Poetry Month

Poetry Month – April 7, 2024

GREAT FORTUNEWhen all the words are
Written
Rehearsed
Memorized,
When all the sound cues
And light levels
And blocking
are set,
When all the publicity
And advertising
And phone calls
are done,
You go to a Chinese restaurant,
The one…
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Poetry Month – April 6

THE GIFT When the four-year-old boy got
The invitation from the soon-to-be five-year-old girl,
he walked outside to his father’s scrap wood pile
picked out two pieces of wood
small enough to fit in his hands but
large enough to…
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Poetry Month-April 5, 2024

Okay…It took all of my restraint not to write “I bailed” somewhere is this little ditty. Why did I keep this object on my altar, you may wonder? A reminder of things not to do. Every memory is important. Warning:…
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Poetry Month-April 4, 2024

Today is the birthday of three extraordinary women I know and love. It is also the day Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. How strange these markers are. How can one day hold such a confluence of events? And yet…
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Poetry Month-April 3, 2024

            From the altar box today… When my daughter was in preschool, she would bring home the artwork of all the other children in the class. I’d ask her where her artwork was and she’d…
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Poetry Month – April 2

Today, from the box, comes a prayer shawl. Actually, a grief shawl. My dear friend Anne told the women in her church that my mother had died and they created (Knit? Crocheted?) this shawl. Prayer Shawl The church ladies did…
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April 1, 2024-Poetry Month begins

Today marks the start of National Poetry Month and I’m going out on the bendy branches again. What are the bendy branches? They are where the juiciest and most sun-kissed fruit hang. They are where the dare-devil moves happen. They…
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