Strike While the Iron is Hot

    While I am not writing a poem a day this year inspiration still strikes from time to time, if I set down my phone and sit down with a pen and paper. This piece wrote itself this week – here is a rough draft, just the way it appeared to me:   we…

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Fearless Writing Challenge, Day 64: Why I Love Poetry

There are many, many reasons why I love poetry. It’s music, it’s nectar, it’s air, it’s comfort, it’s magic, it’s solace and release. Poets like Mary Oliver, the late Jane Kenyon, Billy Collins, and others are magicians, truth-tellers, counselors, and sages. Today I got two new books of poetry in the mail – milk and…

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