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The Accessible Billy Collins

When I first told my husband that I was going to post some of my favorite poems each Saturday in April in a celebration of National Poetry Month, he said that he was impressed that not only did I have a favorite poem, I had enough favorites to fill a month. 🙂 Today, I want …

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The Late Great Shel Silverstein

In honor of National Poetry Month, I would like to share some of my favorite poems with you. I will post different poets throughout the month. To start things out right… I would like to share “Sick” by Shel Silverstein, one of my all-time favorite poets. It is from his wonderful book called Where the …

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O Me! O Life! The Lost Art of Dreaming Big

Have you noticed the Apple iPad commercials that quote Walt Whitman’s wonderful poem “O Me! O Life!” while showing a montage of active creativity?  I was able to immediately recognize Robin Williams in his role from Dead Poet’s Society telling his students to live fully and not waste a moment. For those of you who …

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Dipping your toes in the everyday moments

When I was in high school and college, many of my angst filled journal entries looked like poems.  That is not to say that I ever set out to write poetry.  That is just how the words laid themselves out on the page. As I have become more and more interested in writing fiction, my …

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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month.   I am a little late in talking about it, but since I did not start my blog until the middle of the month, I will let it slide. 🙂 Let me begin by saying that I am not a poet.  While a lot of my teenage scribblings looked like poetry, …

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