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Poetry for Life

English was one of my favorite subjects in high school.  I enjoyed pouring my thoughts into a journal, and have continued that practice off and on for years.  I suppose that blogging is in some ways just a continuation of the creative writing … Continue reading

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Postcard from the Lake

The peaceful water A silken mirror Invites me out To paddle silently In the heat of summer Late afternoon. So still Before the storm Breaks the glass. To my daddy, Bob Maxwell, for Father’s Day, 2013.

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The Glass

I see the glass Half full Of something That will quench my thirst, A cooling sip, Liquid beauty, And I am happy. I see the glass Half full And know that others See half empty, Talk half empty, Feel half … Continue reading

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A Life of Poetry

What’s the first poem that you remember hearing? Not a nursery rhyme, but a “real” poem, written by a named poet. For me, it could have been Odgen Nash’s Tale of Custard the Dragon, that I remember my mother reading: … Continue reading

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Signs of Christmas

Candlelight services Hung wreaths Red ribbons Iced gingerbread Sleigh bells Trimmed trees Manger scenes Angels singing Silent Night

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