Category Archives: poem

By Rote

As a child I learned a lot by rote, mostly poems, but they have all vanished with the years. Now I have trouble remembering the list of what I need to do today … A BY ROTE does it matter … Continue reading

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3 Wind Haiku

March winds blow strong and wild. It’s great fun to be down along the shoreline when a storm comes through, waves build and crash, foam and sail-boards fly. Then there’s kite-flying and other excitements … **** grandson learns to fly … Continue reading

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The Man at the End of the Pew

I’m a crow when it comes to singing, though we have some excellent canaries in our family (real singers, in choir and out, and they know who they are, their voices a joy to hear), but the crows of the … Continue reading

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The After Image

Just recently I discovered a great-aunt, Georgiana Houghton, who was an artist and is now becoming well-known. She lived in the late 19th century, and her paintings are incredible, I’ve posted one here … A THE AFTER IMAGE                                        celebrate the … Continue reading

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The Pause

The comma claims three columns of explanation in Fowler’s Modern English Usage. Apparently the comma comes to us from the Greek, meaning ‘piece cut off’ and was first used in English in the sixteenth century. There’s lots more information but … Continue reading

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Considering Bacon

I’m vegetarian but that doesn’t stop me from loving the smell of bacon frying over a campfire and, just occasionally, wanting to eat it. But I don’t, instead I write poems about it in winter … CONSIDERING BACON I’ve learned … Continue reading

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Vivaldi

We were in Venice a few years ago and I had one of those experiences that music can give. Maybe it was the music over Christmas or a bar or two heard distantly yesterday that reminded me of that day, … Continue reading

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