A Palinode for Wednesday–NaPoWriMo Day 8

The prompt for Day Eight: Today I challenge you to write a palinode. And what’s that? It’s a poem in which the poet retracts a statement made in an earlier poem. You could take that route or, if you don’t have an actual poetically-expressed statement you want to retract, maybe you could write a poemContinue reading “A Palinode for Wednesday–NaPoWriMo Day 8”

Money and Henry the Rooster–NaPoWriMo Day 7

Money. Simple money. Figures on a bank app show we have enough. Enough to pay our bills, buy our food, and even, fortunately, and thank God, enough to share with others. Are we rich? No. Put us on an American class scale and we’d tilt the scales to middle middle class. Not rich. Not poor.Continue reading “Money and Henry the Rooster–NaPoWriMo Day 7”

In Dawn’s Early Light–NaPoWriMo for Monday

Awake at 3:15 in the morning again. My dog, Buddy, and I have getting out of the bed quietly down to a fine art. We don’t want to wake my husband. I wouldn’t want anyone else to be awakened at this early hour, even my worst enemy, much less my husband, whom I actually likeContinue reading “In Dawn’s Early Light–NaPoWriMo for Monday”

Sunday Poem, NaPoWriMo

I’m catching up with my weekend poems for the poem a day project through NaPoWriMo for the month of April, so please bear with me as this is the second poem of mine to be posted today! I have, through the years, tended to prefer free verse and haiku as my poetry writing style, butContinue reading “Sunday Poem, NaPoWriMo”

Saturday Poem–NaPoWriMo

Ok, so, it seems I took the weekend off from writing poems, but they were brewing in my noggin. I just didn’t seem to have the wherewithal to get them written and posted. Here is the one for Saturday: Near Covered Moon Up long before dawn, my husband and I, drinking my coffee, and praying.Continue reading “Saturday Poem–NaPoWriMo”

Watching Cars and Stars

Sitting on the front porch with Daddy in the summer twilight, was always one of my favorite times. He’d smoke a couple of unfiltered Camel cigarettes and I would watch in fascination as the blue smoke curled its way upward into the almost twinkly sky. We lived on the corner of a street where carsContinue reading “Watching Cars and Stars”