Poetry Month, Week Three: Barbara Crooker’s Towhee

As the immortal Bard once said, “A Tohee / by any other name would sing the same.” Okay, I admit it, I might have misquoted. But you get the idea. Birds’ names sometimes evolve, usually because, in the process of studying them, we learn new things about them. In this case, the Rufous-sided Towhee was…

Poetry Month: Week One with Eileen Moeller

Cheers! And happy Poetry Month, 2018. Last year Micah (my youngest son) and I recorded at least a poem a week during April, each of us one poem by the same poet. This year we decided to each read different poets from various movements and time periods. Our only real rule is that it has…

Saturday Plans for National Poetry Month

My sons are coming tomorrow (read that as later today, since I wrote this in the wee hours before bed), and thanks to Life is an Exquisite Journey’s blog I have some ideas of what we can do on our street and at the park a block away, right by the library. I wonder if…

Day #4 – 30 Days, 30 Readings: Adrienne Rich, “Poetry I”

The poetry world, and this troubled world we live in lost Adrienne Rich on Tuesday, March 27th. I think this is a proper poem to remember her by on this 30 days project for National Poetry Month. There were many to chose from, but this one strikes a chord that ties together her mission, her…