Saturday Song and Dance, and Why I Hate “Poetry Prompts”

I miss Margo Roby. No, not the Australian actor and movie producer. She spells her name differently. I miss Margot, my some-time poetry buddy and inspiration on the interwebs. Her old WordPress site is still live, but her last post was two years and one week ago. I hope she’s okay. I didn’t have the heart to…

“Walking with Your Eyes Shut,” by William Stafford

This week the wonderful poet Nickole Brown was asking folks on social media for short, creative nonfiction pieces about sound for a class she is teaching on defamiliarization. I admit, I missed the acronym, CNF and was, as usual, thinking of poetry. My mind went straight to a poem by William Stafford and my hands immediately reached…

Of Peaches and Plumbs: Things, Ideas, and Wheelbarrows

Yesterday Micah shared a brilliant interpretation of “that plums poem,” a video of Mathew Macfadyen dramatizing William Carlos Williams’ little piece “This is Just to Say.” Do me a favor, click here and watch it (It’ll open in a new window) and then come back. I’ll wait. Back? Worth it, right? That video was part…

Live Reading in Scranton Tonight

Why do I sometimes forget that there are people in the blogging world that actually are not that far away from where I live now? I’m so used to being in touch with people globally from a tiny town in Central Pennsylvania. But now I’m in the North East corner of the state, closer to…

Song of Sorrow, Poetry and Music

Let’s just call this a Saturday Song on a Sunday. I’m sure I’ve broken  the rules on this before, but usually I save the music and poetry combo posts for the Music Monday feature. Again, who said I have to follow the rules? It’s my blog, and as the old pirate says of the Code,…