Highway 82 Through Oregon

We both slept in, so our getaway this time was rushed and I am trying to write from the road, catching up on both blogs and sorting through photographs, with a wi-fi that keeps kicking me out.  So bear with me. We are driving through Oregon today, and like Washington State, I am impressed by […]

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How to Write a Poem

Originally posted on O at the Edges:
How to Write a Poem Learn to curse in three languages. When midday yawns stack high and your eyelids flutter, fire up the chain saw; there’s always something to dismember. Make it new. Fear no bridges. Accelerate through curves, and look twice before leaping over fires, much less…

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Another Open Mic

Here’s yours truly reading Absence and They’re Just Family, After All at an Open Mic (only my third).   To see the full poems, please click on the links.

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Why Write Poetry

First, a disclaimer:  I am in no way an authority on poetry; it is just something I happen to do… a lot.  In fact, my original blog, One Woman’s Quest, is dedicated to my poetic escapades. A cancer scare prompted me to start writing a blog in the first place – I needed somewhere to […]

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Creative Process

Originally posted on One Woman's Quest:
Routine, I find, is both a comfort and a discomfort.  Stripped of all routine when I first became ill, I floundered about looking for some order to the resulting chaos.  I longed for a routine, like a navigational device, to help me define exactly where I was in…

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A Tapestry of Poems

I write poetry.   I play with images conjured up while sleeping, until a message appears.  (I describe this process in an earlier post:  Composing Poetry. )  I’ve noticed that the dreams, and consequently the poems, will follow a particular theme, and I thought it might be interesting to introduce the poems of a series to one […]

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“Dear Charlotte Perkins Gilman” Performed

Yours truly ventured out to an open mic, with the support of two of dear friends.   Despite how unwell I was feeling, my companions arranged for me to read my poems before I could retreat.  This was only my second visit to an open mic poetry session, and I decided to read a personal […]

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