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Brrr. . . . The Poet’s Response to Winter

I know many of you are in the midst of terrible weather right now.  Even Florida is shivering in this winter storm.  Too much snow, too many icicles, too many things undone. I thought this was a perfect day to share this poem with you.  Snow-Bound was written in 1866, and the version here was…

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Sunday Poetry: “She roars, and we are conquered.”

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. To honor our grand-daughter’s 6th birthday today I’ve chosen a delightful poem about the birth of a little girl.  “Birth Day” by Elise Paschen, celebrates the beginning of a new life and new…

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Sunday Poetry: “She asks one question…”

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ve picked a romantic poem that tells the story of a young man searching for his beloved.  As you read  “The Exchange,” by Ron Rash, remember how you found…

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Sunday Poetry: “Hello Winter”

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. So it’s now the middle of winter… how are you doing?  For some winter is a difficult challenge that must be taken a day at a time.  For others the cold and snow…

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Sunday Poetry: “One sun rose on us today…”

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. I was inspired by the poem, “One Today,” written and read by the young poet Richard Blanco at President Obama’s Inauguration on Monday. For me it captures the essence of who and what…

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Sunday Poetry: “Leaning into one another…”

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Sometimes the most romantic times come from simple, loving gestures, such as this one in the poem, “Leaning In” by Sue Ellen Thompson. What is a time when you felt that sense of…

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Sunday Poetry: “Let silence in like a cat”

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Happy New Year friends!  Perhaps you’ve already made your New Year’s resolutions, but after reading this poem, New Year Resolve by May Sarton, you may want to add an addendum. And then ask…

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Winner of Horoscopes for the Dead and Other Good News

I’m delighted to begin 2013 by announcing a  contest winner.  Wanda, also known as commenter #14 on my Sunday Poetry blogs, just won an autographed copy of Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins, an ongoing contest for the read-poetry-along-with-Emilie crowd. Wanda’s comment: “Emilie I love this weeks poem. It says play! Have fun and…

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