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Sunday Poetry: The fresh truth of children

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. My Christmas gift to you is this beautiful poem, Noel, by Anne Porter.  May her words bring with them poignant memories of the past as well as a reminder of the preciousness of…

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Sunday Poetry: I come into the peace of wild things

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. My heart is broken for the twenty-seven children and teachers who were killed on Friday.  Some things in life are so tragic and incomprehensible there aren’t enough words to convey our shock and…

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Sunday Poetry: I Am Thinking of A Fairy Tale

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Did you know that the average person gains at least 5 pounds over the Christmas holidays?  Scary, right?  That’s not a Christmas present any of us want.  And yet perhaps we need to…

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Sunday Poetry: All the Singing

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Living in Florida now our angels for the holiday season have a different appearance than when we waited anxiously for the snow to fall and ice to cover the trees.  In this poem,…

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Poetry Sunday: HANDLE WITH CARE

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. As we enter into the season of peace, I’m relieved that the Palestinians and Israelis agreed to a truce after an intense but brief conflict.  I’m reminded of a favorite poet of mine,…

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Sunday Poetry: When She Comes Back, From College…

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. One of my favorite joys of Thanksgiving is being with family, especially those I haven’t seen for a while.  In this poem, First Thanksgiving, by Sharon Olds, she tells of her daughter returning…

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Sunday Poetry: I will make the continent indissoluble

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. The elections are over, and now is the time for our nation to reunite as one people.  This poem,  “For You O Democracy” by Walt Whitman helps me to appreciate the blessing of being…

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Sunday Poetry: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. With the elections only two days away, I hope this poem,  Get Out and Vote: A Poem by David McLennon encourages you to participate in one of the most exciting and inspirational privileges of…

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Sunday Poetry: The Message of 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. Since this is a time for ghosts and goblins, I wanted to share a Halloween poem with you.  Halloween by Mac Hammond is about that age-old ritual of carving pumpkins — are you…

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Sunday Poetry: May We Seek a Vision

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 stumbled on today’s poem while searching for a poem on another topic, and was struck how appropriate this one is as we head toward a presidential election.  A Prayer Among Friends by…

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