Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Today’s poem, Neighbors in October, by poet David Baker is a vivid glance at a familiar autumn scene.  I love the image the poem immediately calls up. Can you almost hear a rake…

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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 love today’s poem Autumn by Linda Pastan. So many poems about fall are about death and endings, but Pastan chooses to look at this season in a different way. I appreciated that…

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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’m in the midst of house hunting and location hunting now, and I thought this poem particularly fitting to share. Dream Home by William Reichard was such fun to stumble upon. Have you ever…

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Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Todays Poem, The Bat by Theodore Roethke is particularly appropriate right now as we store everything in our summer cottage (see the previous blog) for renovations. Bats are sacred here at Chautauqua because after…

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Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. If you’ve been reading along with me for a while, you may remember this blog began after I heard about Poetry 180, poetry to be read out loud in high schools, one per…

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Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. An author I know writes frequent posts on her Facebook friend page about her mother, who lives with her and suffers from Alzheimer’s. She’s given me so much to think about, as well…

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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 granddaughter started kindergarten this week, with all the terrors and joys that entails.  This poem, Years From now When You Are Weary, by Julia Kasdorf is in her honor.  Do you remember…

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Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. Today’s poem, Porch Swing in September by Ted Kooser is a reminder of the changes in the air as fall approaches, as well as so much more, brought to us as only Mr.…

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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 first heard today’s poem, Monet Refuses the Operation by Lisel Mueller, decades ago and fell in love with it then.  What a pleasure to rediscover it this week while looking for poetry about…

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Welcome to Sunday Poetry. If this is your first visit you can read about the purpose and inspiration of my Sunday poetry blogs here. After putting up my book trailer on Friday I decided we needed a poem that was reminiscent of that mountain scenery.  I found Parker’s Mountain by Kate Knapp Johnson to share with you.…

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