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A Book by the Brook - Cricket in the Thicket

Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

— William Shakespeare

If you like poetry about creepy-crawlies, then… 222 more words


The Hairbag Poet-"Crime Scene"

Hi and welcome to my Friday series titled The Hairbag Poet.

You can read about the history of this series here.

In the blogging world Fridays are known as Poetry Friday. 83 more words


Love Me Some Spaghetti: "Good Taste" by Michelle Holland

by Michelle Holland

“This isn’t spaghetti,” my daughter says loudly to the waiter who is pouring the first taste of a fifty-dollar bottle of wine for our host. 698 more words

Poetry Friday

Poetry Friday; Valentine - Carol Ann Duffy

Thought this was the perfect Valentine’s poem – suitable for those in love and for those who are not!


Not a red rose or a satin heart. 122 more words


Poetry Friday: On Langston Hughes, School People, and Riotous Punctuation: an Interview (& Giveaway!) with Lee Bennett Hopkins

School People (Wordsong), Lee Bennett Hopkins’ new children’s poetry anthology, is officially in stores!

Edited by  Flashlight Night editor Rebecca Davis, this book includes 15 poems about the grown-ups that children meet at school – including my poem, … 2,055 more words


Poetry Friday: Marjory Douglas Stoneman High


Circles of life shattered, emptying hearts
at Stoneman Douglas High, February 14, 2018.
A powerful, pointless eclipse blocked all light
by a semiautomatic AR-15 riffle. 208 more words


Poetry Friday: The Maiden and the Dove

Like many Poetry Friday friends, I’m participating in Laura Shovan‘s 6th Annual February Daily Poem Project. This year’s theme is ekphrasis. Each day, a group member posts a photo of a work of art in his or her home. 377 more words