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Poetry Friday: "Gettysburg: July 1, 1863"

“If war is nothing more than lists of battles then human lives count less than saber rattles.”
~ J. Patrick Lewis ~

As we gear up to celebrate our nation’s birthday tomorrow, its seems appropriate, this year especially, to pause and remember the battle of Gettysburg, which ended 152 years ago today after Pickett’s disastrous charge. 567 more words


Where I am From

My love for poetry has always existed. In elementary school I would create short poems about myself and keep them tucked away, even to this day. 411 more words

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A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt-Landon and Penny

Hello, Great Readers of our series! Just In case you haven’t visited before, let me tell you a little about A Great Nephew and A Great Aunt… 216 more words


Poetry Friday ~ Here's to Us

I wrote this poem right before my wedding. Our wedding party came together so gracefully so ensure everything went well. I seemed to keep stuttering when it came to writing my speech…but this poem came to me a day or two before the wedding and it summed up how much we both appreciated our family and friends coming together and contributing so much. 248 more words


Poetry Friday: Naomi Shihab Nye - How do I know when a poem is finished?

Carol at Carol’s Corner is hosting the Roundup this week.

Yesterday, Naomi Shihab Nye spoke to the lucky folks attending the Summer Institute at TC.  I followed Tweets, inspired as always by the power of this particular poet’s ability to move me.    182 more words

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Poetry and CLmooc

I have joined the summer PD of CLMooc. Feeling my way through, I have found that poetry inspires many. Poetry is a way we can express our identity. 229 more words


billy collins, sir paul mccartney, and a summer blog break

Ah, summer! Time to step away from the stove and laptop, relax, and stay cool.

Mr. Cornelius, 50-something Paddingtons, and I are looking forward to ice cream sundaes, fresh peach pie, reading… 476 more words

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