The first thing that is making me happy is the date! I love that it’s the 1st of May tomorrow – all 1sts are great! – and I love that I have one more opportunity to plug Poetry Month! Poetry makes me happy! Here’s a flowchart (courtesy of Book Riot) to help you choose one… Continue reading What’s Making Me Happy 4/30/13
Symmetry in dates – 11/11 and 11/11/12! A weekend off! Sunshiny weather on my day off Thursday – and being out and about during the daylight! Durn daylight savings time! Wearing capris in November – one more warm burst for a bit! Poetry reading with the girls – from Shel Silverstein to to e.e. cummings… Continue reading 11/11 What’s Making me Happy This Week
April 30. How did it happen that we’re here already? Very crazy. I was trying to figure out a way to honor the last day of Poetry Month and was reading 30 things to do in Poetry Month. One of the things to do was to start a ‘commonplace book.’ It sounds exactly like what… Continue reading Starting a Commonplace Book
Again, in honor of poetry month, another example of words that make me smile. Haiku is traditionally written in the 5-7-5 syllable formation and is meant to evoke a feeling or sensation or to describe something. It can be a powerful meditation or be silly fun. There is a haiku category on craigslist, mixed… Continue reading Haiku for You!
Last night I was browsing the internet for unique wedding gifts, especially literary wedding gifts, and I was reminded of this great poem. The poem was made famous to me by the book and movie “In Her Shoes,” and I found a tiny dish that has the final words stamped on it: “i carry your… Continue reading Poems of Love
I don’t know what it is about April, but I love it. Maybe it’s because April 1st is six months from my October 1st birthday, so I feel a yin and yang or something. It’s a transition month, moving from winter into full-on spring. It’s poetry month, and I once wrote a poem about April… Continue reading Things that Made Me Smile…
Last night before I went to bed, I read that it was A. A. Milne’s birthday – January 18, 1882. I have always been a huge fan and still count “Now We Are Six” as one of my favorite books. It was given to me as a gift when I turned six and it has… Continue reading A. A. Milne – Now We Are Six
I have always loved poetry! When I was young, my aunt gave me the book, “Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle (Put Up One Summer by Felicity)” and there was hardly a poem in there I didn’t love. Somewhere along the line I lost the book – but the miracle of the internet and… Continue reading Poetry Month