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Karen Edmisten · 1W ago

Poetry Friday: Billy Collins Thanks My Mom For Me

Billy Collins, reading "The Lanyard": (Yeah. For me, it was a potholder.) Happy Mother's Day, Mom. ~~~~~The Ever Amazing Jama Rattigan is hosting the Poetry Friday roundup at Jama's Alphabet...
Karen Edmisten · 3W ago

Poetry Friday: Poetry Month Blues

Poetry Month Blues Karen Edmisten Another April -- Poetry Month! --has slipped through my fingers.Failed plans, lack of sharing ...The guilt in me lingers."Next year will be different!"I sho...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Poetry Friday: World Make Way, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins (and pssst: Happy Birthday!)

Could you resist this book? I couldn't. I ordered it the second I saw it. World Make Way: New Poems Inspired by Art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins, is pre...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Meeting Ally Carter

About eight years ago (Seven? Nine? Something like that -- whenever she was at that junior high-ish age), Betsy started reading Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series. Then she went through th...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Poetry Friday: Magdelen Walks, by Oscar Wilde

Magdalen WalksOscar WildeThe little white clouds are racing over the sky,And the fields are strewn with the gold of the flower of March,The daffodil breaks under foot, and the tasselled larc...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Bits and Pieces of Our Days

Happy spring from my backyard to yours. Bleh. ~~~~~Despite the fact that spring hasn't fully arrived, Atticus has been out running (of course.) Last week he ran in a ten-mile race with 1,999...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Good Friday, Poetry Friday, Merton Friday

Fr. Louis (Thomas Merton) was such a prolific and moving poet that it's hard to decide which poem to share today. "Death" is a piercing one -- it jolts us (Take time to tremble lest you come...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Bits and Pieces of Our Days (The Picture Edition)

Ramona's been drawing again:Howl and Sophie from Howl's Moving CastleWonder Woman! ~~~~~Speaking of art, she and I have been using the lovely and whimsical art from
Karen Edmisten · 2M ago

Poetry Friday: Billy Collins Again, Because I Need Him Today

In "Today," Billy Collins splendiferously evokes the unadulterated joy of that day -- that moment -- when the heart and mind and soul know and believe that Spring has truly landed.In Nebrask...
Karen Edmisten · 2M ago

Poetry Friday: Billy Collins, "Old Man Eating Alone in a Chinese Restaurant"

Given my recent account of being jettisoned from a Chinese restaurant, I thought this poem by Billy Collins would work well today. (Alternatively, in my case, it could be called, "In Happier...