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Karen Edmisten · 3d ago

Poetry Friday: I'm Hosting! (And getting this post up on Thursday evening for you plan-ahead types.)

We're anticipating a snow day tomorrow as Winter Storm Quid (really?) makes its way across the country. Personally, I'm tired of Winter Storm Fill-in-Silly-Name and I'm ready for Spring-Day-...
Karen Edmisten · 1w ago

"My beloved copy of the book began to crackle when the cover was lifted."

I recently mentioned that we do a freewrite every week at our writing group. I'm sharing Ramona's from last week because I just loved it so much. The prompt came from the Brave Writer blog:T...
Karen Edmisten · 1w ago

"The library was a little old shabby place...

... Francie thought it was beautiful. The feeling she had about it was as good as the feeling she had about church." ~ A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 
Karen Edmisten · 1w ago

Dear Lent,

Hey, old friend! It's been awhile. How are you? I'm looking forward to seeing you. I always love a good trek in the desert.Funny thing about you, though -- you always sneak up on me. Well, n...
Karen Edmisten · 1w ago

Poetry Friday: How to Be a Poet by Wendell Berry

How to Be a PoetWendell Berry(to remind myself)i  Make a place to sit down.  Sit down. Be quiet.  You must depend upon  affection, reading, knowledge,  skill—more of each  than you have—insp...
Karen Edmisten · 1W ago

A Meaningful Lent: The One-Stop (Monstrously Long) Post

2/16/17: Updated and cleaned up a bit. This was originally a series of posts, written in 2009. I pulled them all together to have a one-stop post for most-things-Lent. Hope it's helpful -- e...
Karen Edmisten · 2W ago

Poetry Friday: Before a Painting

For everyone who has ever been overcome by ineffable beauty: Before a PaintingJames Weldon Johnson I knew not who had wrought with skill so fineWhat I beheld; nor by what laws of artHe had c...
Karen Edmisten · 3W ago

Poetry Friday: Langston Hughes

"Then let us hurry, comrades, the road to find." I look at the worldby Langston HughesI look at the worldFrom awakening eyes in a black face—And this is what I see:(Read the poem here, at Th...
Karen Edmisten · 3W ago

The Annual Groundhog Day Shrinklit

I rerun it (almost) every year, in honor of the movie, Bill Murray, and groundhogs everywhere.I wrote this shrinklit years ago. Remember Shrinklits? They were witty, succinct little retellin...
Karen Edmisten · 4W ago

Poetry Friday: Coffee, How Do I Love Thee?

I've been sick with a cold all week. That means, yes, you can feel sorry for me, and yes, I've been operating on partial-fuzz-brain, so I've relied heavily on coffee. (Oh, let's be honest......