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Karen Edmisten · 2W ago

Poetry Friday: Hope is the thing with feathers

“Hope” is the thing with feathersby Emily Dickinson“Hope” is the thing with feathers -That perches in the soul -And sings the tune without the words -And never stops - at all -And sweetest ...
Karen Edmisten · 2W ago

Brave Writer: Registration for Fall Classes Opens on July 31

I'll be teaching for Brave Writer again in the fall! Huzzah!I'm teaching another session of The Writer's Jungle Online (formerly "Kidswrite Basic") from September 25th to November 3rd.The co...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Poetry Friday: Mac and Cheese and ... Haiku?

July 14th is National Macaroni and Cheese Day (that's okay -- I didn't know it existed either) and Tabatha is seizing the day. She's hosting a cheesy Poetry Friday, and I am lamenting days g...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Poetry Friday: Marginalia, by Billy Collins

Are you a marginalia type? Or a notes-in-a-separate-notebook reader? Do you use post-its? Do you dog-ear? What do you think of book darts? (Thanks, Anne Bogel, these might change my life.) D...
Karen Edmisten · 1M ago

Bits and Pieces of Our Days

Umm, where did the first half of 2017 go? Kinda sped by, no?~~~~~In May, Atticus ran his first half marathon. He'd run the distance before, but had never signed up for a race. A dear friend,...
Karen Edmisten · 2M ago

Poetry Friday: Leisure

It's been a slightly hectic summer for us so far, but I'm looking forward to some days of lolling around soon. Time to stand and stare ... ah, yes. Good for the soul. Leisureby William Henry...
Karen Edmisten · 2M ago

Poetry Friday: Mary Oliver

Go read "Mindful" by Mary Oliver, which beginsEvery day I see or hear something that more or less kills me with delight Then come back and tell me what it's put you in mind of.I wanted to po...
Karen Edmisten · 3M ago

Bits and Pieces of Our Days

We've closed the door (and the math book) on another school year and I'm emitting happy sighs.When her sisters started college, Ramona and I had adjustments to make in our newly-one-person s...
Karen Edmisten · 3M ago

Poetry Friday: Emily Dickinson

I just felt like a little bit of Emily today. Go here, to Poets.org, to read the five perfect lines of "To make a prairie."~~~~~ The Amazing Jama has the round up this week at Jama's Alphabe...
Karen Edmisten · 3M ago

Poetry Friday: James Hearst

An Atticus pick this week, and a lovely one:In Aprilby James HearstThis I saw on an April day:Warm rain spilt from a sun-lined cloud,A sky-flung wave of gold at evening,....(Read the whole p...