writing path

None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime.  Gail Godwin My office file cabinet has been on my must-do list to declutter for the last couple of years. When it became harder to close the drawers, I started tackling it in bits and pieces over the… Continue reading writing path

a word after a word

A word after a word after a word is power.” Margaret Atwood I’ve been contemplating taking a writing course this summer, something to inspire me to get back to a more regular writing practice or maybe look for a weekend writing conference, now that the country is opening up again. The weekly blog post helps,… Continue reading a word after a word

Finding writing inspiration this summer

Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” —Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty I love magazines, but I tend to hoard stacks and stacks of them until, even for me, it’s too much, and I force myself to donate or recycle. That happened yesterday, my deep woven basket that holds… Continue reading Finding writing inspiration this summer

Consider…

Consider the alliance– ships and plants The take-for-granted bloom of our roadsides Queen Anne’s Lace Black-Eyed Susans rode the sea ‘Specimens graciously passed between warring fleets’ And when an old boat rots ashore itself once living plant it sprouts Lorine Niedecker I love the simplicity of this poem, like an observation the poet might have… Continue reading Consider…

a “soft word” on the first day of spring

The crocus beckons like homemade liqueur—each one a glassful of sunlight. The crocus is a soft word in my ear Marion McCready’s poem Look to the Crocus. Today is the official first day of spring, but the crocus has been blooming for a couple of weeks, and the grape hyacinth is next. I usually plant… Continue reading a “soft word” on the first day of spring