Wanted: a needle

“Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.” Charles Simic “I am sewing today, sewing all of my poems into a quilt. Gathering the words, ripping out the stitches that never worked, slowly, carefully I am piecing it together. I am admiring their place in my quilt. I am sewing them… Continue reading Wanted: a needle


One of my favorite Adele songs.Chasing Pavements

Labor Day Weekend

Poetry is all that is worth remembering in life. William Hazlitt I have off for the holiday, four wonderful days off. Yesterday I took a poetry workshop on “how to title poems” that was informative, fun and inspiring. And I spent an hour weeding (very much overdue) today, my biggest goal is to clean my… Continue reading Labor Day Weekend

Alone in the Kitchen

It is the privilege of loneliness; in privacy one may do as one chooses.Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway I never got back to the “Nag” yesterday to write a prompt. So here’s one this morning based on a delicious anthology I just read called Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One… Continue reading Alone in the Kitchen

Just a quote

Everything that doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. And later on you can use it in some story.Tapani Bagge I’ll be back this afternoon with a writing prompt.Lovingly,The Writing/Editing Nag

September is here!

“But now in September the garden has cooled, and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head … The harvest has dwindled, and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.” Robert Finch This has been the best summer I ever spent in… Continue reading September is here!

A highfalutin word

Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday. Ray Kroc