interruptions of life

too many things to do…sometimes poetry and writing take a back seat. I hope to have a new post by Saturday! Keep writing! Lovingly, The Writing Nag

time to write

I got up and went to the gym early today so as soon as I’m off work I’ll be back with a post I’ve been working on. Living Social has a 50% off Gift Card to Amazon today. Save $10 on a $20 gift card. check out your city!

Academy of American Poets

I just received my membership card for 2011 and read in the accompanying letter that Poets.org receives approximately 1 million visits each month. It’s often said that only poets read poetry but I think that more people are reading and discovering poetry thanks to local and national events surrounding National Poetry Month in April. For… Continue reading Academy of American Poets

Tainted Tea

My post today is a guest post at Tainted Tea. Horror writers look for links on the blog to the Tainted Tea ezine and submit your work!

The Poet’s Trade

The Poet’s Trade by Amy Lowell No one expects a man to make a chair without first learning how, but there is a popular impression that the poet is born, not made, and that his verses burst from his overflowing heart of themselves. As a matter of fact, the poet must learn his trade in… Continue reading The Poet’s Trade

A fine soft beautiful day

Sunday 27th December 1801 A fine soft beautiful, mild day with gleams of sunshine. I lay in bed till 12 o clock, Mr Clarkson’s man came, we wrote to him…Dorothy Wordsworth The Grasmere Journals  I’ve kept a journal for more than 20 years. Some entries read like Wordsworth’s, simple observations of the weather and the… Continue reading A fine soft beautiful day

Welcome 2011!

“The merry year is born Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.” Hartley Coleridge Happy New Year! Welcome 2011! Although I love New Year’s Day I’m not a fan of New Year’s Eve so promptly after I watched the ball drop in New York City I fell asleep; two hours before Colorado said Happy… Continue reading Welcome 2011!