Saying Goodbye to The Most Interesting Dog in the World

Today I am sharing a poem I wrote this week as I prepared to say goodbye to our boy, Banjo. Banjo came into our lives in 2008. This past Saturday we said goodbye to him. The past few years have held too many goodbyes for us, but this year- both our cat Aurora -my belovedContinue reading “Saying Goodbye to The Most Interesting Dog in the World”

The Empty Glass and Understanding Poetry

    My husband and I attended a “Poetry Jam” in Pawcatuck, Connecticut at a lovely Cafe  (Valiant Brothers Provisions)  this week which was hosted by RI Poet Laureate Emeritus Lisa Starr and her former High School Creative Writing  Teacher, Lou Gabordi. It was a a wonderful night of excellent food, warm laughter and  a deliciously eclecticContinue reading “The Empty Glass and Understanding Poetry”

Your Life Is Poetry #NPM17

  I am pretty excited that it is April 1 and that is no joke! Let the games begin, or more accurately, let the poetry flow. Because if you are a poet, a wanna-be-poet, a writer who wants to work their writerly  muscles in new ways, or someone who loves poetry, this is a magicalContinue reading “Your Life Is Poetry #NPM17”

Addressing Death While Walking with a Boy?

About that title- don’t worry! These are just a merging of the two poems I  will read for you today! My special treat for you. I am giving the gift of poetry to you…but you can just listen. I spent a bit of time recording some spontaneous poetry readings earlier. I did one on PeriscopeContinue reading “Addressing Death While Walking with a Boy?”