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Missing Maya Angelou

Posted on 28. May, 2014 by in May

Though I did not know her, she knew me And so I cry Soothed by her wise, wondrous words By the knowledge that her voice – Soulful, sweet, strong – carries on and on and on and on

Luscious Limerick

Posted on 31. May, 2010 by in May

When faced with a luscious confection I’ll not even consider rejection. It happens so often I’ve started to soften, But only across my midsection.

Sunday Sonnet

Posted on 30. May, 2010 by in May

When days stretch longer and the breeze blows warm, Three boys’ adventures glow, brilliant and bright. But evening time can bring with it a storm – My once sweet children waning with the light. Deep frowns smear mouths that smiled moments before, Laughs spiral into bitter-tasting whine, Harsh words are strewn like clothes over the […]

Evening Haiku

Posted on 29. May, 2010 by in May

Darkness falls softly Cooling her sun-kissed shoulders Smoothing wind-whipped hair

Positively Poetic

Posted on 28. May, 2010 by in May

Oh friends, May has not been a good month for writing Ditties. It has been good for other things, though. And for the sake of balancing my sometimes hectic (always laughable) life, I have had to put this blog on the back burner, so to speak. But it has simmered long enough back there and […]

Sitting in the Shade

Posted on 25. May, 2010 by in May

A breeze stirs the leaves that dance above our heads, And the sidewalk turns to water As the shadows float from one grassy bank to the other. We sit there, staring, rosy from our adventures in the sun, Watching as the sunshine and the gray Take turns splashing up onto our toes.


Posted on 22. May, 2010 by in May

Steam rises up and the crisp smell of cotton fills the room like sunshine. The iron hisses as it slides down bright blue sleeves and then clicks against small white buttons, glossy with spray starch. With a single swipe, dark wet folds transform into long and light creases. A laundry room magic act. And then […]

What’s in a Name?

Posted on 21. May, 2010 by in May

Several months ago Micah started talking constantly about a boy at his preschool. It seemed they had a lot in common, these two. They both loved Star Wars. And Legos. And animals of all sorts. They played together on the playground and sat by each other at lunch. Micah would come home every Monday, Wednesday […]

Bedtime Ritual

Posted on 11. May, 2010 by in May

I don’t know why really, but lately I just can’t wind down at night until I’ve had a cup of Quiet Time Tea. It helps soothe my throat (which has been brutalized by this insistent cold) and slow my brain (which is replaying the day inside my head despite my vehement protests). And it is […]

Hello Again

Posted on 10. May, 2010 by in May

I’d like to say that lack of time has kept me from my daily writing. That I’ve been buried by work and family obligations and have just now dug myself out. That this stubborn cold virus has been nagging me and dragging me down. That sleep has become a most precious commodity. Too precious to […]