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Balance

Balance

Poetry Friday  *  Celebrate This Week I am celebrating National Poetry Month by reading poetry, writing poetry, and reflecting on poetry. Reading Poetry. Each morning this past week I’ve opened my screen to read a poem by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater at The Poem Farm...
The Resurrection

The Resurrection

March Slice of Life No. 30.   *   Poetry Friday     This week as I read  “What Are We to Make of Jesus Christ?” — an essay from God in the Dock by C.S. Lewis, words and phrases expressing uniquely Lewis’s thoughts about Jesus’...
Song of Joy

Song of Joy

March Slice of Life No. 4. In February, I joined Laura Shovan‘s poetry challenge. Each day we were presented visual art as a prompt to draft an ekphrastic poem.  On Day 17, Tricia Stohr-Hunt shared “The Tall White Sun” (1917), a painting by Charles...
Night at Noonday

Night at Noonday

Poetry Friday. This week Holly Thompson shared “Eclipse,” a corrugated artwork by Colleen Sakurai, for Day 15 of Lauren Shovan’s 6th Annual February Poetry Project. Having experienced a total solar eclipse in Oregon on August 21, 2017, I immediately...
Rain

Rain

Poetry Friday. April showers bring May flowers. RAIN Rain Fell on the roof Dripped steadily from eaves Ran in crooked courses Splattered against windows Came gushing out downspouts Upset plans –found in Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White © 2015 Alice Nine  ...
Empty

Empty

00:00:00 (five minutes to write) GO Empty. So often empty precedes want, need, heartache, sorrow, barrenness, vacant, futility. A hungry child holds an empty plate. The milk jug is empty. The flour canister is empty. The cupboards are empty, bare. The gas tank is...