Mysteries and Spa Days

Today is Spring Day Six! And Spa Days at Home continues…I’d combed my hair throughout the day on different occasions and with my fingers…and stood out on the balcony letting the daylight touch my skin. Looking out over the railing, I could see a gathering of water on the ground in the forest on the…… Continue reading Mysteries and Spa Days

This Particular Moon in My Window—…For You

Mar. 18 The moon calms me, especially this one. This is a moon I wouldn’t have imagined looking exactly like this one. I send a kiss toward it, one single kiss like the single word refrain, that I mean very much. 😊💖🌕😴 Mar. 19 Imagine awakening to the scent of these springtime flowers and fresh…… Continue reading This Particular Moon in My Window—…For You

I Turned My Villanelle into a Ghazal Today

wrote by hand first, revised on laptop, typed paper is the original villanelle in transformation… I have turned my villanelle poem that was really giving me trouble into a ghazal today! I resisted doing that at first feeling I was maybe betraying the villanelle form and maybe also trying the complex, known-to-be-challenging ghazal form again…… Continue reading I Turned My Villanelle into a Ghazal Today

An Island Novel I’d Read And My 1 Minute Impromptu Play About Writing Poetry

my cat Peeko was sure to get to it first This is the first novel I’d read (titled The House at the Edge of Night), which combined mainly southern Italian characters with some British ones, as in a British man gets swept up onto the coast of this remote Italian island, Castellamare, during wartime. I’d…… Continue reading An Island Novel I’d Read And My 1 Minute Impromptu Play About Writing Poetry

The Sun in My Cup, Draw What You See, A Morning of a Little Creativity

There’s the sun in my cup of green-oolong tea…😊☕️This is a new one I’d tried and I am glad I remembered how much I love green-oolongs; this one’s called Ali Shan. I really like Ti Kuan Yin green-oolong and Golden Flower. I gave myself an assignment with my sketchbook—Pick something, place yourself somewhere (seated or…… Continue reading The Sun in My Cup, Draw What You See, A Morning of a Little Creativity

It’s Been A Little Quiet Here—Let’s Hear Some Music!

*I know this may not be scientifically possible in terms of shuffle algorithms that I don’t know much about, but for this, think not science, but sentiment!!* 😊💕💗🎼😇😊* From the first music playlist on my YouTube channel (which I began by sharing a public playlist of me reading favorite poems of other authors aloud), I…… Continue reading It’s Been A Little Quiet Here—Let’s Hear Some Music!

Peeko’s Photoshoot with Fiction Pick of Choice

There’s nothing like the thrill of pulling a random book by unknown yet to you author off the library shelf one day…😊and this novel happens to take place “in the Mediterranean on an island off the coast of Italy” (country of my ancestry)…And it looks like Peeko approves it…He’s been really taking pride in his…… Continue reading Peeko’s Photoshoot with Fiction Pick of Choice

The Prairie Post: Willa Cather’s Set of Novels, O Pioneers!….

I will be reading my poem tomorrow, Friday, March 11th at Indelible’s online Poetry Launch event that will take place at 10 AM EST. This scene, from my balcony in Massachusetts, of at first, very thickly-frosted pine trees all morning giving way to dripping and trickling onto the melting ground with such warm winter sun,…… Continue reading The Prairie Post: Willa Cather’s Set of Novels, O Pioneers!….

Willa Cather’s Prairie Two— “May E” Writes A Long Lost Short Story

I will share a Prairie post to come and one that leaves all suspense in the books and with just a glimpse in from my perspective, for your interest. I’ve read the first 2 from Willa Cather’s Prairie 3. As for her prose, it is wonderful, with long, very clear sentences and a style of…… Continue reading Willa Cather’s Prairie Two— “May E” Writes A Long Lost Short Story