Posts Tagged “poetry”

March 22, 2013

At Grandma’s House

The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat— That’s the poem’s real name, not The Duel. Duels come with pistols, rapiers at best. This cat and dog, they ate each other up! (The poem is all that’s left of them.) Grandma’d (…)

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August 21, 2011

Oh frabjous day!… #PoetrySummer, Week 12

‘Twas brillig…All mimsy were the Rogerses. So to send #PoetrySummer out with a bang (or, umm, a snicker-snack), Eva and David helped me make this rendition of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky for your viewing “pleasure.” I make several mistakes during the (…)

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August 19, 2011

Bliss and Hope, #PoetrySummer, Weeks 10 & 11

So, would you believe me if I said I’d fallen and I couldn’t get up? No? What if I told you’d I’d been detained to deal with matters of national security that cannot be discussed here? Still no? I’m behind (…)

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July 31, 2011

The long, delirious, burning blue…#PoetrySummer, Week 9

This week I memorized and recited one of David’s favorite poems for #PoetrySummer. I realized yet again on Friday that I hadn’t even started for the week, and being the kind husband that he is (in most regards), David chose (…)

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July 25, 2011

Sugar wings in my mouth… #PoetrySummer, Week 8

I’m a day late in posting again, but I promise, I said Joy Harjo’s Desire for David last night before the stroke of midnight. (Actually, there are no clocks that strike in our house, and I’m sad about that now.) (…)

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July 18, 2011

I would like to step out of my heart… #PoetrySummer, Week 7

I was visiting David’s family home place in Polk County yesterday, where there is no internet connection, but  even though I couldn’t blog about it on time, I successfully recited my poem on Sunday for week 7 of #PoetrySummer! It (…)

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July 10, 2011

Some vibration going… #PoetrySummer, Week 6

I had a much harder time with Fiddler Jones than I did with any of the other poems I’ve memorized so far for #PoetrySummer. I think it is a combination of my preoccupation with the Hogsmeade Is for Wizards program (…)

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July 3, 2011

My Love, My Own… #PoetrySummer, Week 5

This week for #PoetrySummer, I memorized and recited a sonnet from Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese–Sonnet 38 (XXXVIII), to be precise. Like last week, this is a poem from my grandma’s household poetry book, which I own now. (…)

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June 26, 2011

The Duel… #PoetrySummer, Week 4

Here lies a post in which I recite (with dramatic help from Eva) the fourth poem I memorized for #PoetrySummer. David checked me this morning, and I got it right, but I couldn’t help trying again this afternoon with the (…)

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June 19, 2011

In the other land… #PoetrySummer, Week 3

David listened as I recited another poem this week, Lines for an Early Returning Home, by our late friend, George Scarbrough. No, it was not fear that returned me here. I would have come back some day at morning, Shedding signs (…)

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