Vaccination Day Tanka

Vaccination Day Tanka perched on mother's lap two children unsuspecting needle pricks to scar tiny tabletop, wire-back chairs root beer floats a mother's love ♦       ♦       ♦ This tanka is another first, of sorts, because I let the form of the poem dictate the content. The impetus for writing about this experience was the day … Continue reading Vaccination Day Tanka

Another Poetry First: Tanka

I have been blogging for three years, and one unexpected result from following other bloggers has been the inspiration (and the courage!) to try new forms of creative expression. Here is what I have so far: A Video First: "Cape Elizabeth: 1962" (Video Poetry) A Fiction First: "Beware the Ides of September" (Ghost Story) Finding … Continue reading Another Poetry First: Tanka

A Video First: “Cape Elizabeth: 1962”

I recently joined an online forum for writers and visual artists sponsored by The Woven Tale Press. One of the members shared a short video she'd made to promote one of her short stories. Her video turned out well, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. I wrote "Cape Elizabeth: 1962" years ago, but … Continue reading A Video First: “Cape Elizabeth: 1962”

February Doldrums & The Land of Counterpane

Here in northern New England, we hit the winter doldrums come February. Too many cold days. Too much dirty, pockmarked snow.  Too much ice on the driveway. Too much time cooped up inside. The pellet stove has left a fine layer of black soot on all the windowsills, and everybody's sick. Recently, one of the … Continue reading February Doldrums & The Land of Counterpane