Grandmother Oak

I cannot live where there are no trees. I’m fortunate to be in a city that is full of trees. One day I intend live in a rural area, but today I am a city dweller, in the “City of Trees” – Indianapolis. This is a children’s poem about an old Oak that stood along […]

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Rubbing words together

Would you like to learn a simple exercise to create interesting imagery and fresh poems? I was honored to receive an award for teaching poetry writing to children, and this was one of the main techniques/exercises I used (I’ve used this exercise with adults, too – in workshops/seminars). I learned this technique from Babara Juster […]

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Maine Summer

I’m very fortunate to have spent time in Maine as a child. My Mom, sister, and I would visit Aunt Betty and Uncle Dave in their amazing home in a little cove on Deer Isle. Uncle Dave was a lobster fisherman. We ate the freshest crab and lobster on the planet, gorgeously prepared by Aunt […]

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