Summer Fireflies

Fireflies without wings twinkle in the yard at dusk, their glow stick necklaces alive with the joy of summer. PREVIOUS POST: The unexpected luxury of not sleeping in YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: The body remembers Get notified of new posts by email. Type your email address in the box and click the "create subscription" button. … Continue reading Summer Fireflies

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Awards Sonnet and the power of poetry

At the Tony Awards, Lin-Manuel Miranda continued to be a treasure. When the creator of Hamilton won his Tony for best score, Miranda read a sonnet instead of giving a traditional acceptance speech. The beautiful poem was dedicated to his wife Vanessa and also touched on the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando … Continue reading Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Awards Sonnet and the power of poetry

8 Halloween haikus

After writing a long Halloween poem I switched to the brevity of Halloween haikus. Read my 8 Halloween haikus below, then leave your own Halloween haiku (a poem of 5 syllables / 7 syllables /5 syllables) in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #HalloweenHaiku. RELATED POSTS: 'Twas the Night Before Halloween The Clickety … Continue reading 8 Halloween haikus

‘Twas the Night Before Halloween (A Devil’s Night Poem)

Some consider the night before Halloween to be "Devil's Night," when mischief and mayhem often occur. My Halloween take on Clement Clarke Moore's classic Christmas poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" (commonly known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas") takes the Devil's Night moniker rather literally. ‘Twas the night before Halloween when I and my spouse Were … Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before Halloween (A Devil’s Night Poem)