PAD Day 6

When Being Polite Is a Losing Game A COVID-19 Poem You can’t do everything right. In these times, the smallest thing can lead to disaster, which   has a new definition: death. Here is my list of what may kill me— not today, but in a week or two   when the danger is forgotten. […]

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PAD Day 5

This Is Also Spring   A moment can be a memory which makes me wonder if a moment can fail to be memory. Can I be so erased from time that seeing and hearing and yes, smelling the wind does not trigger other moments, make me remember another time, another wind like the sting from […]

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PAD Day 4

Sometimes for this challenge, I’ll do a instapoem. This is one.

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PAD Day 3

Follow that Star I spent my childhood mostly on wheels, roller skating or biking in circles at the end of our street, a row of Cottonwoods masking the tracks but not the sound of trains at night. I was in nature   yet not in it. The suburbs were like that, curved rows of ranch […]

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PAD Day 2

In the Distance A Covid-19 Poem   Millions of introverts just got their most fervent prayer answered. We are alone at last, each in our own bubble, only this time no one chastises us for not going to the party. This time we are the standard and six feet its measure. Much like The Boy […]

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PAD Challenge Day 1

Most of the time, I will use prompts from Robert Lee Brewer at Poetic Asides. Today his prompt was about a new world or worlds. We certainly have that now, and this is my effort. Baking Bread It takes a slower time, at least I thought it did, but really, it slows time to the […]

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April Poetry Month and NaBloPoMo

It seemed like a good time to publicly draft, poems, lots of poems, and NaBloPoMo (and the PAD Challenge) seems like a good way to do it. I will use the prompts provided by Robert Lee Brewer at Poetic Asides. There may be some days when I take my own direction, and I’ll let you […]

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Manifesto, Try 2

I ended up using the blogs on Blackboard for two reasons, ones that in the end, make sense. One, it is easier for the students to access. They can see each other’s entries right there. Two, I can too.. This is one-stop shopping, so to speak, and that ease in communication counts for something. There’s […]

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A Manifesto about Creating a Manifesto

I’m teaching Gender Issues in Language and Literature this spring and as part of it, will be blogging along with my students. At first, I thought I might have then=m blog within Blackboard, thinking that would make it easier all around if not a little boring, but hey! easier is better, right? Well, it wasn’t;t […]

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Day 57

Even in an apartment complex, the Finger Lakes area of New York does winter well.

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