Just Because Slices: Slice of Life #sol19

This morning, I’m inspired by Terje’s celebration of her 1000th blog post and her suggestion to try “just because” slices: How about instead of deep thoughts and wise words, without looking for hidden meanings, we simply celebrate the slices of life as they are, the small and the big, the ordinary and the special, the…

Metaphor Dice Poetry: Playing with Poetry #playingwithpoetryNPM 9/30 #sol19

This month, I’m tagging along with Christie, Margaret, Jone, Mary Lee, and other writers to play with poetry for National Poetry Writing Month. I’ll be creating poems using haikubes, metaphor dice, magnet poetry, paint chips and anything else that catches my fancy. Today, I’m playing with metaphor dice. your mother is a last-minute thunderstormclouds gather low on the horizonbuild before…

How I Write: Slice of Life #sol19 31/31

Slowly . . . long pauses between each word Curiously . . . I wonder, why, how come, what if Tentatively . . . not sure if an idea will work out Badly . . . knowing it can be revised Eagerly . . . words spill faster than I can capture them Determinedly .…

Words That Make Me Click: Slice of Life #sol19 30/31

Today’s slice is inspired by Ramona at Pleasures from the Page, who generated a poem-list of “those words that hook me every time.” Here’s my own list of the words that always make me click to read a slice. catskittensfur babiesfurry friendsferalfelinedogs too bookslibrariesreadingrereadingteaching readingspine poetry writer’s notebookwriting routinewriting processwriter’s blockwriting reflectionteaching writingwrite cakecoffeecookiesdessertpastrysweets mapsroad…

Hello there: Slice of Life #sol19 29/31

Today I’m borrowing a format from Aggie Kesler. I am an early riser who loves a quiet hour (or three) alone in the morning. I keep buying more books, even though I already own more books than I can possibly read in my lifetime–even if I live to be quite old. I wish I could…