JohnnyG commented on the post, Announcing the Finishers of the 2020 Poetry Half-Marathon 4 months ago
I counted 155 half marathoners!
Free to LEARN by Peter Gray’s last line;
“And then we will witness a full renewal of children’s capacities for self-control and desire to learn, and an end to the epidemic of anxiety, depression and feelings of […]
I’ve never been to paradise or heaven—are they similar places—like islands in the Caribbean? Like utopia or nirvana?
Those places would be enjoyable I guess, but they may be places like Las Vegas where I hav […]
all afternoon here
now a butterfly too
no hands no eyes no legs no mouth moonshadow
this shadow calls on me
but she never overstays
it did not take long
for the shadow to find […]
I came upon a masked stranger,
stirring porridge in the heat.
He asked if I was in danger,
and offered me a seat.
I said that I felt lethargic,
and could use a bit to eat.
He insisted that […]
Facebook added a seventh emoji a few months ago, the Care emoji
So now there are: Like, Love, Care, haha, wow, sad, and angry
What about a ‘nervous’ emoji, or a ‘feeling frisky’ emoji
Or ‘buzzed’, […]
masks, a sign of weakness
a pretense of anti-racism
a façade of social justice
a front for social justice
a veneer of Black Lives Matter
No, none of this is […]
soft fur against my bare legs, barbed tongue cleans my calf
sheets pulled back, robe slipped on
the whistle of water, spring of a toaster, sizzle of eggs, lemon, honey, caffeine, turn of a […]
morning mountain fog
brush strokes widen
around the lake trail
he throws another marshmallow
into the ashes
under the […]
I haven’t seen you in a while—it’s been a good six years since you visited.
I still think about you, our close times together—but less and less.
There are some times months when you never com […]
Black and blue
these are for you
the tried and true
will never do
black gets blacker
blue gets bluer
I stand where you were
but never been truer
a thousand shades of color
we s […]
For a delicious friendship start with an oversized helping of ears. Be sure the ears are cleaned thoroughly—no wax b […]
My favorite famous woman has been Maria Montessori for over three decades now. Her fame arises from her research into infants, and how they could blossom given simple freedom to choose. She understood if children […]
Hi Poetry Marathoners,
I am looking forward to this Saturday, June 27th. I plan to write 12 poems from 9am to 9pm. I did this a few years ago and was pleased with the results. The hours go by so fast. I feel […]
Hi Caitlin and Jacob,
Congratulations on your pending new child. Don’t forget the papagreenbean.blogspot.com for great connections for parenting. You are already top notch!
I look forward to 2019 and also, perhaps, a FB mini-marathon this year.
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