Category Archives: Holidays

Poems for Memorial Day

As I did last Memorial Day, I’m posting excerpts from poems that especially speak to me today. I hope you enjoy these, and will share some of your favorites in the comments. 1) “It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers” by Margaret … Continue reading

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My Top Five Poems about Motherhood

With Mother’s Day coming up next Sunday, I’m adding to last year’s list of poems that I love about motherhood. Enjoy! 1) From “Thanking My Mother for Piano Lessons” by Diane Wakoski (full text here): I want to thank my … Continue reading

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Spring Break: heading for the sea

With my older daughter home from school for the week, my mom and stepdad braved the long car drive down to the Outer Banks with me and the girls, for a few days in a hotel by the beach. Though … Continue reading

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My Favorite Irish Poets

  I won’t be one of the many imbibing on St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday. But as a fan of Irish poetry – at least that written in English – I wanted to share a few of my favorite moments. … Continue reading

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Books and Chocolate

Sometime in December, I realized that in my immediate family, the gifts most appreciated are books, chocolate (either the solid or liquid variety), and gift cards (to buy more books and chocolate).  I love the January routine of settling down … Continue reading

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Rejoicing

We have another reason to celebrate this season: although the Mayan calendar suggested that the world would end on Friday – the day of winter solstice – we continue as we were. I love how Timothy Steele brings the holidays … Continue reading

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Wallace Stevens’ Winter

With winter only a few weeks away, I started thinking of modern poet Wallace Stevens after reading Benjamin Glass’s excellent commentary on the 32 Poems blog. Here’s an excerpt: Perhaps I read Stevens this time of year because his poems … Continue reading

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