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The positive involvement of the parents…

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of the parents.-Jane Hull (1935 – 2020) Don't worry that children… Continue reading The positive involvement of the parents…

Supporting belief in the tooth fairy

The tooth fairy Our 6½-year-old daughter believes in the tooth fairy, despite the fact that I've casually mentioned to her that goblins, gnomes, witches, fairies, dwarves, dragons, etc. are all imaginary, mythical creatures. She completely understands all of this, but for some reason, the tooth fairy seems to fall into a separate category in her… Continue reading Supporting belief in the tooth fairy

Expecting, or: Expectant

An American sentence: Great poems gracefully absorb countless meanings imbued by readers. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the… Continue reading Expecting, or: Expectant

Selious, or: Sirry

My 1st Virelai Ancien I know, I know! Rhyme is passé! A game that little children play... But I feel young! Old school, they say, but who is 'they'? Besides, I never quite could stay my playful tongue. So, I suppose you'll have your say - Read to the end, then: yay or nay -… Continue reading Selious, or: Sirry

Ripples, or: A renga partnership, VI

"The more you know, the more you grow" Before I began writing poetry online last year, I'd never heard of a tanka, let alone a renga. Once I came to understand the concept of a tanka, I started responding to other poets' haikus on their blogs occasionally, to show my appreciation. I have long been… Continue reading Ripples, or: A renga partnership, VI

Snake, or: Feathered Serpent

Poetry Partners #1 A poem by Murisopsis of 'A Different Perspective' I carry a heavy burden Everyone I’ve ever met sits Friend and enemy alike crowded on my back I wish I could shed them Wiggle out of this skin Snagged on adversity And leave them behind Be free enough to fly Even so They… Continue reading Snake, or: Feathered Serpent

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 42

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. This week, I posted a series of oddquains to Twitter, which I wrote a while ago... Actually, I'm thrilled to say that I've completed my full year's worth of micropoems for 2021, meaning that I no longer have… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 42