Monthly Archives: February 2020

February Chill

Tonight’s snowy coldness brought this poem to mind.  Today began with rain, then snow, followed by sun and more snow, tumbled together.  The temperature has dropped now, and ice covers the snow.  I’ve just tossed a large piece of oak … Continue reading

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Camden is a small midcoast Maine town that I hadn’t visited for years. I was fortunate enough to have a writing retreat closeby in So. Thomaston ME, so I drove north to visit Camden again. This photo was taken above … Continue reading

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Lovely Book Review

The Greenfield Recorder just reviewed my book, and here’s the link. Local poet Elaine Reardon’s latest poetry chapbook, “Look Behind You,” is a smorgasbord of flavors and scents, family and home. Evoking a rich cultural heritage, as well as her … Continue reading

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The Toaster The toaster, a sleek new model in 1998 lasted longer than the marriage gleaming new on the counter it pinged for hot crunchy bagels for thick slices of homemade bread and leftover pizza after that it heated up … Continue reading

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Imbolc, St. Brigit, and More

The prospect of fishbones stuck in my throat,
 robbing me of the ability to breathe,
 with the offending bone growing larger by the second.
This vision sent me to church on St. Blaise’s’ Day with great urgency. It sent me into … Continue reading

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