Saturday, December 29, 2007


I have bronchitis. I thought it was getting better, what with the antibiotics, inhaler, and all the other stuff I'm using, but no. So, the afternoon I was going to spend at the park with the family and my camera was a no go. I did this instead:

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Poem Spark Dec. 24 - Jan. 7 - Winter Poems

Greetings fellow poets!

As you may have guessed, the passing of winter and the start of a new year are on my mind. And it seems that I'm not the only one thinking of this; the front page of has the following banner:

Poems for Christmas

Poems for Winter

Poems for New Years

If you click on any of those links, it brings you to a plethora of choices. I can't pick all my favorites; there are so many holiday poems from which to choose. Robert Frost or Wallace Stevens? Tennyson or Hardy? The possibilities are endless.

For this spark, you have a choice: pick your favorite winter/holiday/new years poem and post the title and a link, or write your own poem in celebration (or dismay) of the season.

Have fun and Happy Holidays!

PS-I've decided: my favorite is Wallace Stevens' The Snow Man. Brilliant poem!


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Busy beautiful winter

I haven't been posting much because I've been very busy with last-minute holiday preparations and I also have a nasty cold. Those two things together are enough to flatten me by 9 pm. However, here are a few photos I took right after the last storm on December 16.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Autumn Sky Poetry — Number 8 online!


The eighth issue of Autumn Sky Poetry is now online.

Read poems by Mary Alexandra Agner, Patrick Carrington, Ricky Garni, Cheryl Hicks, Doug Holder, Diana Manister, Anthony Seidman, Tim Shell, Christian Ward, and Kelley White.

—It's all about the poetry.

Christine Klocek-Lim, Editor

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Why was my car stuck?

Because I live on a hill. The sleet changed to freezing rain. I spent most of the day slogging around in the muck trying to get my car out of the woods. Finally a lone plow came around and cleared a single lane up the road and I was able to get my car home.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Poem Spark Dec 10 - 24: Poems of Place

Larina Warnock, editor of The Externalist, wrote this poem spark: Poem Spark Dec 10 - 24: Poems of Place.

Larina says: " Most poets offer some sort of setting in their poems, but creating a whole image is rare. The bits and pieces seem more poetic, the small details more relevant, and the shadows more interesting. Still, there is no denying that place plays a significant role in our creative processes, and some poets have gone out of their way to bring readers headlong into the environments that inspired them. "

Good luck!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

my website November Sky updated!

Yes, I've finally updated my website November Sky!

It's been a long time coming; last time I updated it was waaaay back in March. I've removed a lot of stuff, but as I convert the rest of my data over to the new computer, I will be adding more poems and photos back to my website. Go check it out! Click on the link above.

Friday, December 07, 2007