Why poetry? You might as well ask, Why chocolate?
Poetry for Life
Writers can find greater joy in their words by incorporating poetry into their daily lives.
It isn't hard. Just 10 minutes a day makes a difference.
Join us at Poetry for Life for a few minutes of poetry fun each week. I’ll share a poem and invite you to read along and journal through it. You’ll also be invited to write your own poem in response. Once a month we'll have a poetry roundup .. featuring your very own words.
Could you do this on your own, without my help? Sure you can! But will you?
When your writing feels stuck, when you can't write or even when you Can't Write, poetry can be a side door — maybe even a window left cracked open just enough for you to find your way.
Poetry for Life posts Wednesdays. Pencils up!
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What’s up with the red teacups? I like coffee!
Confession: My day begins with coffee. Sometimes I need a small cold-brew in the afternoon too. But tea is what I drink when I write. It goes so well with poetry.
My website logo is a leaning stack of red teacups because I drink a lot, a lot of tea. I don’t use fancy china, and I’m not precious about the whole thing. I’m as happy with a teabag as with a fine loose tea. And I love me a big ol’ cup of iced tea, heavily citrused.
Most of all, tea reminds me of my mom.
“I drink tea because of my mother. She had a tea drawer; I have a tea cabinet. Nothing makes me happier than when a friend sends a single teabag in the mail. If Mom were to see my blog, how the entire theme is red teacups, I think she’d take credit.”
That’s why when I share a blog post, I include what tea I’m drinking. It’s my way of saying, “Hi, Mom. Look what you helped make.”