On Father’s Day – A Haiku and A Poem for You

A tall oak hovers high Sun rays slip through its strong limbs I remember Dad!   Remembering My Dad   My dad was not a very tall man. But he was tall enough to protect us from harm.   He was our sunshine, everytime he smiled. His kindness was eternal; He’d always go the extra mile.   He befriended those who seemed to need a … Continue reading On Father’s Day – A Haiku and A Poem for You

If you understand others you are very smart

This is a poem I came across and I loved the title.   If you understand others you are smart, If you understand yourself you are illuminated If you overcome others you are powerful. If you overcome yourself you have strength If you know how to be satisfied you are rich. If you can act with vigor, you have a will. If you don’t lose … Continue reading If you understand others you are very smart


April is National Poetry Month and as always I try to attend as many poetry readings as I possibly can. When I taught high school I would also attend conferences and workshops for educators and poets. I have so many wonderful memories of those days. Another great activity this month is Poem in Your Pocket Day 2019 is on April 18 and is part of National Poetry Month. … Continue reading HAPPY NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

The Words I Love #2

These are some of the words I truly love: There’s gorgeous, grandiose, and green then there’s soothe, silly, and savvy and of course, omnipotent, and magnanimous along with mini and mania, but best of all are verbs like kiss, kissing, and kissed. These words I will forever miss. Since this first poem I have added some more words I love.   There’s lenience, tolerance, and … Continue reading The Words I Love #2


I love the sound of poetisa, Spanish for female poet or poetess. In honor of Women’s History Month I must salute my favorite poetisas. I will focus on Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou, and Julia Burgos. Emily Dickinson was first introduced to me in seventh grade. My teacher would have been classified as a spinster back then. She was in her late forties and not married. … Continue reading Poetess