Happy Birthday to the Bard of Stratford upon Avon


“Every year a unique event takes place in Stratford-upon- Avon to mark the birth of the world’s greatest playwright. The Birthday Celebrations are a tradition going back nearly 200 years and are held on the weekend.” His name is William Shakespeare. Sonnet 30 When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a … Continue reading Happy Birthday to the Bard of Stratford upon Avon

The Layers


I have walked through many lives, some of them my own, and i am not who I was, though some principle of being abides, from which I struggle not to stray. When I look behind, as I am compelled to look before i can gather strength to proceed on my journey, I see the milestones dwindling toward the horizon and the slow fires trailing from … Continue reading The Layers

Loving Words


Words are so important. They can rise you up or bring you down to the lowest point ever. They have always captivated me. I cannot let one word go by unnoticed just because I do not know its meaning. I especially like the ones with soft, sweet sounds. The words that melt your heart. This is why i am proposing a challenge starting today until … Continue reading Loving Words

Inspired by Stanley Kunitz


  Every spring I try to plant a beautiful garden like the ones I have seen in magazines. No sooner I plant Begonias, Calandula, Petunias and Pansies, our resident cottontail rabbit and  occasional visiting deer snap up the fresh or new blooms. The rabbit loves the clover that grows wild and free in our backyard. Clover is a weed but I cannot bring myself to … Continue reading Inspired by Stanley Kunitz

Happy National Poetry Month


In celebration of National Poetry Month I am inviting all poetry lovers to participate in  several activities I have planned. This week I will provide a few prompts for writing poems. Please submit your poems in the comments section. Some prompts may look familiar because they are the first lines of some well known poems. Some tips: 1. You may want to change a word … Continue reading Happy National Poetry Month