Friday, June 17, 2011

Poetry should ride the bus

I am a new fan of Ruth Forman's poetry, especially "Poetry should ride the bus"

I really like how she uses simple language and the tone of her culture to convey strong images and a rich history. "Poetry should ride the bus" gave me a window into a life I am not a part of, sat me down, and made me feel at home.

Poetry is for people from all walks of life, and we can find poetry in all things.

If you would like to listen to Ruth Forman read one of her poems in her own voice - courtsey of NPR, visit this link.

I think we should put poetry on Bob, and literally - ride a poetry bus.

Here's hoping you find a little poetry in your day.

Happy Friday.

Friday, June 3, 2011

On Writing

I haven't been writing much lately. For the last couple of weeks - I might try to blame it on second child's graduation from HS, Father-in-law's week in the hospital, oldest child's massive eye infection and subsequent week-long set of doctor's visits, husband's promotion or something like that. But it might just be that I don't have the energy.

Poetry (and other forms of writing) seems to take a great deal of concentration and energy. And...time.

Do you find that does for you as well?

I hope to recapture some time, very soon. But until than, I'll just do my second favorite thing to do - read.

But sometime, hopefully sometime soon - I'll get back on my writing 'horse.'

Best wishes,