Sunday Sonnet

from “eighteen sonnets” by Beverly Dahlen

Dahlen, Beverly. “2 from eighteen sonnets”. The Reality Street Book of Sonnets. edited by Jeff Hilson. Hastings, East Sussex: Reality Street Editions, 2008. poem is found on page 49.


Saturday Caturday

It’s pouring rain today & a good day to watch the new Perry Mason on HBO Max. I’m in the living room & Bobby is hanging out with me.

if you want to write


Peedeel's Blog

I have advice for people who want to write. I don’t care whether they’re 5 or 500. There are three things that are important: First, if you want to write, you need to keep an honest, unpublishable journal that nobody reads, nobody but you. Where you just put down what you think about life, what you think about things, what you think is fair and what you think is unfair. And second, you need to read. You can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader. It’s the great writers who teach us how to write. The third thing is to write. Just write a little bit every day. Even if it’s for only half an hour — write, write, write.

Madeleine L’Engle – Walking on Water 

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March 21: Phyllis McGinley

(this is one of my favorite poems)

McGinley, Phyllis. “The 5:32”. No More Masks” An Anthology of Poems by Women. Edited by Florence Howe & Ellen Bass. Garden City, NY: Doubleday/Anchor, 1973. poem is found on page 85.

Saturday Caturday

I just got a new vacuum cleaner. A Shark! It’s fabulous! The best vacuum cleaner I’ve ever had. My rugs look & feel like they’re brand new.

Of course, the cats don’t like any vacuum cleaner. Radar tolerates them with a feline distance & distain, but Bobby hides.

Bobby’s hiding place was revealed when I moved the couch to vacuum behind it.

Both cats like to lie back there underneath the blanket & by that heating vent, so you know there was a LOT of cat hair!

Quote of the Day

I used to have an AA sponsor who told me to “examine motives” … mine, of course, but also the motives of others.

Don't Lose Hope

Stay close to people who want more for you, not from you.”

Remember that you have limits.

Remember that you don’t have to give endlessly, and to be there for everyone, all the time.

Choose your relationships wisely.

Choose people who are good for you.

If this is an area of struggle for you, ask yourself what’s stopping you from staying close to the right people, and walking away from the wrong people.

It’s an important question to ask.

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Sunday Sonnet

Clare, John. “Schoolboys in Winter”. The Making of a Sonnet: a Norton Anthology. Edited by Edward Hirsch & Eavan Boland. NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008. poem is found on page 149.