Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

Poe·lka Dot Socks and Black Cats + Poetry Friday

My family and I got to take a quick trip to Richmond, VA (with a day trip to D.C.).
We visited 5 museums and 1 arboretum in 3 days!
(Needless to say, we had 'Disneyland-feet').
One of the museums we visited in RVA was the Poe Museum.









Edgar Allan Poe spent most of his life in Richmond, though he was born in Boston and died in Baltimore. And what a storied life he led!
His quote, "I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity" pretty much sums up both his personal life and his writing life.
Inspired by Poe's poetry (and his head), I wrote this  
Poe·lka Dot Socks poem:





















And inspired by the many black cats that wander the Poe Museum grounds (and who were not interested in getting their picture taken), I wrote this haiku:





















Enjoy all the Poetry Friday poems at Today's Little Ditty

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Happy Birthday, Ted!

March 2 was Theodor Seuss Geisel's birthday, aka, Dr. Seuss. As he once said, "Think and wonder, wonder and think." These are words I do my best to live by (with marginal success ;). Save me some cake!
Lorax Puff Photo Credit


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Escalator

Today I wrote my poem in the form of a 6 line Fibonacci with the syllable counts: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8.
This is the only poetry form that allows me to feel competent at Math. :)