Jeweled January

Happy crystalized, sparkling January to you!

We've had quite the winter season thus far. There has been more snow removal in my life than writing. Take a look for yourself!

 Photo compliments of the operator and photographer Craig Weeks

Photo compliments of the operator and photographer Craig Weeks

 Taken by Craig Weeks

Taken by Craig Weeks

 Taken by Craig Weeks

Taken by Craig Weeks

As a matter of fact we've had so much snow, the deer visit my yard daily to eat all the bird seed. 

 Maybe if I hold real still, she won't see me. 

Maybe if I hold real still, she won't see me. 

One piece of very exciting news.....I will be a grandmother again for the 5th time!  My daughter Sabyl is pregnant with my next granddaughter. Can't wait to meet her!

 Sabyl 

Sabyl 

 Look at those long legs. She's going to be a tall one, just like the rest of us.

Look at those long legs. She's going to be a tall one, just like the rest of us.

Last month I had a contest with my readers, challenging them to write a triolet of their own to win an autographed copy of one of my books. First five to submit won. Congratulations to Sabrina Johnson, Lowell Brown, Denise Harvey, Jerry Robbins, and Bonnie Marie! Your signed copies of your book of choice are in the mail!

It takes a brave soul to put yourself out there and share your craft with others. I think this is especially true with poetry, as it's such a personal art. So kudos to those who are willing to knock down the walls. 

Speaking of which, I'd like to share a poem with you from a very talented writer. He has submitted previously, and now we have another lovely piece. Enjoy, and thank you Bob!

"An Awakening" © Bob Lam

I am stone
Slowly eroding away
Or am I the tree
Bending in the wind
Each moment
I decide

To my teacher followers, are there ways you can share poetry with your students? Yes!  Please take a peak at this link. This is one idea on how to incorporate poetry in school.

Teachers and Students 

Until next time, may the power of books be front and center in your life. 

 

 

Posted on January 27, 2016 .