Autumn Anthem (Poem)

Recently I came across a birthday. It was mine. Anyway, I didn't really wax philosophical about age and time and life and how I'm wasting it. Instead, I remembered this self-highlighting poem I'd written in 2016, and decided to rewrite it. Here is the updated version of a Song of Myself (Whitman, anyone?), because I'm…

Midnight (Lyric)

The final one, ladies and gentlemen. We've done Sunrise, Morning, Noon, Sunset, and Dusk, and we're finally here with a night poem. I have so many of these, but they all have slightly different flavours. Stars and the sky and the moon and darkness and sleep all inspire various types of writing. Maybe when I'll…

Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins (Recipe)

Canned pumpkin is on sale, which means that we buy it, which means I bake with it. That works out for me, because cinnamon/ginger/pumpkin is quite possibly my favourite flavour after chocolate. The secret is, don't skimp out and buy cheap pumpkin, make sure you get something that clearly smells and looks like an obscenely-orange…

Dusk (Cricket Lullaby)

Moving right along with my Poems of the Day, I have made it to Dusk! As Anne says in Windy Poplars, "Isn't 'dusk' a lovely word? I like it better than twilight. It sounds so velvety and shadowy and... and... dusky." I've been fairly proud of the past poems in this series, but let me…

Sunset (Song)

Hello again, and I'm back sooner than I expected to bring the next installment of the Poems for the Day series. Moving along after Sunrise, Morning, and Noon, we come to Sunset! Eagle-eyed readers may notice that I'm skipping Evening, which I originally planned to do. This is because I'll be sharing a Dusk poem,…

Orange Cookie Recipe (with icing!)

I've been gone, but now, like Arnold Schwarzenegger, I'm back. I'm taking a break from the Poem of the Day series to bring this recipe! (Cookie breaks are always valid, right? Of course right) Anyway, enough chit chat; let's get down to business. Sadly I didn't get good pictures of the cookies before they were…

Noon (Word Sketches)

Hello, everyone! Dawn, Morning, and now Noon are crossed off, so that leaves us looking forward to Evening, Sunset, Dusk, and finally Midnight! If you want a similar Noon-like poem, there is this! Also, I may be switching website hosts soon, if I can figure out Squarespace (because honestly WordPress is kind of a headache).…

Morning (Sonnet)

As stated in my last post, I'm starting a new series of poems about various times of the day. Now that Sunrise is complete, here is Morning. Next is Noon, Evening, Sunset, Dusk, then Midnight. Previously, I've shared poems written about waking up (or, more correctly, sleeping in) and forgetting a dream, but this sonnet is strictly about the…

Sunrise (Verse)

As someone who is very excited for fall and the continuing wheel of seasons, I thought a good idea would be to have a new series of poems about various times of the day. If I can, the plan is to have a piece on each of the following times: Sunrise (featured here), Morning, Noon,…

Sweet Hummus Recipe

When the Greeks wrote about ambrosia in their myths, they were probably thinking about garlicky hummus and pita. There are many hummus recipes, emphasizing different flavours and textures, so in my opinion, while sweet hummus is not common, it's still valid. This stuff ends up tasting like chocolate chip cookie dough with a peanut-butter flavour,…