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,…

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,…

I Welcome the Rain (Poetry)

At my house, at least, we've been blessed with a lot of rain lately. Being inside led me to clean my room, which made me find an old poetry notebook ("old" meaning it's from 2016-2017, so practically ancient). Inside were two poems expressing love for rain, so I thought it would be timely to officially…

Firefly Telephone

In an effort to avoid over-explaining myself and essentially ruining this poem, I'll briefly describe its history with two short phrases: staying up late; being interrupted. Enjoy. Faceless voice crawls in my ear And paints familiar pictures. Nausea and waiting keeps me quiet With invisible smiles to speak with. The moon slides by like a…

Christina Rossetti

Right now I’d like to highlight a favorite poetess of mine, Christina Rossetti. I dug out her verses from among the poetry shelf in my room, and rediscovered how much I enjoy her topics and talent. Many children are introduced to her classic “Who Has Seen the Wind?” poem, although she’s also famous for “In…

Birds (Haiku)

While I may have won some prize money from the HSLDA Poetry Contest last year, I did not win anything this year. So you can bet the winners produced some absolute bangers to shove me out of the competition. 😉 In all seriousness, though, I'm sure the winning entries were fantastic, and I can't wait for them to show…

In Defense of Country Music

Country is a musical genre that is popular to hate, although many country artists have enjoyed wild success. While choice songs such as Rascal Flatt’s “Life is a Highway,” the Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried,” and John Denver’s classic “Country Roads” are relatively popular, the average person will claim that country music is not their…