Sit back, grab a cup of tea and take a moment to enjoy some Poetry. I share a few more of my own and favorites by other poets.  **Click on the titles to read the poems.**  

What are your favorite poems? Which poets do you love? Share in the comments below.

(They Would Hate Me for Writing This) — a poem I wrote about my twin son and daughter when they were 16.
Sometimes Death Is a Foreign Country –a poem about the death of my husband’s birth mother.
Turning 50 — the title says it all!
Wishes for 11-Year Old Mea tender-hearted look back at being 11, and the things I wish I’d been told.

Poems I Love, Written by Others:

Sex Ed  by Betsy Sholl
A Blessing From my Sixteen Years’ Son  by Mary Karr
I Go Back to May 1937  by Sharon Olds
St. Francis and the Sow by Galway Kinnell  (with the gorgeous line: “sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness”)
I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark, Not Day by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot
The Journey by Mary Oliver…… “determined to save/ the only life that you could/ save.”


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