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musings, life lessons & poetry from Theresa Jarosz Alberti

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Poetry Challenge – Day 21

Welcome to Day 21 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!

Comment on today’s poem to win a copy of my poetry book, “(After) Confession… I’m giving away a copy every day. Scroll down below the poem for more details about this Poetry Challenge.

But first, congratulations, Jacki, for winning a free copy of my poetry book! (I do a raffle from those who commented on yesterday’s post.) Jacki, please email me your address so I can send your prize: theresa.sapphire@gmail.com

Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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What is it about poets and seasons? Weather seems to bring a lot of emotional content for me, at least, and we get so much variety in Minnesota. So here’s another one, after spending the afternoon listening to music outside at a Record Store Day block party. I feel so rejuvenated!

Fever Continue reading

Poetry Challenge – Day 14

Welcome to Day 14 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!

Comment on today’s poem to win a copy of my poetry book, “(After) Confession… I’m giving away a copy every day. Scroll down below the poem for more details about this Poetry Challenge.

But first, congratulations, Rita, for winning a free copy of my poetry book! (I do a raffle from those who commented on yesterday’s post.) Rita, please email me your address so I can send your prize: theresa.sapphire@gmail.com

Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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Somedays, this is just the way things go…

Lost in April Blizzard Continue reading

Poetry Writing Challenge – Day 1

 Welcome to Day 1 of my 30-Day Poetry Challenge!

  • I’m writing and posting a new poem every day through the month of April (yikes!), for better or worse.
  • AND, as a gift, I’m giving away a copy of my poetry book EVERY DAY this month. FREE!
  • Sign up to WIN a copy of (After) Confession by just leaving a comment beneath the poem of the day.
  • I will pick a winner every day in April! So comment every day for a new chance to win.

OR, you can purchase your own copy of (After) Confession for the new low price of $9.00 USD, shipping and handling included! Click here to read sample poems and purchase a copy.

Now onto today’s poem. Don’t forget to comment, and check back tomorrow to see if you’ve won!

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Midwest: Spring Continue reading

Feels Like Home

We’ve had a busy few months, preparing for a big 25th wedding anniversary trip to Iceland and England, then being gone for two and a half weeks, and coming home to recover and get back to every day life (recovery and reintegration took longer than I’d thought it would.  I think it’s a sign of age, sigh!). It was a fabulous time and while I didn’t manage to blog about the trip here, I did do daily Trip Posts with photos on Facebook.  if you follow me there, you can go back through my timeline and read about it.

Coming home after being in foreign lands for awhile always feels a bit jarring.  Things and places that you’ve seen so often every day look familiar but a bit different, like you’re able to see everything with new eyes again… at least for a little while.   It’s almost like your eyes, when not in daily automatic-pilot mode, take it all in fresh, and your mind wakes up:  “so that’s what this place really looks like!”

Or maybe it’s just me.  🙂  Continue reading

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