memorial for a brilliant woman

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

National Poetry Month is around the corner...

write a poem a day

take a poet to lunch

buy a book of poetry

donate a poetry book to a library or school classroom

buy a book of poems from Fountain Bookstore (in Richmond) or other local independent

carry a poem for Poem in Your Pocket Day!! April 14th

attend a poetry reading

all of the above and more....

I am doing a google group for daily poems- if ya wanna, email me! It'll be fun!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Now THIS is a lovely poem...


i can't help saying i think the last four lines are unnecessary, though, and bring the whole piece down a notch.

Friday, March 11, 2011

can't resist sending you to this blog...

Besides, it's a rant by the inimitable Ursula K. LeGuin- and if you don't know who she is, you might want to google her-

Article - Click HERE

When I was in my 20's, I could say "Fuck!" much faster than  "butt" or "fart"- words I was taught to never use in polite (particularly mixed) company! Thank you Country Joe!

I also learned as a child never to say golly or gosh- these being derivatives of the word god (implying goddamn) because I wouldn't want to violate a commandment.

Since that time, I can definitively state I have violated every commandment, most more than once.

Shit. I guess I'm fucked.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Blogging, tweeting, and other stuff

I am directing music for a production of "Annie" at Goochland Middle & High School - show dates are Mar18th, 19th and 20th! It will be fabulous!

I am working through music for the choir at Grace Episcopal Church for Lent and Easter, Ash Wednesday we have a noon and 7pm service.

We also have a "Local Talent Variety Show" at the church Friday the 11th at 7pm to support our mission work in the county- I'll be singing something, don't know what yet.

The Virginia Benefit Chorale has a concert next Sunday (in Blackstone) at 5pm.

With the regular work I do and poetry and all that- my time is passing fater than I care to think about- I look forward to April Fool's Day to celebrate my accomplishments!!

Oh yeah- I need to get taxes to the tax guy-

so don't expect much on the tweet, facebook, blog, email front for the next two weeks, okay??

love y'all!