THE POET BY DAY

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Who better to celebrate the beginning of the 117th Major League Baseball season in the U.S. than poet Ogden Nash? He was an American poet known for the unconventional and humourous expressed in rhymed poems. He made strategic use of misspellings and puns or twists on famous poems or sayings. One of my faves pokes fun at Joyce Kilmer’s Trees.  “I think that I shall never see/ A poem as lovely as a tree.” v. Ogden’s… Read More

Rev. Ben Meyers and the congregation of the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo (UUSM) invite area residents to join with them for Justice Action Mondays: Flash Activism. The gatherings run from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Postcards, stamps, other supplies, snacks and good conversation with like-minded people are provided. This Monday, April 3, we will speak up for the planet, writing postcards to protest the executive order that rolls back many environmental programs. We will… Read More

Everything that exists can turn to prayer; even the water, even the air. – Robert Lax A Song For Our Lady If you are viewing this post from an email subscription, you’ll likely have to link through to watch the two short videos included today. “And in the beginning was love. Love made a sphere: all things grew within it; the sphere then encompassed beginnings and endings, beginning and end. Love had a… Read More

dusk has fallen near bereft of light much to sorrow for but not the night – Jamie Dedes “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” Sarah Williams, From The Old Astronomer (To His  Pupil) WEDNESDAY WRITING PROMPT How do YOU generally receive the night? With joy, reluctance or fear? Do you sleep well or not? Tell us in poem or prose. If you would feel comfortable doing… Read More