Category Archives: poetry

The Power of Poetry

Post (c) Doris McCraw What is it about poetry that touches the soul? What makes certain combinations of words haunting, happy or beautiful? This poem by Helen (Hunt) Jackson may help us understand the power of words. Glimpses As when … Continue reading

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Once in Love with Amy

This post is by Abbie Johnson Taylor.   As most of you know, I have a visual impairment. On my PC and tablet, I use software that reads everything to me and repeats what I type. With such software, there … Continue reading

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Poetry is fun! Try it, you’ll like it!

I know, last month was poetry month, but so what?  Poetry flows right through you, if you stop to listen.  Hear it?  It’s in your eyes, heart and soul when you look at nature or something else just as beautiful.  … Continue reading

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Painting with Words

Post (c) Doris McCraw This post is about painting with words, letting the words do the work that pictures usually do. We all use them, it is how we communicate. Still many can’t or don’t read. There are those who … Continue reading

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Edgar Lee Masters-Poet?

Post by Doris McCraw/Angela Raines I grew up not far from Galesburg, Illinois, the setting for Edgar Lee Masters classic. Why is that important? The small rural community I spent time in was much like the town that Edgar Lee … Continue reading

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Echoes

Post (c) Doris McCraw Made a trip to Santa Fe this past weekend. A busy time, lots of information gathered, and many miles on the road by myself. I share with you photos and verse.   Quiet of echoes, rising … Continue reading

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The Maven

      Posted by Kathy Waller   Once upon a time, a few days before Halloween, my friend ME called and said, “There are thirteen men under my house. They’re leveling it. For the second time in five years.” … Continue reading

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WORDS & Women Poets

Post copyright by Doris McCraw/Angela Raines-author As promised, more poems and poets as a continuation of National Poetry Month. We are writers, we use words. Words are our tools to make our imaginations come to life, be they prose, poetry … Continue reading

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Five Poets You Should Read

Post copyright by Doris McCraw/Angela Raines-author April is National Poetry Month. In honor of that I am sharing five different poets that I love and poems I believe important works. I posted some or the links. I strongly suggest you … Continue reading

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An unhappy Ground Hog by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Author Abbie Johnson Taylor I know it’s a little late, but something I heard earlier this month inspired me to write the following poem. Apparently, the group in Pennsylvania that organizes the Ground Hog Day activities creates the forecast, no … Continue reading

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