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Books Saved Me. A poem by Cheryl Rainfield.

Books saved me. They drew me in, their paper arms enfolding me, their words wrapping around me, absorbing my pain, transporting me to other places, other worlds, where I could forget just for a little while the darkness that filled … Continue reading

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Writing Heals: My Poem for Poem In Your Pocket Day

Silvia Sala / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) When I don’t write words get stuck in my throat, tightening my muscles. They curl up in my lungs Making it hard to breathe a slow, painful … Continue reading

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I dream of a world…

I dream of a world without bullying, rape, abuse, Without homophobia, sexism, or racism. No more murder or violence or people causing pain. I dream of a world with only compassion, love, and healing. Where empathy and kindness come first. … Continue reading

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Britain picks their first woman as Poet Laureate

Britain picks their first woman as Poet Laureate! Carol Ann Duffy holds that honor. It’s about time!

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Ernie’s 12/21 Poem – Poetry Friday

I enjoy good humor about writing and reading. Here, Ernie (from Sesame St) has a little trouble with his poem when the number 12 won’t remain a 12. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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Books make me feel alive – book poem for Poetry Friday

Photo: by Cheryl Rainfield It’s pure joy when a book pulls me into its world and doesn’t let go. The exhilaration, the highs and lows, the caring so intensely about the characters– it all makes me feel alive and full … Continue reading

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Finding new blogs you like.

I love finding new blogs that I like. I’ve been finding many of them lately. One of the ones that stands out is Travel and Sing. Travel and Sing features original, illustrated poems–which seems to me like a fun way … Continue reading

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My poem – Reading as a Tonic

fiddle oak / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Books are one of the best tonics I know for most anything that ails you. They uplift your spirits, absorb your attention, pull you away from your worries, and demand that you be … Continue reading

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a creative approach to making poetry – Newspaper Blackout Poetry

Austin Kleon makes poetry by blacking out words on a newspaper except the words he wants to link into poetry. He calls it Newspaper Blackout Poems. This is an interesting and creative approach to writing poetry, almost like found objects … Continue reading

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Changing History: A Poem On The Power Of Writing by Cheryl Rainfield

Olivander / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA Changing History . . . I change history every day when I write. I draw up all the old wounds the pain that’s black with rot inside me so old and deep only my … Continue reading

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