Category Archives: Karin’s poetry

That Little Girl

A woman about my age who grew up in my hometown got chosen to be the Democratic nominee for vice president of the United States of America this week. Kamala Harris wasn’t my top choice for vice presidential candidate (though … Continue reading

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Hey, Doodle, Doodle

Here’s a doodle ditty for Poetry Friday: Hey, Doodle, Doodle Hey, doodle, doodle, the sauce and the noodle, The wolf howled up with a tune, The little fish splashed to applaud such sound, And the fork rode away by balloon. … Continue reading

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Thank You, Bev Bos: a National Poetry Month Post

I don’t want to let National Poetry Month go by without posting a poem. It’s been a challenging month for computer time for me, but I’ve thought several times of posting a poem. One always comes to mind that I … Continue reading

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A Cento for National Poetry Month

My children’s poets group chose to write cento poems for our National Poetry Month project. For those who don’t know, a cento is like a poem collage. The poet takes exact lines from existing poems and arranges them to make … Continue reading

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A Rainbow in California, with Tanka

While most of this country was experiencing a snowy-stormy winter, here on the California coast we had an unusually balmy one. So last Monday morning, walking in some good ol’ San Francisco Bay Area fog seemed refreshing. I was surprised … Continue reading

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More February Poems

My poem-a-day-for-February month is winding up. As long as nothing unexpected happens by Saturday I’ll have written at least thirty poems this month. (So far there have been two days when I wrote two.) The experience has had an ease … Continue reading

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February Poems

We are past mid-February in the poem-a-day month I am sharing with my poetry group. As anticipated, I feel more at-ease with the project than I did last year–in fact the month seems to be going by a bit fast. … Continue reading

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A Poem a Day for February

Last year the members of my children’s poets group set out to write a poem a day in February. All four of us did just that. Some days one of us wrote two. On the last day I wrote a … Continue reading

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An Ekphrastic Pantoum on February 27

My children’s poets group is finishing up writing a poem a day for the month of February. When we started I wondered how many poems we would actually write. Turns out we’ve each written a poem a day, sometimes two. … Continue reading

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Butterfly Words

My love of butterflies began with language. One late spring day in 1997 I was on a group hike, celebrating a friend’s birthday. Someone saw a butterfly and mentioned that he liked the French word for it: “papillon.” I shared … Continue reading

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