Tag Archive: Poetry

May
12

News and Mother’s Day poem by Lesléa Newman

Close-up © Ellen Wade Beals, 2016

Hey there! Happy Mother’s Day. One bit of news I heard this week is that Glimmer Train is coming to its final destination – here’s what appeared in a recent email: “Most of you already know that next fall Glimmer Train will—after almost 30 years—finally arrive at the end of the line: The last Writers …

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May
04

Sexualities, drinks, and an off-putting phrase

Flower deconstructed © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

Good day to you! Hope things are looking up and that this May day finds you peaceful and happy. All is okay with me. We had a bad storm here the other night but weathered it. The forsythias are in bloom. I’ve heard about two calls for submissions you may want to know about. SISMW …

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Apr
24

Meditate on the positive

I’m blue © Ellen Wade Beals, 2018

Greetings. It looks as if Spring may come to Chicago after all. How’s the weather by you? This weekend came and went. I saw the aftermath of a fatal highway crash on Friday. I went to the funeral of a young father on Saturday. I thought about my own father who was born on April …

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Apr
16

Facebook & new books (and poetry & taxes)

Hole world © Ellen Wade Beals, 2018

Happy (almost) Tax Deadline Day! Hope you have your return prepared and that you are receiving a refund. Also hope you did not wake to snow as we did in Chicago. It’s odd certainly to get snow in mid-April and odder still to hear that baseball games are cancelled because of snow. Facebook has been …

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