Tag Archive: Weighed Words

Jan
11

Highland Park Poetry’s 2018 challenge—deadline January 29

Electric flower © Ellen Wade Beals, 2018

In the northern suburb of Highland Park, Jennifer Dotson works hard for poetry–organizing readings, exhibits, and contests, such as this year’s challenge in which poets of all ages are invited to submit original poetry in response to: Electricity (in honor of the 75th anniversary of Nikolas Tesla’s death) Monsters (in honor of the 300th anniversary …

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Jan
04

2018 starts with two new poetry books

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Hey there! Happy New Year!  Hope your year has gotten off to a good start. Hope you are keeping snug. There are two new books of poetry that might interest you. Solace in So Many Words contributor and Evanston poet Susan Spaeth Cherry has a new book–Sackcloth and Silk: New and Selected Poems. She will …

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Dec
24

Gift of the wild

Wild desire © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

I just spotted a coyote across the creek, running along the bank. Happy Christmas Eve to all. Peace, love, and solace.   Gift of the wild On Christmas a coyote came to our fence and ever since my dog has been visited by dreams of running with the pack, almost able to catch up but …

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Dec
23

Thank you again and again

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Ho, ho, ho no. Have you encountered holiday grumps? My instinct is to tell them to focus on the positive instead of the negative, to practice gratitude. Then I realize it is advice I can use myself. I have so much to be grateful for—I hope you do too. Thank you for reading; I appreciate …

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