Poetry Project Bridges the Generation Gap

As President of the Pikes Peak Branch of NLAPW, I am very proud of the Poetry in the Schools Outreach Program that was the inspiration of the collaborative book titled "Creating Students who Soar Higher Through the Poetry in the Schools Project'. Thank you Sarah Byrn Rickman for this amazing article! Visit our web site at www.pikespeakpenwomen.com for more … Continue reading Poetry Project Bridges the Generation Gap

Christmas Dawn

This poem, written and published in my first poetry collection titled 'Journey On: Beauty and Grit Along the Way, is accompanied by a translation into Latvian.   Christmas Dawn    I awake in the Christmas dawn light;  a shimmering snowfall   echoes upon the mountains.  Through parted curtains,   my curious eyes follow  a shaking of snow   from pine needled branches.    An opera of sun slowly takes over;  erasing long blue gray shadows.  We lie under the soft warmth   of the red plaid comforter,  meeting the moment   of a gentle and tender us.      Ziemassvētku Ausma  (Latvian)    Es pamostos Ziemassvētku ausmas gaisma;  spīdīgs sniegputenis atbalsojas kalnos.  Ar šķīrušiem aizkariem, manas interesantas acis seko  sniega raupšana no priedes adatas zariem.    Saules lāva pārņem opera;  dzēšot garas zilas pelēkas ēnas.  … Continue reading Christmas Dawn

Writing what I experience-not what I know…exactly

I write free verse only; I am partial to the flow of eloquent and rich language. I cannot rhyme or do metered poetry or sonnets-it reminds me of teaching language arts daily to my students at school.  I do not care for writing prompts set up by someone else’s idea of what a writing subject … Continue reading Writing what I experience-not what I know…exactly