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In My Craft

I have a confession to make: I just discovered a poem that I absolutely love. Yes, I know that I have spent this month writing about how much I hate poetry. Well, that was before I had heard any Dylan Thomas. My new favourite poem is In My Craft or Sullen Art by Dylan Thomas. […]

Romance and Funerals

Oh, what a mix of topics! Actually, I’m combining the NaBloPoMo prompts from April 4th and 5th into one post because the prompt for the 4th wasn’t posted until after I had shut my laptop for the day. (Nothing like trying to force writing and creativity into a prescribed period of time. sigh) Yesterday’s prompt […]


When I’m Sad

Hmmm, I may need to rethink the NaBloPoMo thing. Today’s prompt is: What is the best poem to read when you’re feeling sad?  Ummm… I haven’t got a clue. Absolutely nothing comes to mind. I told you I didn’t like poetry. When I’m feeling sad, I like to pout in the bedroom, away from everyone […]

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Macabre Before Goth Made it Cool

I’ve decided to give BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo another go this month (Yeah, I did miss yesterday. Oops!). I was a bit disappointed, though, by this month’s theme being poetry. If there is one form of writing that I actually hate, it is poetry. There is just something about “clever” poems that make no real sense that […]

Catching Up after Nearly Giving Up

Well, so much for NaBloPoMo. I haven’t felt much like writing the past couple of days, and I let that get in the way of my goal. That, my friends, is why I will never become a writer. So, let’s get caught up on a couple of prompts. First: What is your secret (or not-so-secret) […]

Different or Not So Different

Day nine, and I am just too tired to write much of anything. I haven’t adjusted well to the time change (thankfully the little man has!), so I’m feeling extra run down this week. Anyway, today’s prompt is: When was the first time that you realized that your home was not like other people’s homes? […]

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Times of Tranquility

Day eight and I’m still remembering to post. Will wonders never cease? Today’s NaBloPoMo prompt is: Has anything traumatic ever happened to you? Describe the scenes surrounding a particular event. I gave this a pretty good think when I saw the prompt this morning. A few things came to mind: giving birth, when my husband […]

Family Balance?!

Here I am, up way to early in the morning because the little man woke up and asked for something to drink. He was, of course, asleep by the time I brought it to him. And, again of course, I couldn’t fall back asleep. I love my little man, but sometimes I think he is […]

A Week and Stuck

Well, seven days into NaBloPoMo and I’m stuck for something to write about. Today was a quiet day. I headed out to Fabricland to pick up some bits and pieces so I can make a few things, and then we had dinner at a friend’s home. It’s funny how 8pm seems late now that I […]

Computers, Pens, and Real Books

Day four of NaBloPoMo, and not all is well here at the Pond. And, conveniently enough, it has something in common with today’s prompt: When you are writing, do you prefer to use a pen or a computer? This is a harder question than you would think. I love to write on paper with a […]