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Day 19

Wikipedia, my dearest friend. Thank you for this wonderful information about ducking. Rachel's Day 19 Poem: Love Letter to Jenny Pipes Morris, the last woman to be ducked Someone Else's Poem: Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Witch-Wife" Tomorrow I return to work after 5 days off. I'm kind of stressed about that. I got this postcard… Continue reading Day 19

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Day 18

This is the first day that I have really felt the poem not working. Not working at all. I'm not sure what happened, but I definitely didn't feel the spark today. Rachel's Day 18 Poem: To My Eight-Year-Old Son Who Hates Poetry Someone Else's Poem: Beth Ann Fennelly's "Because People Ask What My Daughter Will… Continue reading Day 18

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Day 16

It is 11:58 p.m. and I have just finished posting my Day 16 poem to the poetry forum. Talk about cutting it close. Our camping trip was a rainout after one night; we packed up this afternoon and trekked home. No bears, but the one night of camping was a good respite from real life.… Continue reading Day 16

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Day 14

This NaPoMo series has been pretty crazy. I think there will probably be a post sometime in May trying to evaluate the things I was writing about and what I learned about myself and life and everything else. But it's not May, so I'm not doing that today. Today's poem is kind of strange for… Continue reading Day 14

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Day 12

Yesterday was not a good day. I found out that my son's classmate lost her mother two weeks ago. Her mother was only 2 years older than me. I'd met her a few times at soccer games, birthday parties, all the regular stuff. She was nice. Of course her passing set me off on some… Continue reading Day 12

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Day 10

Today I wrote two poems, which was exciting. In other news, today was the first day we grilled. We made chicken with vegetables, all marinated in delicious dressings. The weather was beautiful and clear. Now my hair smells like campfire. Speaking of which, I will be heading to Stokes State Forest next weekend for a… Continue reading Day 10