Friday, July 2, 2010

LIVE YOUR POEM


Happy Poetry Friday, everyone! Roundup is at The Poem Farm.

I haven't been writing poetry in the past few weeks because I am hard at work on another MG historical novel about an orphan boy and an orphan dog in the 1880s.

I have, however, been honoring my little bedside plaque that says, LIVE YOUR POEM. Are there any wiser words? I love those three syllables so much.

What have I been doing?

Hanging out with my family.
Washing the dogs.
Holding the new kitten.
Piecing my charm quilt.
Cooking. Using a new recipe book I got from a favorite restaurant: THE LANDMARK.
Eating. Cheese fritters, anyone? Dark chocolate? Yummmm...
Reading. Today: THIS I BELIEVE (a collection from the NPR series by the same name)
Exercising. Heard of the CD series INSANITY? I am on day 13. Out of 60. I feel stronger already!
Buying odd items, like new pillows.
Cleaning odd places, like the bathroom sink drain. (You do NOT want to see what I pulled out of that thing! Looked like a RAT in there!)
Reconnecting with friends. Like my kids' Best Babysitter Ever! Now she has the cutest 2 1/2 year old of her own... and a gorgeous step-daughter.
Other fun stuff.
Napping, when possible.
Thinking.
Dreaming.

Good stuff...

LIVE YOUR POEM.

6 comments:

  1. Hi, Irene! I think you have the beginnings of a list poem here. I'd love to hear more about the cheese fritters and dark chocolate. Mmmm.

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  2. Everything you're doing is good for poetry and good for health. Salud!

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  3. What a joyful list, Irene! So celebratory of daily life...
    A.

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  4. Live Your Poem? That's EXACTLY what I did this week! Thanks for giving us such a fun peek into your summer! (except for the bathroom drain...that was sort of scary...probably more so because I've seen a "creature" like that in MY drain!!!)

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  5. Summer is the best time to live your poem, and your bevy of family, kitten, quilt, food, exercise, naps, and that middle grade novel sounds most rich. I seem to be all about porch, porch, porch these days, but I'm getting a taste of some of these pleasures, too. Enjoy the weekend!

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  6. Sounds like fun and like the topic of your new MG can't wait to hear more.

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