Dolls

Today, I was handed an unusual assignment: to buy a gift for an 8-year-old girl, whose birthday party my stepson is going to tomorrow. It seemed overwhelming to go a toy store – as well as challenging to do that in a zero waste kind of way – so I headed to a thrift store in the Old East Village …

Two seven five

Day 5 of 30. I’m writing a poem a day for #NaPoWriMo and so far they have all been about my daughter 🙂 I started this one yesterday and finished it today. I’m having fun, but this lack of variety must be quite boring to people?? Sorry, readers! OMG I’m becoming so Canadian – apologising for everything! Here’s the poem… …

Your voice

Day 4 of 30. Writing a poem a day for National Poetry Writing Month! Writing late at night again. I should be in bed! I had the first two lines of this poem scribbled down and built it out from there. This is one that could possibly benefit from some revisions at a later date with fresh eyes. It was …

You won’t remember

Day 3 of 30. Writing a poem a day as part of #NaPoWriMo. Another one about my baby girl 🙂 — your fingers snug around my thumb your tiny dimpled squishy bum that special smile reserved for mum you won’t remember any of this your frenzied flapping hands and feet those first funny times you tried to eat the same …

Daddy tried

Day 2 of 30. I’m writing and sharing a poem each day during April as part of National Poetry Writing Month. I left it late in the day to write this one, but I’m happy with how it turned out 🙂 I hope you like it, too! — Daddy tried to stay dry but he couldn’t do it he put …

i owe you a poem

Day 1 of 30. As part of #NaPoWriMo, I will be writing and sharing a poem every day throughout April 🙂 i owe you a poem it’s been some time i’ve no way of knowin’ if it’ll even rhyme i’ll just scribble down some letters and hope they make words perhaps planning’s better but that’d be absurd ‘cos you are the proof …

A month of poems! #NaPoWriMo

Here in Canada (and also in the USA), April is National Poetry Month! To celebrate, I will be taking part, for the first time, in National Poetry Writing Month, aka NaPoWriMo. This involves writing a poem each day and sharing it online – on this here blog. No, this is not an April Fool. I really am going to write …