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 …

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 …