Lexington Poetry Month Day 30: I made it. A poem a day for 30 days. I hope participating in this poetry month exercise is the spring board I needed, and that I can keep the momentum I've gained going strong. Today was the perfect celebratory ending to this journey for me. Poem title: “Reverence”
Lexington Poetry Month Day 28: today was just the right amount of adventure, just the right amount of happy kids, and just the right amount of exciting plans to be the balm my soul has needed. Poem title: “Juncture”
Lexington Poetry Month Day 27: missing those carefree days of childhood. There's definitely no going back, but I do love watching my kids soak in this magnificent time in their lives, and I am so grateful that we are fortunate enough to allow them that luxury. Poem title: “Time-worn”
Lexington Poetry Month Day 26: Days can be hard. Let us all take a moment to pause, breathe in, and appreciate all the wild things we have the privilege of being able to know existing in the background of our everyday chaos. Fill in those missing pieces with presence and hope. Poem title: “Lacuna”
Lexington Poetry Month Day 24: I wrote 4 poems today, and I honestly haven't been happy with any of them. However, I am tired and out of juice, so here is the least offensive one. Poem title: “We Return”
Lexington Poetry Month Day 22: I spend a lot of time thinking about our move out West this time of year. It was 10 year ago Channing and I met, packed up, and moved together to Stillwater to start this crazy adventure we've been living. What a summer we had in 2009. How young and hopeful and unsure of things. Poem title: “Anticipation”
Lexington Poetry Month Day 21: No reflection on writing this one tonight except to say that it fits with the Solstice. And exhaustion - it's the natural rhythm of parenting, after all. Happy Solstice all! Poem title: “Rhythm” (full poem via link in profile)
Lexington Poetry Month Day 19: today I took a walk by myself at one of my favorite places while the kids were at camp. A little park in Morehead that's just the perfect quiet little spot to soak in some nature. Poem title: “Salve”
Lexington Poetry Month Day 17: Berries are a taste of all things good about summer. I have so many memories wrapped around them. This poem is dedicated to the berries of summer. Poem title: “Pining” (full poem available via link in profile)
Lexington Poetry Month Day 16: I wrote this poem in honor of father's day today. Thinking of all the time dad and I spent together in this little S10 pickup truck when he taught me how to drive. Poem title: “Backroads”
Lexington Poetry Month Day 15 (full poem link on profile): today's poem was wholly inspired by my wonderful experience at the Red Oak's Bioblitz. I keep saying it, but that place is magic. Today was magic. It was such a gift to be in the presence of so many knowledgeable biologists who deeply care about sharing their knowledge with everyone, but especially children. These kids are our future. Thank you to all who made today possible. I always leave these events filled with gratitude.
Lexington Poetry Month Day 13: written after an evening spent engaging in conversation about self and identity; about the pull to leave or stay home; about how where you grow up defines a large piece of who you are. It reminded me of my own struggle when pregnant with Bryum - realizing that my kids would not be born in Kentucky, and that to them, their birthplace would be out west in Oklahoma instead of the place that defines so much of who I am. Poem title: “Identity”
Wrote a found poem for #lexpomo from RavenWolf's Spells of Abundance-- . . Enhance this Spell: Twenty-Four Angel Names . . Perform when the moon is in Leo to gain the generosity of others. Perform on a Sunday in the hour of Venus. Accentuate with a rattle or drum, let Michael raise it, the Queen of Angels speak it, Raphael inspire it, Sandalphon pray it, Uriel strengthen it, Watchers protect it, Yahriel place the glory of the moon on it, let Zodiac angels seal it, and Spirit bring it through time and ...
Lexington Poetry Month Day 12: today was such a gift. Time with dear friends was much needed, even with the downpour. Lots of thoughts today about articles I've been reading regarding so many extinct species, and I just wonder how different my children's life experiences are from mine because of it, and what it will be like when they reach my age. Poem title: “Wayward” . . . #lexpomo#amwriting
Lexington Poetry Month Day 10: lots of thoughts and feels today culminating in this poem that was mostly written on my phone while riding in the ranger from one piece of the farm to another. Poem title: “Extinct” (I couldn’t fit it all; link to the entire poem in profile) Check it out. This one hit me in the feels.