The End

I recently published my first edited book,  Labor of Love: A Literary Mama Staff Anthology ,  with  Small Harbor Publishing . It's an anthology of writing from  Literary Mama  staff over the past 20 years. It's a beautiful collection and I am proud of the writers and proud to share the book.  It seems a fitting moment, as I pondered sharing about the book here on the blog, to reflect on my life as a blogger, and acknowledge that it is time to officially end this blog.   I started blogging in about 2007, when my baby was learning to toddle, when I was learning how to be a mother and stepmother, when I was just starting to see my way as a writer. I needed it back then. I craved it. I had a variety of blog iterations--family, art, creativity, writing things I delved into. There's a freedom in blogging, a casualness, an easy familiarity that's lacking (for me anyway) in other kinds of writing. I loved blogging and the words came pouring out.  Over the years since then, some

duck memoir

I have taken a recent liking to Haiku.  I am not sure what qualifies me to write Haiku poems, except the fact that I want to.  So, I thought I would give it a go.  The short, snappy, quick feeling expressed in this type of poetic writing is highly fun and fulfilling, if one gets it right.  I present another challenge of writerly practice for myself, a weekly Haiku or even Haiga post.  (Haiga is a Haiku poem accompanied by illustration). Let me know what you think.

duck memoir

coming in close
alert the water landing crew!
great duck success.

mallard and koi
above and below the air
swim separate ways.

stroll around the pond
I am pondering my long words-
the duck follows close.

I talk to the duck
poetry on our minds-
he talks back, I think.

take flight with a quack-
am I not good enough?
a girl duck flies by.