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

Spring Haiku

I usually create haiga- haiku with an image. But I thought I ought to get back to writing simply haiku, to see how well I can create the image with only words.

sap flowing in warmth-
blood of trees becomes 
topping for pancakes

bare branches
of evergreen holly leaves
eaten by deer

winter boots
by the fire and
puddles of water

spring thaw-
one small circle in pond ice
fish peek through