Life exhausts us. We move and go and think and feel until we can no longer stand. Forces pull us. We move this way, that way, every direction until there is nowhere to turn. All inspires us. We breathe, consume, absorb, devour all that is until sweet muses demand release. But words fail us. We sit, we stare, we doubt, and delay until the…Continue Reading “OctPoWriMo Day Three – The Blank Page”

Well, here it is…October first.

When did that happen?

At some point during the last few weeks, I think I decided to give the OctPoWriMo challenge a try. But seriously…thirty-one poems in thirty-one days? I don’t know… But I do know that it’s been far too long since I flexed my poetry muscles, so now is as good a time as any to jump in.

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After a hard day’s work, there is more. Years of days have been spent at work… challenging, demanding, rewarding, exhausting, physical and emotional. After a hard day’s work, there is more. Years of after works are spent at another job more education, seminars, workshops, meetings, workouts, the things required to sustain or progress. After a…Continue Reading “FTSF – After a Hard Day’s Work”

Want to get inside the mind of a poet?

Today is your lucky day!

Making a stop on her blog tour and joining us for a brief interview this morning is Tamara Woods, author of The Shaping of an “Angry” Black Woman. If you have not experienced Tamara’s words through the page or through her videos, you really must. It’s gorgeous. Gorgeous! I’m a pretty discerning poetry consumer and Tamara’s work is the goods.

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I’ve shared a couple of links for you at the end of this post so you can listen to Tamara talk about and read a bit of her poetry.

But first, go grab a fresh cup of coffee, get comfortable in your chair, and see what our lovely guest has to share with us while we chat her up!

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