Poetry 2021 Edition 3

Poetry Goal 2021:  to read a poem* every day.

Collection #5 by Veronica Golos, Story Line Press 2003, 75 pages

From the blurb at goodreads.com: These mystical lyrics retell the biblical story of Ha’gar.


(no sample…)


So, sadly, I had a review typed and ready and the WordPress Block Scheme ate it. I couldn’t find it, so I am assuming that is what happened.

I gave this collection 3 stars at first and I don’t recall how I came to that rating; I can assume that my appreciation was from a distance, that I didn’t quite connect though I do think I can admire the passion and raw emotion – THAT is what I recall. I also think it had more than just the Old Testament references but parallel’s a Civil War era story.

I gave the book away thinking I had saved a snippet already. So I leave it blank here.


Collection #6 by Jeanne Griggs, Broadstone Books 2021, 56 pages

Note on a postcard of the Santa Monica Pier

We emerge blinking, holding our coats,

into the warmth and exhaust of the

LA freeway, cars queued up to the horizon,

everyone waiting a turn, anxious

for the sight of oranges ripening,

sun setting on the sea, colors we could

only imagine in gray Ohio February.

From the postcard Jeanne sent me promoting her collection (I was totally thrilled to receive! and ordered the book straight away!!)

Link is here to addendum page of what was inspired LOL

*Or more. I’m not tracking, I’m just reading. I’m not limiting this experience to one poem a day – that is only the minimum.

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6 thoughts on “Poetry 2021 Edition 3

  1. I’m so pleased that I’ve been an influence for reading more poetry, and thrilled that you like some of mine! Thanks for writing about it, and posing the photo with one of your traveling companions!

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