Thursday, January 15, 2015

Bread and Jam for Frances

  • Verses Based on the book’s title: Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Lillian Hoban  (prompt at Miss Rumphius Effect)

Bread baking warms the room
And brings the children round
Jam sweetens so the spoon
For us to spread around

Frances, don’t you dally,
Come soon and bring Sally!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mountain of Dreams -- a Reverso Poem (1st try!)

Mountain of Dreams

will always be
that mountain --
Awake! a frozen jewel!
A prize!
Beside the fire,
when I am warm,
I love to dream
I may climb
that mountain of ice

that mountain of ice
I may climb.
I love to dream
when I am warm
beside the fire
a prize--
a frozen jewel.
That mountain
will always be

Sunday, January 11, 2015


Dear Trisha @ The Miss Rumphius Effect:
   Last year (2014) I had a falling out with a very dear friend, Poetry. This year I hope to make amends and start by sitting down, Sunday mornings for the Monday poetry stretch.
 Today I am happy to post a response to the Shadorma Prompt.


Cat napping
on cashmere sweater
kneading dough
the purr low
such sweaters make perfect mats
for elegant cats

This poem was dictated to me by Mittens, on January 11, 2015
the oracle awakes