National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry month which gives all writers and lovers of words a chance to play in this special sandbox. Even writers, like me, who are not necessarily poets.

Pop over the for more information. To enjoy interviews with poets and mini-lessons in poetry writing, jump over to

In the meantime, here’s a hint about what my family did on a beautiful Saturday.

Ignored and lonely, patch of land
Pleading for a friendly space

Old hands toiled at soil’s command
Young hands blessed the ground with grace

Now a lovely, blooming perch-
For old and young. Hand-in-hand. Grand!

Quote for the Day: “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” —Maya Angelou