Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Of readers

A pile of books
Voraciously devoured
Delight at any hour.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Welcome dinner

Positively the best
Of gastronomic gatherings is
Loving, family-like feast; it really
Underscores the
Community spirit that
Keeps one coming back for more.

Monday, August 29, 2016

À la arachnid

Woven silk
Betoken eight-legged

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Burning bright

Light from this source,
A modest projection,
Might guide one’s steps and
Provide protection.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

“Reunion of broken parts”

Algoritmi, his
Latinized name, was a
Geographer and mathematician
Especially famed for his numeric
Balancing and
Reduction equations; he was
A genius by all calculations.

Thank you, Laura G. W.

And with thanks to Keith Devlin

Friday, August 26, 2016


Maritime lovelies
Enchant the world
Round; most
Make sure sailors don’t run
Aground. They especially care for
Ichthyologists who might also
Dabble as anthropologists. As
Sirens, their impact’s profound.

Thank you, Linda T., for the inspiration.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Foundational for standing and an
Essential poetic part, I am
Ever grateful for both senses, from
The bottom of my heart.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Good 'n' gooey

Mucilaginous extracts of
Althaea officinalis
Soothed sore throats with
Honey; it was an ancient
Medicinal coup.
And now, as
Light confections, we
Lower them over fires and
Oh so carefully toast them
With greedy-for-s’more desire. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Just one component of equal footing

Different beginnings
Students’ lives can make keeping
Pace with classmates
A challenge. Let’s 
Read to all children from
Infancy on and
Talk of
Interests and yearnings; this helps
Establish a
Strong love of learning.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Unconscious bias

Rejecting age-old
Attitudes, rewriting social
Constructs, we might eventually
Evolve to higher standards of conduct. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016


Approachable and
Friendly, the
Blithely spoke with the
Little girl,
Encouraging her to write a book.

Saturday, August 20, 2016


Can you speak up?
Let your voice shine? It’s
Evident you have the
Really to be sublime.  

Friday, August 19, 2016

First sheet glued*

Properly observing
Of diplomatic
Often helps keep a  
Loaded stumbling blocks.

*direct translation from Greek

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Putting hands together

Cheering on athletes or
Laughing with wee ones,
Performance or
Prompting a light,
It’s about participation, a
Natural inclination, a kind of celebration that
Gives us delight.

Inspired by the great and encouraging send-off the AmeriCorps staff of Reading and Math, Inc. gave members following Institute training today. Thank you!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Written linguistic entities

Generally, as letters, each
A sound, but sometimes a
Phoneme goes to town and
Has a bunch of them around; they
May be seen as logograms or act
Emblematically in math, or
Syllabically, as a matter of fact.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Jumping in

Of a compassionate world
Unique people to help where
They aid, repair, try to
End despair, and when they
Encourage young
Readers to excel, they know they have

Monday, August 15, 2016

Take a load off

Haven for the rear, this is
Item many

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Joyful spirit

Being blessed with
Inclines one to
Share blithe and
Sincere care.

Thank you, Joseph Campbell, for your “…follow your bliss…” encouragement. Also thanks to Dr. Amit Sood for your advice, "Don't postpone joy."

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Say what???

Gentlemen and ladies
Rode in them merrily,
Or saw small icebergs in open
Water, but in time,
Lager-lovers couldn’t believe their
Eyes – and were roiled – when their pails 
Ran dry and the electromagnets found a
Shorted armature coil.

Friday, August 12, 2016

A Word Wealth word

Of like-minded folk often get
Together; they might seem a bit
Exclusive, and their
Rhetoric, sometimes elusive, but
In general it is conclusive that
Everyone’s part of some group.

Thank you, David Brooks, for reminding me about this word.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Summer stay

In people, places, and times, these
In life
Transform the

With much gratitude to many other souls.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

To wear or not to wear

Head coverings
Add a special
Touch, but
Some folks do not like them much.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Shifting gears

Curving in a different direction
Has a way of
Altering views. That’s great
News when one’s muse
Gets stuck; it has something
Else from which to choose.

Monday, August 8, 2016


Many different
Ingestible items, they
Voraciously devoured all
Of the food and
Enjoyed it.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Drinking in knowledge

Enchanted by the
Of the gods, the group
Learned all aspects
Of wine and making it, ever
Glad they’d found the course and had a
Yen for taking it.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


Sails uncontrolled
Happen to flap if
Ever the lines are loose; if
Ever three lines are not
Taut enough the
Sails will be of no use.

Friday, August 5, 2016


A precious gift – a time of
Relaxation – a
Bottle or two to be
Imbibed, with
No exaggeration will
Give delight and soften the
Edge in total

Thursday, August 4, 2016


Under the rug, the little
Girl felt like a cozy bug.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Presents of the past

Space for stuff
That isn’t used is
Opened every year, and
Rearranged while looking for
A needed piece of kitchen
Gear, a book, a skein, or
Even a beloved souvenir.  

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Attired in
Proper clothing,
And equipped for adventure, the
Rascals snuck off in late
Evening, but
Left behind their dentures.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Also a little gray shark

Too much drink
Or a kind of shrine –
Perhaps this word
Evens out with time?