You know, these blogs really are a great place to store your best stuff. They aren’t 100% plagiarist proof, but at least you have a shelf to put it on. Meantime, some of the templates are easier to navigate than others; the one I use was designed in 2013 and, for an old girl, that’s recent enough.*
Billy Collins is doing a Masterclass on Facebook. He spoke at Chautauqua a few years ago, in the Hall of Philosophy. I was there. He also did a talk with Paul Simon, in the Amp. He, together with James Kavanaugh, is/are my continuing inspirations and emulations.
But, my mother was my first.
She could rhyme a verse in minutes. For anything I’ve ever crafted, she gets best credit.
So, in honor of mum, whose dreams were deferred, read a few poems today. On her behalf, I will thank you.
It’s also William Shakespeare’s birthday.
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© 4/23/19 Ruth Ann Scanzillo.