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Monday Update 4-30-18

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Sunday Yardening
Poetry Fishbowl Report for April 3, 2018
Poem: "You Sure Do Change the Future"
Poem: "Something Dark in Me"
Saturday Yardening
Poem: "Escape from the Loneliness"
Poem: "The Sugar Witch"
Friday Yardening
Climate Whiplash
Read "A Well of Sorrows"
Unsold Poems from the April 3, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl
Thursday Yardening
Birdfeeding
Emotional Intimacy Question: Changing Childhood
Review: Choceur Hazelnut Crunch
Read "Hugo Lightfingers"
Birdfeeding
Good News
Self-Care


Read the poem "Desperate Measures" and its notes on characters, locations, and content.

There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, May 1 with a theme of "neurodiversity." Make a note on your calendars, starting thinking of prompts, and I hope to see you then!


Poetry in Microfunding:

"Energy, Made Visible" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Shiv. Dr. G thinks of a way to make it worth Shiv's effort to answer some introductory therapy questions. Shiv is warily intrigued.

"Only If It Is Embraced" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Damask. Damask and Farce find out what's up with the Scream.


The weather has been mild here, intermittently sunny and gray. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a flock of mourning doves, several cardinals, some dark-eyed juncoes, some brown-headed cowbirds, several blackbirds, a starling, a blue jay, a downy woodpecker, and a rabbit.  Robins, red-winged blackbirds, and brown thrashers have been out combing the grass for insects.  I also saw a blue-gray gnatcatcher in the savanna.  In bloom: daffodils, scilla, white hyacinths, violets, blue grape hyacinths, forsythia, pear, gold currant, blue windflowers, and sundry others.  Lilacs, cherries, and honeysuckle have buds.  I bought a lot of native plants recently and have been planting those.
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