…to sign up for a 4-week Ekphrasis workshop in Park Rapids, MN, Aug. 31-Sept. 24. See my Workshop page for all the details! Registration deadline is August 21.
Also about two weeks left before my thoughts turn back to school and teaching. I have some fancy new technology in my room this year ( a SmartBoard), so will be doing a lot of training (and trial and error, no doubt).
The heat has finally left us, at least temporarily, and I plan to devote the next two weeks to my yard and garden. Nothing like working outside when it’s cool and dry and there are no bugs! Here’s a short poem about mosquitoes I wrote while on a writing retreat in a particularly swampy area a few years ago. The mosquitoes were more intense than I have ever experienced.:
Ode to Deet
I would rather be dying slowly
from these toxic chemicals
than to be without them,
only wishing for death.
Don’t forget the online workshop Writing The Short Poem that I will be teaching for The Loft. Class details and Online Registration–CLICK HERE
This week’s Quote: Harm can only enter where fear makes an opening. –Confucius