Poems

The Things That Count

The Things That Count by Ella Wheeler Wilcox Now, dear, it isn’t the bold things, Great deeds of valour and might, That count the most in the summing up of life at the end of the day. But it is the doing of old things, Small acts that are just and right; And doing them… Continue reading The Things That Count

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Poems

Written Deer

Written Deer by Maggie Smith Why does this written doe bound through these written woods? —Wisława Szymborska My handwriting is all over these woods. No, my handwriting is these woods, each tree a half-print, half-cursive scrawl, each loop a limb. My house is somewhere here, & I have scribbled myself inside it. What is home… Continue reading Written Deer

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Poetry Linkity (and other things)

I thought I'd do a poetry linkity this month, since April is National Poetry Month. First, though, a couple other non-poetry links... Some links that I got from Chris... Seanan McGuire on fanfic Fanfic is a natural human interaction with story. Children do it before they know its name. People who swear they would never… Continue reading Poetry Linkity (and other things)