Celebrating National Poetry Month!

If we must be home bound during any month of the year, I’m grateful that it’s April. Not just because the dogwoods are in bloom, not just because our baby spinach is unfurling, and not just because our new bees are settling in and falling more in love with their queen every day….

I’m also grateful to be home for National Poetry Month. A friend is sending me a new poem to read every day, and even in this time of COVID-19 inspiration abounds along Whale Tail Road.

Today I’m honored to be Poet of the Day for Gyroscope Review. Fitting, the subject is beauty (orchids) and gratitude.


2 thoughts on “Celebrating National Poetry Month!

  1. Ashley, thanks for sharing your poem. I love this work! I was most struck by the phrase “rogue symmetry.” It is a beautiful and unique oxymoron and so true-to-life that a lightbulb went off in my head. I got an idea for a story I hope to write in your next DIY workshop. You are having another when we get out of this crisis, I hope?

    1. Thank you so much Diane. You are such an astute observer. The whole poem actually came to life because of that very phrase. I am thrilled to think that it inspired another terrific story from you. I am very hopeful — and I tend toward optimism — that we will be able to have classes again in the fall. I’ve already started planning the one on humor…..but for now, go ahead and pen that new story! And you know you can always send it to me. πŸ™‚

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