I think it is high time for a picture of a poem. So, a drawing of “All for a Day” by Robert Sward. Hey, look, I illustrated something that isn’t at least 200 years old, preferably 400. Since this is a contemporary poem by a living poet, I’m not going to copy and paste it […]
“Squid Socks” Squid in socks. Socks on squid. Who put socks on squid? Did you know that it is Cephalopod Awareness Week? Well it is. Please follow me on Instagram! Facebook?
Have you ever been the cactus in this situation? It is super annoying. But either side is pretty sucky. Petrarch was a fourteenth century Italian poet who established this thing called the Petrarchan lover. The Petrarchan lover chastely pines away for an unobtainable, perfect woman and writes a lot of poetry about her in the […]
One day my daughter had some new kitty stickers. She stuck them all over a piece of paper and said: “This is the Kitty Planet. Kitties live here. They all have houses with their bowls of water. The kitty planet has three moons. There is a monster there that doesn’t like kitties. He comes out […]
This week’s poem is by Percy Bysshe Shelley. He was a Romantic poet. Do you have a favorite Romantic poet? Sometimes I find myself asking people this at parties. Then I immediately think, ooooh that was a really stupid thing to ask someone at a party. This is why I am not very good at […]
The news this week is very, very bad. I don’t think I need to recap it here, but I guess basically we are looking at a lot more poverty, pollution, guns, and tanks over the next four years, thanks to that skinny budget. No good, no good at all. Poetry is a balm for the soul, or […]