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Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 3rd Tuesday & Salute to a Friend
So, here I am, racing another deadline, though I've had a pretty good idea of what I was going to write about for at least a few days. As long as I've admired the work of poets I have the privilege ...
Kit RMP 05/19/2015 10 5 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 1st Tuesday--Absorbing a Loss
My mother and our friend at my husband's and my wedding. As is often the case, I've composed a poem about what has been uppermost in my mind lately, having attended the memorial service for a ...
Kit RMP 05/05/2015 14 7 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: April's 3rd Tuesday & almost missed it again
Tired, slept late, darn near missed it again, it's a little late and thrown together, but it's here. Had no idea what I was going to write about when i went to bed. Here's what came out: A little ...
Kit RMP 04/21/2015 5 7 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: April's 1st Tuesday & Poetry Month!
I understand that March 21st was World Poetry Day and that April is National Poetry Month , here in our benighted USA. Possibly this could inspire a few extra eyes to wander over here to our dusty ...
Kit RMP 04/07/2015 3 12 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: March's 3rd Tuesday, and Late Again!
I was literally still asleep, half an hour ago. My phone, buzzing to let me know this diary was due in half an hour from that point, woke me. So, I really have no choice but to make this already ...
Kit RMP 03/17/2015 7 7 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: March's 2nd Tuesday
I decided to cobble a sonnet together, under the gun, though I didn't intend it that way. That whole balance in life thing is still eluding me. Since my late husband has been in my thoughts lately--...
Kit RMP 03/10/2015 6 7 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: 1st Tuesday in March
I decided to do this week's poem in a style reminiscent of bigjacbigjacbigjac's, though I make my line breaks differently than he does. I do miss him around here. I wish him and his wife Tonya all ...
Kit RMP 03/03/2015 10 10 - -
The Grieving Room: Reflections, Post-late Husband's Birthdate Anniversary
A few weeks ago, in a comment I posted here in The Grieving Room, I mentioned that, in another year after this one, my husband, Andy, will have been gone for as long as we were married, which was ...
Kit RMP 03/02/2015 26 26 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: February's 3rd Tuesday--Post-Valentine's Day & Presidents' Day
I refuse to just call it "Washington's Birthday!" We used to celebrate both Lincoln's and Washington's and then it was deemed that was one too many holidays. Though, as miserable a month as February ...
Kit RMP 02/17/2015 16 11 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: February's 2nd Tuesday: Borrowing Again
I'm going to present another of my friend Lee H. McCormack's poems, partly because I like it so much, and partly because I'm immersed in the process of trying to complete my learning track at ...
Kit RMP 02/10/2015 2 5 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: January's 4th Tuesday & Glad to Be Home!
By the time you read this, I'll be back at home in Portland, having spent my Monday traveling back from visiting my younger son for the holidays in Hawaii. It's been nice to have escaped a little of ...
Kit RMP 01/27/2015 9 9 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: January's 2nd Tuesday
Although the first Tuesday of the month is often when I "borrow" a poem from my friend Lee McCormack, I decided to do it the second one this time, just because nothing came to my own mind in the way ...
Kit RMP 01/13/2015 3 7 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: January's 1st Tuesday and a new year!
Still away from home base, staying with my younger, Navy son who is now stationed at Pearl Harbor. As much as I love my son and appreciate my increasingly rare chances to be with him, as time goes on,
Kit RMP 01/06/2015 6 8 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: December's 4th Tuesday (we miss you, ROL!)
Don't know how many will stop by, given that it's the day before Christmas Eve, but even though I'm not at home, using a computer that's not mine, I'm going to at least attempt to put something out ...
Kit RMP 12/23/2014 6 6 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: December's 3rd Tuesday (already, & slipped right on by!)
I set up the framework for this diary a little ahead of time (really!) and then the siren song of my web dev studies seduced me away again. I haven't found that book of Spanish poetry yet, either, ...
Kit RMP 12/19/2014 2 6 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: Another One Borrowed for December's 2nd Tuesday
I've been seduced by the siren song of possible future income, to dive back into the web design stuff I was pursuing just before my husband's untimely death. Staying up much too long and tearing my ...
Kit RMP 12/09/2014 6 6 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: Something Borrowed on December's 1st Tuesday
I'm going to share with you another of my friend Lee H. McCormack's poems. He has such a knack for reaching deep and plucking heart- and thought-strings you never knew you possessed. Kalliope ...
Kit RMP 12/02/2014 9 9 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: Where Did It Go?
I can tell you that two weeks ago, I suffered a power failure that prevented me from both putting a poem together and being able to post it, had I had it done. And when I was putting a poem together ...
Kit RMP 11/25/2014 9 5 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: November's 1st Tuesday
Because of personal stresses and time constraints, I'm choosing to share another Lee McCormack poem this time around. I also want to acknowledge the passing of the poet Galway Kinnell. http://www....
Kit RMP 11/04/2014 4 7 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: October's 3rd Tuesday
This month in my saga about places I lived growing up, and more specifically, at this stage, my school impressions and experiences, I have now arrived at the 7th grade. When I was at that age, they ...
Kit RMP 10/21/2014 9 7 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: October's 2nd Tuesday & a Seasonal Poem
Decided to do a little poem about what I was up to on Monday. Find it below the orange squiggly dingbat. Thank you for stopping by! Kalliope Means "beautiful voice" from Greek καλλος (...
Kit RMP 10/14/2014 11 9 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: October's 1st Tuesday
I generally try to let life speak to me, when coming up with ideas for these poems. This is what came up this time around; see below, under the orange squiggly dingbat. Please feel free to respond, ...
Kit RMP 10/07/2014 12 7 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: Final Tuesday in September
I am going to, as I have a time or two before, default to one of my friend Lee McCormack's poems. It's one he recently posted on Facebook, where I usually find them, and felt was particularly ...
Kit RMP 09/30/2014 13 7 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: September's 3rd Tuesday
This month brings me to the fifth grade. Fifth grade and sixth grade were in the same room, so I had the same teacher for both years. There were a lot of significant events in those two years in my ...
Kit RMP 09/16/2014 9 9 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: Open Poetry Corner, 9-9-2014
I'm dealing with a stray cat today, taking it to the vet to assess its condition. (I'm allergic to cats, so the possibility of taking one on is not a simple choice.) Since I've been preoccupied with ...
Kit RMP 09/09/2014 9 10 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: September, Another Month, More Poems
It's tough to maintain any sort of optimism, when we keep being bombarded with bad news. Another school year begun, most places, everyone gearing up for the serious business of life, after the ...
Kit RMP 09/02/2014 7 7 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: August's 3rd Tuesday
This month, I'm up to my fourth grade year, which was a pretty good one, though my family had moved again and I was in another new school. But, I'll leave anything more for the poem, below the ...
Kit RMP 08/19/2014 6 6 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: August's 2nd Tuesday
I wanted to try for something in a bit lighter vein this time, though it seems I can never leave the darkness alone completely. But, isn't that like life, when you get right down to it? Anyway, here ...
Kit RMP 08/12/2014 4 5 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: August & Another "Borrowed" Poem
My friend Lee McCormack has just shared another of his poems on Facebook, and since it seems to touch a chord in me, (recently passed the second wedding anniversary date since my husband died, as ...
Kit RMP 08/05/2014 4 7 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: A Bittersweet Anniversary
Today would have been my husband's and my sixth wedding anniversary, if he'd lived. Since that was what was on my mind, that's what I wrote this week's poem about. Find it below, under the orange ...
Kit RMP 07/29/2014 15 14 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: July's 3rd Tuesday
My poem about subjects related to my childhood years this month, brings me to the third grade, and another go at the Shakespearean sonnet form. It's not altogether serious, though it has serious ...
Kit RMP 07/15/2014 10 9 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: Tuesday Borrowing 7/8/14
Since I haven't written an original poem for today, I'm shamelessly borrowing one of my poet friend Lee McCormack's latest works. He's well-worth reading, so enjoy! Kalliope Means "beautiful voice"
Kit RMP 07/08/2014 9 9 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: Reacting to SCOTUS
After reading a number of different things about the two latest Supreme Court decisions in a number of different places, including Justice Ginsburg's dissent from the majority opinion regarding ...
Kit RMP 07/01/2014 13 12 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: June's 4th Tuesday
As I mentioned last week, ruleoflaw and I have swapped weeks this month, so here I am, where he would usually be, with another poem about an aspect of my childhood. I'd started in, when I last ...
Kit RMP 06/24/2014 16 6 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: Another Tuesday
Andy and I (with officiant) at our wedding in 2008 Andy, (right) me, and my ...
Kit RMP 06/10/2014 5 10 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: A New Era
Since bigjacbigjacbigjac has had to "step back" from this, in order to deal with his wife's illness, and other personal issues, I have stepped up to help hold up this poetry corner of Readers & Book ...
Kit RMP 06/03/2014 8 5 - -
The Grieving Room: Examining Effects of a Watershed Event
One of the hard things to accept about the loss of my husband, two years ago, now, (the “official” date is June 7, the date my son found his body in our home, which was my house, and where I ...
Kit RMP 06/02/2014 18 19 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: May's 3rd Tuesday: A Belated Mother's Day Poem, & Process
I'm going to once again set aside the theme I'd adopted and planned to use this month, for something that came up for me and more or less demanded, in my personal estimation, to be shared. The last ...
Kit RMP 05/20/2014 30 18 - -
IAN: Things I have NOT done, Episode 2
There are a couple of things I have NOT done that I want to talk about, this time around. One is a good thing: I have NOT had my relationship with GEDF diminish as I feared it might do. His fears of ...
Kit RMP 05/11/2014 38 20 - -
IAN: Things I have NOT done, Episode 1
It appears to me that having a "shtick" of some sort for these diaries helps to generate ideas and makes creating them perhaps go a bit more smoothly. So, I've decided mine is going to be writing ...
Kit RMP 04/15/2014 30 18 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: April's 3rd Tuesday
Since I'm still experimenting with forms, (probably will be ongoing for as long as I keep trying my hand at poetry) I thought I'd try my hand at the lowly limerick. I wanted to do something humorous,
Kit RMP 04/15/2014 10 6 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: Choices and Circumstances
This might have been better timed for January, the anniversary of the famous Supreme Court decision, but who can tell when an idea will strike? The idea for this was inspired by a poem written by a ...
Kit RMP 04/09/2014 6 12 - -
The Grieving Room: A memoir of my father, on the cusp of what would have been his 87th birthday
My father and I had some things in common, and some definitely not. We were both oldest children. He had one younger sister; I had three. There was one other child born to his parents, but she ...
Kit RMP 03/31/2014 14 18 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: March's 3rd Tuesday
I decided this month to get back to my "poems written about places I grew up" theme. I'm also experimenting with the form again. This is an irregular ode. It's an ode because it's a praise poem and ...
Kit RMP 03/18/2014 12 11 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: February's 3rd Tuesday
Sometimes, I really feel that empathy is a curse. Whether it's a situation with a personal friend in pain, or a response to an absolutely outrageous situation that demands political action, I can ...
Kit RMP 02/18/2014 14 5 - -
The Grieving Room: My DKos Anniversary, and Feelings about My Husband's Death, 20 Months Later
I've been following the saga of irishwitch's husband's heart attack and all the issues surrounding that. Because of some of the parallels between her situation and mine, it's triggered some strong ...
Kit RMP 02/03/2014 61 41 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: January's 3rd Tuesday
Stepping outside my youth to consider a recent change in my life. Sometimes, one has to go through fire, at least in a figurative sense, to learn how to be honest, with oneself and other people. ...
Kit RMP 01/21/2014 13 8 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: An "Outside" Voice on a Familiar Theme
I've made some subtle update edits, since some have seen this diary when it originally published. If you follow the link supplied below, you will find new work by my poet friend,which he's added ...
Kit RMP 12/03/2013 8 9 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: November's 3rd Tuesday
The challenge I set for myself this month was to tackle the sonnet form. I learned, in doing a bit of research about this, that the two most well-known forms for the sonnet are the Shakespearean and ...
Kit RMP 11/19/2013 7 8 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: A Middle-School Mini-Memoir
I think the memorials for ulookarmless are still coloring my perspective somewhat. The poem I've composed for this 3rd Tuesday entry is about a place where I lived growing up, but it's also ...
Kit RMP 10/15/2013 11 8 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: The Long and the Short of It
In this month's installment of the "Third Tuesday" series, I'm presenting two poems: one kind of "long and lean," yet brief; the other somewhat "wider" and "fuller," in terms of the amount of ...
Kit RMP 09/17/2013 12 8 - -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: First of the "3rd Tuesday" Series
As I mentioned to bigjac, I'm going to use this space to work on my series of poems about places I lived growing up. I may experiment with different techniques and styles of poetry, and my ideas and ...
Kit RMP 08/20/2013 6 8 1 -
The Grieving Room: A widow's wedding anniversary
July 29 would have been Andy's and my 5th wedding anniversary, if he would have lived to see it. The last one, what would have been our 4th, came so soon after his untimely and unexpected death, ...
Kit RMP 08/05/2013 38 28 1 -
Indigo Kalliope: Poems from the Left: Expanding my horizons - 7/23/2013
I don’t claim to have any special knowledge about writing poetry. I studied it in school, including in college, so I’ve had a fair amount of exposure to it, I suppose. It just seems to be a type ...
Kit RMP 07/23/2013 13 10 - -
The Grieving Room: The Story of Sasuke
Sasuke was my younger, Navy son's German Shepherd dog, acquired by him from a breeder in Bahrain, when he was deployed there. I think what my son was hoping for was partly a companion and partly a ...
Kit RMP 06/10/2013 24 27 1 -
To the Grieving Room people--You're why I'm here....
There's so much I want to say that I have no idea how I'm going to get it all out. So I guess I'll start with a kind of itemized list. -My husband died of a "probable myocardial infarction" sometime ...
Kit RMP 02/26/2013 46 40 - -
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