Marileta Robinson


As you might imagine, almost all of these poems are based on real-life observations. Writing a poem is a good way to deal with overwhelming experiences, and I was clearly overwhelmed by this insectivorous invasion. REPETITION is a good tool to use for emphasis; note the repetition of “bugs, bugs,” and “they’ve come, they’ve come, […]

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Meadow Mouse

When my sons were little, we loved to read Dr. Seuss’s ABC out loud. That man knew how to celebrate sounds! Each poem played with a different letter of the alphabet. One of my favorite lines is “four fluffy feathers on a Fiffer-Feffer-Feff!” (Guess which letter that was for.) This poem was inspired by Dr. […]

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