A collection of love letters dating back more than 100 years inspired this poem, which celebrates the flair and artistry of old-fashioned handwriting and language. So here's an ode to handwritten letters and cursive writing, those "letters thoughtfully written / in beautifully tied ink ribbons"...
(Did you know today is National Handwriting Day? Read more about this special day with a personal touch below the poem!) Read More
Back in October, I shared some sightseeing photos from California. The only writing I did on the trip was with my camera, which I've decided to call "light writing" (after all, it's a way of writing with light). We also visited Jack London State Historic Park. As today is Jack London's birthday, it seems like a perfect time to share. Read More
We had a great time at The Dan Pels Poetry Show! What an honor it was to be a featured reader, along with Terry Michael Hagans! Here are some photos from the event ... Read More
Big changes are flying in on THE PIG'S WINGS this year! This blog "took flight" around this time last year, in February 2015. Now it's time to make some changes and say goodbye to the Listeners Unite Blog and The Beauty of Picture Books Blog... Read More
If you're in the Daytona are, come celebrate the new year with poetry and music at the next Dan Pels Poetry Show on January 6 at 7 PM! Read More
Here's a little holiday poem about the day after "The 12 Days of Christmas"! ("After Christmas" is also recorded as audio and video. Both are posted below the text.)
"In a one-room apartment, Read More
My true love gave to me..."
Wishing you a warm, happy holiday season filled with warmth, love, poetry and magic!
Here are some Florida holiday scenes from Deer Key, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach, St. Augustine and Palm Coast, along with a little poet tree... Read More
In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), here are three poems from The Beauty of Listening on the theme of novel writing: The Novel, Novel Ideas (a sequel to The Novel), and A Novel in Verse. The last poem rounds out with some poetic video fun from 1901. Read More
Jeff and I spent time sightseeing in California this month. I was so busy taking pictures that I haven't done much writing. Then again, as photographs write with light, maybe it's more accurate to say I've been doing some light writing. (Light poems?) ;) I'd like to share them here and invite you to join us on a mini photo tour of some of our favorite spots... Read More
I photographed the couple in this poem separately, the dog by a Florida beach and the cat in a painted alley in Toronto. (I believe the dog has traveled to Toronto...)
Introduction to "I and You": Meet I and You. These are the names of the characters in this story, which is told in the third person. As you'd imagine, the character named I is thoroughly self centered... Read More
The following poem was inspired by the interactive traveling IMAG-INE sculpture by Australian artist Emma Anna. which has traveled Australia New Zealand, Denmark, and is on its way through the US. The sculpture invites people to pose in place of the missing letter or take photographs highlighting the open space or anything that might align within the space and capture the imagination. Read More
In my recent post, "In support of libraries, books, words, ideas..." I wrote about the famously anonymous book sculptor and her final project. The artist is inviting butterflies from all around the world, and she's even given a basic template for making them. You can join in this collaborative effort by cutting butterflies out of old magazines and (respectfully, damaged or unusable) books. If you'd like to make butterflies, there's still time! Read More
"Escher's Drawing Room" is based on the work of artist and mathemagician, M. C. Escher.
I’m not sure where the story begins, but somewhere in this middle loop, I find myself at the home of Maurits Cornelis Escher... Read More
Join Tomoka Poets for poetry at Java Jungle in Daytona! Read More
Here's a little "Poem for Rent" flyer, complete with tear-off tabs. Maybe I'll post some around town. :) Read More
Since my post about poetry in film, I realized I didn't include documentaries, which leaves out one of my absolute favorite poetry films, End and Beginning: Meeting Wislawa Szymborska. I just watched it again and it's a treat every time. Read More
If you're looking for some great films featuring poets and/or poetry during National Poetry Month (or any time), here are three favorites of mine... Read More
Here are some poems with listening hearts that I shared on Listeners Unite (a Website and blog about the art and skill of listening—from inner to interpersonal). The list begins with a "Gift" from the legendary Leonard Cohen and includes the following and more... Read More