Some of the good posts I found on web sites and blogs in the past week:
“She, Stirring” by Melissa at All the Words.
"Poetry Works," four poems by Louise Gallagher at Recover Your Joy.
"Santorini, a meditation on life," by Justinian at Discount Verbiage. Also “The Night.”
Freya Manfred’s “Green Pear Tree in September,” published by U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser at his American Life in Poetry.
“What Light Reveals,” by Diane Walker at Contemplative Poetry.
"Reunions: Father, July 18, 1990," by Maureen Doallas. She was worried that this one might be too personal. It was personal, but she did what poets do – she turned the personal into the universal.
"Chronos of Love," new poem by @PhoenixKarenee.
"West Washington," by Missy K. Along with Melissa’s and Maureen’s poems noted above, this one by Missy K is one of the “Life on the Street” poems featured at The High Calling blogs on Friday. They’re all worth reading.
Jeff Jordan’s “Of Boats and Bags and the Search for Faithfulness.”
David Mikics’ guide for reading “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley. An outstanding piece of criticism (even I could understand it).
A completely new use for mouthwash. “You might not want to kiss me hello,” by Helen at Random Musings.
"Welcome, Memory," by Brian Volck at The Image Blog. A comment at a dinner unlocks a “memory garden.”
"Uncommon Courtesy," by Dan Wooldridge at Inside Work. Grace happens on an airplane.
"Navigating," by Corinne at Trains, Tutus and Tea. A mother defends her son.
Kathleen Overby’s "Spring Scrabble." She wants to play.