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Blog: thefloridapoet

So just a little blog entry as to what I've been up to. I have finished my poetry submissions for two anthologies and working on the contests now, deadline of July 15th. I'm almost through with my time/writing crunches. Whew! I've become the president of the local poetry club of Florida State...
So, I've been MIA for a while, here's a quick update. Lot's going on, the pandemic and one would think I would have lots of time seeing as I'm home all the time, boy you couldn't be more wrong. Working on 2 art pieces for ekphrasic poetry, made the artwork, seems those were easy, the poems...
So instead of a blog, I'm working on a project collecting Cheerful, inspiring, uplifting poems or saying for the healthcare workers at Mayo Clinic here in Jacksonville, FL. I'm opening it up to anyone here at the Writing Forums if you make it here to my blog site I guess......... Not sure...
So from the depths of social distancing, and isolation I write from my window of laptop screen. I am alone in my apartment and have been for weeks now. I know I haven't been on the forums, and it would seem little excuse for being absent, but my attention has been elsewhere and my inspiration...
So.... I'm back. It's been rough. My eyes, well enough about that. They are getting better. Slowly. My puppy, who hasn't been doing well passed away last Thursday. I had to put her to sleep. She isn't/wasn't really a "puppy", she was an about 12 year old give or take Chuhuahua with...
So here it is February 22 and I'm still recooperating from my second cataract surgery. I haven't been on the forums much because I am suffering badly from dry eye and my time on the computer has been restricted very much. I have also been distracted mentally and therefore haven't felt very...
So, I haven't been around much in January..... I had the first cataract surgery on the 7th of January and my vision has been poor, because one eye is blurry and if I wear my glasses to correct that vision the now "good" eye is out of focus because the corrective lens throws the vision out of...
So I've been MIA for a while, my puppy hasn't been well, she has advanced cardiac disease and I've been nursing her and have been preoccupied, she's better now on a new medication. I also was scheduled for cataract surgery (which I postponed to January because of all the things going on with my...
So today was a fabulous day in Jacksonville - we had a literary book and author's festival of sorts - many authors and poets came and brought their new books, launched their newly published works, did readings, shared their work, their joy, congratulations, Women Writing for (a) Change -...
So I've been writing, reading, critiquing and doing re-writes of poetry, attending writing groups, participating in open mic's, talking to other poets about their poetry and writing assignments, dreaming about poetry, reading books about how to write poetry, reading books about how to write...
So, I seem to be getting somewhere with my hurricane poems. I have been writing drafts and trying to hit the topic from different angles, cutting (let me try some of the cute little icons here) :ChainGunSmiley: drilling away at the words immersing :emmersed:myself in the subject..... Think...
So, I'm working on my hurricane poems. Yes, I know it doesn't look like I am, but I am. grrr Really hard to take the steps back (or should I say steps forward) and get INTO the scene, not be the observer. For me, it has always been easier that way. Perhaps I'm more a writer than I thought...
I keep watching updated news reporters with their interviews of what is going on in the Bahamas and Abacus. I have been torn up over the whole thing. Living in Florida I have been in many storms, nothing like this, but hurricanes, tropical storms and such so I know what it is like to see and...
I wrote this today after needing to express the agony I feel watching and empathizing with those poor souls in the Bahamas. My heart is breaking and wrenched for all of them, the people, the island, the animals, birds, even the little bugs, decimated by this storm from the depths of Hell...
So, got home on Tuesday night...... picked up the puppy Wednesday, maintenance crew in the apartment building decided to clean my A/C ducts while I was gone and left a royal mess so after being gone a whole week got the pleasure of having to clean my entire apartment all over again, vacuuming...
So, time for a family reunion in Upstate New York. Airplane ride yesterday starting with an early rising at 4 a.m. to make a 7:20 flight out of Jacksonville, Florida landing in Albany, New York at noon. So, some call it a vacation (?) it's really a family reunion and for me, eh, more of an...
First Saturday of the month is Blackout Poetry day. If you don't know what that is, here's the gist: Poets gather at a coffee shop (okay, you don't have to gather with poets, you can go solo at home LOL), grab a torn out page from a book, find words that make a poem and then black out the...
So today was the Monthly Ancient City Poets Open Mic Poetry Reading. Summer Daze was the theme. I read my poem "The Beach and The Bay", which is currently out for contest with FSPA (so I won't be putting it here in my post), but it was well-received. A fun poem about hot, sunny days at...
So, yes, I am supposed to be working on a poem for tomorrow's reading at a local monthly poetry reading. I have several poems ready but thought I would try my hand at some more. We'll see. Seems so far all I'm accomplishing is some computer time here. Noon already. It's been a busy week...
So, my backup flashdrive failed and I have lost a considerable amount of valuable data, irretrievable. Disaster! I normally have backup on backup but due to events this last year, I lapsed on that habit and didn't follow through this one time. Of course, that's when failure of the drive you...

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