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Pre-Order Love Like Weeds before it’s too late!

This summer has been a wild ride.  It began in May with wrapping up my Love Like Weeds manuscript and finding out I was expecting our fifth child.  It ended in September with the loss of that child and the confirmation that my book would be released in October.  In between all that, my family […]

Featured on Mamazina.com

I am so pleased and grateful to share that four of my poems will be featured on Mamazina.com’s blog over the course of the next three weeks.  The series will be presented one piece at a time on Sundays, with yesterday being the first.  Each piece will focus in some way on early loss, particularly […]

Right on, Write on.

Keeping a blog is one of those things.  No, not those things. Those things.  One of those things that appear unnecessary and superfluous on the surface.  It “eats” time and takes energy that could and “should be spent elsewhere.  Such as in writing “legitimate” pieces, be they poetry, essays, letters, or even email correspondence.  But […]

Dancing to the music of poetry

I am not sure where I am but I am in Massachusetts in an old mill, converted to gathering space. There is a bar. There are people, talking. And there is music here. Jazz. Poetry. I am feeling the warmth of all of the above, including the low hum of one plastic cup of chardonnay. […]

Temptation on the Sixth Day

Here at the office, the monotony of the work lengthens the day, stretches it as if the tied to some archaic torture device, threatening to draw and quarter the hours. A good playlist can counter this, of course. Well, for the first time since I started my fast, I was tempted to open my media […]

torch bearing quietly

I will not act out, will not
yell or curse or slam doors,
will not make a scene -- you
do not deserve such a chance
to make an example out of me
to be proven right since you
are not. Instead, I'll stand
at this street corner, raise
my hand high and clench that
light which yet remains. It
will burn brightly, quietly,
fiercely before fading as I.

Then I'll be gone but found.

©JAC 2005

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