Category Archives: PaPoWriMo ~ 2012

2012 in review: my blog

It has been a good year for me as a writer, editor, and blogger. In particular, I’d like to mention NaPoWriMo 2012, NaHaiWriMo, the postcard poetry challenge in August 2012, and PaPoWriMo 2012 with the poet Jennifer Bullis in the … Continue reading

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Traveling Diorama Along Lower Whatcom Creek

“Our simplest wisdom is to follow the sea-bright salmon home.” ~ ~ unattributed with lines from JB I On a ramble down lower Whatcom Creek, I’m showing a favorite place to a friend, and this sharing is a fine thing. … Continue reading

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Ways of Seeing

On the bus to downtown I find my seat, not too far back. An odd threesome sits up front in view of the bus driver—a man, woman, and child— and I assume they’re together. The man fiddles with some kind … Continue reading

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Elegy for an Ocean Planet

after Jay Griffiths and Trebbe Johnson in Orion Magazine Nov/Dec 2012 I’ve been down to the sea, have visited my ship’s weather decks at night to view wondrous, incomprehensible numbers of stars under black slice of ship. At night I’ve … Continue reading

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Notes on My Heart as an Exhibit

A variation on “Notes on My Heart as an Exhibit” is under consideration elsewhere. I hope to repost the poem at some point after it is published. Andrew Shattuck McBride PaPoWriMo ~ 2012 *Day 27 Poem* October 27, 2012

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To the Panhandler Working Downtown

Imagine my surprise when someone who should know told me you’re a cook in a prominent restaurant downtown. When I watched you walk in that restaurant with the other two I figured you were customers. To sit at the bar … Continue reading

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wishes

“something opens our wings. something makes boredom and hurt disappear.” ~ rumi boredom is something     sold us with so many products and services     and accessories boredom is something      self-inflicted its antidote is paying attention     attentiveness banishes boredom to exile and … Continue reading

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