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Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day: Artistry of Feelings by Janean M. Baird & Lilie Allen

When I ran a writing prompt on the artistry of feelings, I received several fine poems in the comment section. The prompt? Our feelings are a tool for self-cultivation. What texture and color are your feelings? Interestingly, both women chose to respond in poetry. Janean Baird is my niece…the daughter of my brother Gary and […]

Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day:”Credo,” by Obi Nwakanma

In the spring of 2008 Nigerian poet Obi Nwakanma filled my Gathering Room with talk that made the world right for the hours he shared himself and conversation. In the days that followed our encounter, I stayed in my cave and read “The Horseman and Other Poems,” often calling friends to read sections of the […]

Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day:”Basho & the Crickets,” by Stephen Kuusisto

“Basho & the Crickets” is Riehlife’s poem of the day written by Stephen Kuusisto–Professor, Author, Speaker, Poet, Blogger, and Disability Advocate. With his guide dog Nira, he roams the world giving readings and workshops–when he’s not teaching at the Iowa Writing Workshop. Here’s how the poem and Stephen came in my life, and then bobbed […]

Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day: “Hide & Sex,” by Catherine Rankovic

I met Catherine Rankovic through a women’s poetry gathering known as “Loosely Identified,” or “Looslies,” or simply (in a hurry) “L.I.” She’s a bang-up poet, author, editor, teacher, and facilitator. Read more about Catherine’s career as a word woman after her witty, insightful poem, “Hide & Sex.” HIDE & SEX Let us play Hide & […]

Riehlife Poem of the Day: “Sure There Are Things to Worry About,” by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer is a word woman of the finest caliber. On Ryezome, a delicate on-line tracery of her poem-a-day practice, you’ll find accessible well-crafted poems that will make a difference in how you view your life. Susan Tweit introduces her as a favorite poet of real life. Of those who think of themselves as […]

Riehlife Poem-of-the-Day: Twitter Haiku by Susan J. Tweit

Susan Tweit posts a Haiku a Day on Twitter and Facebook. If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then what would you say of a Haiku a day? Make sure you see the Riehlife companion post Susan wrote on her haiku Twitter practice. Read more about Susan Tweit’s rich background and accomplishments below. […]

Riehlife Poem-of-the-day: “The Sparrow,” by Rhonda Esakov

Rhonda Esakov is a sister member of Story Circle Network. I met her when we both belonged to an SCN online support group. You can read her Story Circle Network reviews online. She’s kindly responded to my call for April poems. Here’s her introduction to “The Sparrow,” which she refers to as “my little novice […]

Riehlife Poem-of-the-day: “Enlightenment is a Bitch,” by Dane Cervine

Enlightenment is a Bitch by Dane Cervine published in The Sun Magazine, March 2010 At first it isn’t so bad — a taste of ecstasy, the world covered in honey. Even snails scrawl the names of buddhas with their silvery trails. But then, too much. Pears become unbearable, wet white flesh so tender one could […]

Twitter Haiku by Susan Tweit–coming soon to Riehlife

Susan Tweit will be with us in the Riehlife poem of the day series this Monday, April 5th. She was kind enough to announce the poem of the day series on her blog Walking Nature Home: Now, some news: It’s National Poetry Month, and author and blogger Janet Riehl of the village wisdom magazine Riehlife, […]

Riehlife Poem of the Day: “Late Self-Portrait by Rembrandt,” by Jane Hirschfield

Late Self-Portrait by Rembrandt by Jane Hirschfield from After The dog, dead for years, keeps coming back in the dream. We look at each other there with the old joy. It was always her gift to bring me into the present— Which sleeps, changes, awakens, dresses, leaves. Happiness and unhappiness differ as a bucket hammered […]