Congrats from Bridget

It’s graduation day here at Poem Elf! Our guest poster, Chicago writer and editor Bridget Gamble, chose Dean Young’s “Commencement” to celebrate.   Unlike Bridget, I am not a lover of graduation speeches, having sat through more than my fair share of follow-your-dreams and follow-this-bit-of-whimsical-advice exhortations.   But I do share her heartbreak for the millions of […]


So no more we’ll go a-suntanning

  So We’ll Go No More a Roving By Lord Byron (George Gordon)   So, we’ll go no more a roving So late into the night, Though the heart be still as loving, And the moon be still as bright.   For the sword outwears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And […]


Happy to be the biggest fool

  I was stepping out the door into a thunderstorm with a shoebox of poems when my husband asked where I was going.   “An errand for my blog,” I said.   He looked at the weather and looked at the poems bundled in a protective garbage bag and said, “Sometimes I think you’re a […]