Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What Quote From Literature Inspires You?

A writing friend of mine sent this list of breathtaking quotes from literature...prompting the mutually shared thought, "Dear God, I wish I could write like that."  (Sigh.)  I thought I would share it, in case there was an author or a quote unfamiliar to you, dear reader.  I discovered new gems in the mix along with beloved treasures.  I've already found one new author that is a must read.  (Hint: number 23.)  Enjoy!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Quail Bell Magazine Strikes Again

Yes, folks, the bell tolls for the third time.  I've got another poem up over at Quail Bell Magazine.  Enjoy!

Thank you, QBM!  Much appreciated!  What a week it has been!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Little Poet Trivia

Did you happen to read the Indianapolis Star online today?  Did you catch Tim Evan's article about all things "official" in Indiana?

Did you take the quiz at the end?  It just so happens that the last question includes a reference to this Indiana poet.  Even though I am NOT the correct answer at this time, perhaps someday, I could be?  What a nice surprise!  How fun is that? 

Thank you to Tim Evans and to the Indianapolis Star for including me in their quiz!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Poems Written with the Outdoors in Mind

Hello to you on this chilliest of chilly days in Indiana. As I write this, the outside thermometer hovers just above 2 degrees.  Brrr!  It is definitely a long underwear, wool socks and sweater kind of day. 

I have good news to share.  Quail Bell Magazine has published two of my poems.  Check them out!  They were written with warmer climes in mind.  I hope you enjoy them!

Apple Blossoms

Last Picnic

Thank you to Quail Bell Magazine for featuring my work.  They have also accepted a third poem which will be featured at a later date.  So stay tuned...

Monday, January 5, 2015

January Haiku

Snow fall at daybreak
on my porch a bluebird rests
watching the pear tree.

Frost on the window
the North wind etches around
his fingerprint smile.

Lights on at sunset
the piano players share
the keyboard, take turns.

-all haiku written by Stacy Post

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 in Books

According to Goodreads, I read 43 books in 2014.  Not too shabby.  This is the first year I kept track of books that I abandoned as well and that number was 9. 

Favorites?  It's hard to pick just one, but these resonated with me and still linger.

Jim Henson: the Biography by Brian Jay Jones
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
The Night Garden by Lisa Van Allen
Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire

A couple of surprises from this year's list:  I didn't read anything by Stephen King.  Completely unintentional!  The number of poetry books was lower than normal too.  Not sure why.  I consumed a fair amount of non-fiction with a healthy dose of plays.  Interesting to see!

Goals for 2015?  I always strive for a book a week.  I think I'll continue with that goal in mind.  How about you?  Any reading goals in your future?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Holidays

Here's one of my favorite ornaments from my Christmas tree.  I'm a sucker for the movie, It's a Wonderful Life, and watch it each year.  It gets me every single time.

May your days of December be what you need, whether that be full of the holly jolly or perhaps a quiet warm cup of cocoa by the fireplace.  (Or both!)  Thanks for stopping by in 2014.  I am most humbled and grateful.