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Poet of the Week: Robert Frost

As the idea for this Poetry Month blog series emerged, the first poet I knew I wanted to feature was Robert Frost. Frost is one of my favorite authors who has influenced my writing, reading, and home education teaching. For this post, I will focus on the reasons why I […]

Be Still: Because I Know

Some of my storms of life have ceased. Some of my storms come and go. Some catch me off guard. Some I feel prepared to navigate. Some I experience in my boat. Sometimes I find myself in someone else’s boat and wonder how and why I am meant to help. […]

You Come Too by Robert Frost

Five Stars You Come Too by Robert Frost is one of my favorite collections in my poetry library. I’m not sure when I bought it, but I think I’ve had it since high school. Apparently, that makes it a collector copy, although I have the paperback version of the hardcover. […]

Forgotten: Writing Lapse

The other day, my mom asked if she might use a poem I wrote for a devotional she presented when she started as a trustee for our alma mater. I said, of course. After all, I had written it at her request. But, the title she mentioned, which did sound […]

Living in Color

When I was in third grade, I wrote my first poem–a haiku about the color yellow. I’m certain I did not choose the theme color of my poem because yellow has never been my favorite color. I remember struggling with yellow things I liked and words that fit the 5-7-5 […]

What Kind of Writer Am I?

When my youngest son told me that his final assignment for his college writing class was to write a response to the question, “What kind of writer am I?,” my heart soared. I wanted to write that response. Not for him. But, for myself. I’m not sure if every writer […]

Where Dreams Abide

Penny J. Johnson’s third collection of poetry invites readers into virtual rooms echoing with voices that developed the author’s past, consume the present, and anticipate the future. These reflections ignite poetic interest and inspire joy through sorrow. Welcome to a reading tour of family stories, kitchen conversations, camping adventures, care-giving […]