New WordPress Theme

Hello Friends,

It was time for a change so I’ve updated my WordPress theme! It’s a work in progress and I still have some kinks to work out, so please let me know if you see anything out of place. You’ll have to “visit” my blog to see the new look.

I chose the Libretto theme and went for a softer visual look. I’m also playing around with the new block editor – what a pain in the tush!

On the publishing front, I’m working on a second book of poetry! It has a darker edge than my first book. Currently, I’m thinking the title will be, Reflections from the Darkness. More to come as I may test some of my ideas here for your review and input.

Yours under the stars, ~ Sue

A Serious Case of “blah, blah, blah”


See that smile? That’s my “Goldilocks” smile, somewhere between, oh really? and whatever! I’m having a moment.

I have 57 poems in my  WordPress draft folder. Not one of them is fit for publication! And no amount of tweaking or sprinkling them with fairy dust seems to help!

If you know me, you know I suffer from “SOS” (shiny object syndrome). My mind is rarely at rest and although I find inspiration everywhere – literally in everything – it’s exhausting! Don’t get me wrong, I’m grateful, but I need a mindfulness intervention.


Deep sigh.

Or maybe a bourbon on the rocks!

I think I’m gonna take some time off from my blog and focus on other shiny objects, like spending some time outside in the sun. Everything seems to glitter in the summer sun (see that right there? That would be a good opening line for a poem!)

I’ll be back after a bit. I’m gonna go sit out in the summer sun and see what glitters.
Hugs ~ Sue

A to Z Encore and NaPoWrimo Rap

AtoZ finale FINAL

WooHoo! Another Blogging from A to Z in the history books along with my first attempt at posting a poem every day for NaPoWriMo. As the Playful Poet, I attempted to match two contradictory words, using alliteration, and then craft a poem to express how such a paradoxical pairing might play out in the real world.  It required my left and right brain to play nicely together and I truly enjoyed the challenge! I hope y’all did too.

In the A to Z category, Obliviously Obtuse: a blissful state of mindlessness,” received the most likes. As for my Sunday NaPoWriMo poems, Raven’s Lore was a fan favorite.

A big “Thank You” to those who stopped by and to the many new friends I made this year. I continue to be amazed by your creativity and talent. Y’all are inspiring!

And now for an encore performance with a little number I call …

~ Rapping Rhyme ~

One more trip around the blogs
a few more clicks to share my thoughts
thirty days from A to Z
let’s write a poem for all to see
let’s mix it up and make it tough
alliteration is not enough
a paradox should do the trick
throw NaPoWrimo in the mix
let’s tell stories and have some fun
thirty days this challenge’s done
until next year when we meet again
farewell dear writers, poets, and friends

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