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Poem of the Week: Flossie at School by Alden Nolan via Poetry Mistress Alison McGhee

Flossie at School
     – Alden Nowlan

Five laths in a cotton dress
was christened Flossie
and learned how to cry,
her eyes like wet daisies
behind thick glasses.

She was six grades ahead of me
and wore bangs; the big boys
called her “The Martian,”
they snowballed her home,
splashed her with their bicycles,
left horse dung in her coat pockets.

She jerked when anyone spoke to her,
and when I was ten
I caught up with her one day
on the way home from school,
and said, Flossie I really like you
but don’t let the other kids know I told you,
they’d pick on me, but I do like you,
I really do, but don’t tell anybody.
And afterwards I was ashamed
for crying when she cried.


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Venice – Laundry – photo by Dave Vanderkop

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May 17, 2013 · 7:20 pm

Paris, France – Late Lunch

Paris France
Photograph by Dave Vanderkop

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Blue Boat – Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre blue boat

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Cinque Terre, Italy – A little shelter from a storm

This is the view from the balcony in Vernassa,  Cinque Terre, Italy. The little restaurant below is called Ristorante Gambero Rosso  which you can see if you really squint your eyes and focus carefully on the awning. It serves amazing stuffed mussels and delicious local wine. We stood under their awning watching the craziest thunder and lightning storm until we decided to go in and enjoy their hospitality.They even helped us find a room on a dark and rainy Sunday night.893571_10151277977427470_263325970_o

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Photograph by Dave Vanderkop

Beautiful and Sweet

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February 7, 2013 · 5:21 pm

View of Indian Arm on a Cloudy Day



December 15, 2012 · 4:55 pm