CAROLYN'S COMPOSITIONS

April 6, 2010

A Non-Poet Celebrates National Poetry Month

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

A NON-POET CELEBRATES NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

If you have a hoe

You can scrape the snow

     In winter.

If you have a hoe

You can make a hole

     In summer.

     I’m sure when the Academy of American Poets initiated National Poetry Month in 1996, they didn’t picture a non-poet, such as I am, sitting and encouraging a (more…)

November 8, 2009

It’s Been an Animal Day

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MONTHLY PRIZE FOR COMMENTS

NEW CONTEST! A MONTHLY PRIZE!

 

     CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS is awarding a monthly prize to the reader making the most comments at www.carolyncholland.wordpress.com. To be eligible for the prize, comment on any post. The more comments you post, the greater chance you have of being the winner.

     The first prize, to be announced on December 3, 2009, will be awarded to the reader who made the most comments on during November.

     The winner will be notified by E-mail. In the event of a tie, a name will be drawn. Winners will be listed on this page. 

     Thank you for your loyalty to my writing site.      Carolyn C. Holland

 IT’S BEEN AN ANIMAL DAY

      It’s been an animal day.

      Black bear. Cat. Cat. Owl. Horse.

     While I groggily prepared my morning coffee, something caught my eye. I glanced out my window and was amazed to see a small black bear strolling through my driveway. I called my husband Monte, and we watched the bear lumber to the path leading to my daughter’s house.

     I grabbed the phone and called Sandy. She and her husband, Michael, watched the bear approach their yard, meander between her house and the neighbor’s house, return (more…)

June 30, 2009

Baseball, a strawberry festival, and a summer concert

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BASEBALL, A STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL,

AND A SUMMER CONCERT

Oh June, where did you go?

I don’t remember the days passing by…

When did they?

     Journaling: a writing genre that I am practicing a lot lately.  This is because life has overtaken me, and I am not producing much original work. Several pieces are in progress, but none is finished. Time is slipping under the door, disappearing before my eyes.

     Our very busy summer weekend began Thursday morning, June 25, when two United Way staff members visited the Holland’s home in Laurel Mountain Borough. It was wonderfully relaxing, sitting on our patio in the park-like setting, snacking on fruit and drinking coffee. It was an opportunity for my husband, Monte, and I, to learn (more…)

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