Browsing All posts tagged under »poetry«

Pineapple, poetry and Grampa’s Log

April 5, 2010


Think of this as a little spring concerto played on bongos accompanied by the first and perhaps the last of the Dutchmen’s breeches . . .   Part I, written on Sunday, in which Pineapple appears I’m invited out to dinner.  My contribution is in the oven, and a little glass of pineapple juice is at […]

April is the cruelest month – so full of hope

April 12, 2008


April, April.  One day the sun comes out, snowmelt braids paths to the Bay, and we tell each other the corner has turned.  We make a trip to Pine Hill Nursery for seedlings we’ll have to tend indoors for weeks.  We leave our coats in the car. The next night it sleets.  We curse the […]

Students and Community Elders connect during oral history project

February 2, 2008


The following is a slightly updated version of the story that appeared in last week’s Elk Rapids News. You’ll find lots more photos from the project on the Oral History Project Photo Page.  The folks in the “class photo” are (back row) Glenn Neumann, Angelina Ledezma, Ruth Klein, Betty Beeby, project director Terry Wooten, Marjorie […]

Oral History project in Elk Rapids Schools – Day One

January 22, 2008


A dozen students from Cherryland Middle School gathered after school on Monday to begin work on an oral history project directed by poet Terry Wooten and sponsored by the Elk Rapids Area Historical Society.  For the next week they’ll interview community elders on tape, transcribe the conversations, and learn to craft narrative poems from the material.  […]

Promise of spring – WHHS geranium sale

January 20, 2008


It’s ten degrees outside my front door this morning, but there’s also a promise that spring will come.  The Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society 2008 Geranium Order Form arrived, just in time to supply a little hope!  The order deadline is February 15 for plants that will be ready in May.  Go ahead – have a little faith in the face […]