Category Archives: Rita Yager

Free Verse by RM Yager

There will be Tears falling into my flour because you are not here this year to pour and mix, measure and stir all the treats we used to labor over every Christmas Eve   I will be in the kitchen alone … Continue reading

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Photography by RM Yager

In our waning days of summer, don’t miss the beauty outdoors. Poet RM Yager is inspired by gardening. She sends us this below:

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Free Verse by RM Yager

Taken Away Your gift arrived today. I, as a bedridden shut-in, was elated to have a huge glass globe on the far side of my picture window to gaze at, day or night. To my surprise, a monarch flew in … Continue reading

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Free Verse by RM Yager

Grampa’s Life of 86 Years   They called me from the Nursing Home to come and collect his belongings   So I went   Gathered up, a Red clock radio, orthopedic tennis shoes, several Readers Digests, wool socks, boxer shorts, … Continue reading

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Blog Special: Keep This in Mind

Sashiko The sharpest needle with the brightest thread thrust back and forth through the tattered holes of the uncertainty in our daily  lives will keep the fabric of our humanity woven together by RM Yager Reprinted from StepAway Magazine, 2020 … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 24, 2019

senryu Nonna’s temper rises kneading her words into the bread dough by Rita Yager (USA)

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Letting Go of Winter

Winter is still with some of us, and it was a particularly brutal one. The memories linger. Below is the last winter poem we will run until next December: Our canine engine appears erupting from a kennel in the wilderness … Continue reading

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Memories Linger of the Holidays

  The Dowager by Rita Yager   With insistence on formality at family gatherings let us remain civil even if it’s a lie smiling through gritted teeth until our faces hurt laugh while holding down the sour in our throats … Continue reading

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