another daydream

another daydream

Friday, September 23, 2022

"Let's Go Poetry" Art All Night, DC

 "Let's Go Poetry" is my event for Art All Night, H Street, DC, on the streetcar!  

September 24, 8:00-9:00 pm.

Have poems, will travel...

Friday, September 9, 2022

On Stage for the Next First Time

 The dancer that I am is finding her wings again...

                after pandemic interruptions...

                    after considering retirement from the stage...

My next first performance is with "The Power and the Voice of Women in Dance through the Millenia"
–– Saturday, September 10 at 7:00 pm in Rockville, Maryland. Here's a link with all the info for a great show:

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

"Roaming" in Innisfree Poetry Journal

I feel like a local now. The latest issue of a Washington, DC area based publication,  
Innisfree Poetry Journal, includes my work. Thanks goes to the editor, Greg McBride, 
for accepting "Roaming." Please enjoy roaming with me via the link:

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Pithy Poem

by soot of fury, 

ash of disaster,


half-truth hung 

out to dry like a hide 


of what we could 

or could not be,


crisis may morph

as chrysalis


Wednesday, July 13, 2022

One Poem at a Time: Zoom Reading

There are many ways to connect, to poetry and to each other. My month of July began with an in-person arts festival rich with conversations at the poetry table. Mid-month offers a virtual connect on July 16 with a line up of featured readers and guest readers, all Kelsay Books authors. As a guest reader, I will read one delightfully handpicked poem from Muse in a Suitcase. Check out the whole program, and adjust for your time zone (here listed as 2:00-3:30 MST). 

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Visitors Voice a Poem

Thanks to all who contributed to the arts festival community poem!

Art on Cullers Run 2022


Some of us in the car had doubt.

Look, Ma! A steel chicken!

Even our dog stares mesmerized.

We press on to more unknowns.

Winding country roads lead to artists

who answer questions.

I realized my work was going “dark”––

so I moved on to the next project.

When you think you’ve gone too far

and you’ve missed it, keep on going.

I painted my way out of darkness.

Traveling with the long-skirted wind

that walks these hills.


Escape from solitude into community.

20 years in this place, don’t I know that face?

Even narrow roads widen horizons.

The view makes the coffee taste better.

On the hottest days, the art is cool.

Tranquility in bird songs, simple words,

lasting friendships. The light show

of fireflies luminous. Newlyweds

on a minimoon. Beautiful art

feeds the soul wherever we go.

Everyone here is on the same page.

The web of life, continually rewoven.



~ voices of poetry table visitors, arranged by Charise Hoge


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Erase and Change




No Country for Old Men Young Women



Monday, June 20, 2022

"& Poetry"

I will be hosting and manning, or womaning, a poetry tent at Art on Cullers Run again this year. A true community event, all are welcome to contribute to a collaborative poem at my table. Afterward, this will be arranged and composed according to its own poetic music and imagery. My job is simply to craft the excellent material into a full piece. The resulting poem becomes the voice of the two day festival.

To be "& Poetry" is an honor amongst these fine artists. For 2022, I'm bringing individual poems to peruse and purchase (signed and stamped) as well as the books Striking Light from Ashes and Muse in a Suitcase. See you there...or see you back at the blog with a brand new community poem.

Warm wishes,