Sunday, April 30, 2017

Day 30

Day 30-Color poem

Yellow is the sun
Like a downy new duckling
Like happiness personified 
As soul lightening as the Savior

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Day 29


The Utah Jazz lost the game last night/ Only one more game to go/We'd love to see them win the last/At least we pray that it's so/Go Jazz Go

Friday, April 28, 2017

Random Thoughts

Day 28-Random Thoughts

The community newspaper, the Magna Times

Sits near me as I contemplate its stories

One is extolling the virtues of small papers

Community newspapers are showing growth

While the larger dailies are in decline

Even Fox 13's Good Day Utah has a segment 

Devoted to stories from local newspapers 

I for one, do not want to see this stop

Stories of our neighbors are a window

Into everyday life all around us

Day 28

Day 28-Clerihew

We have a brother who's name is Jamie
The youngest leaf on our Family Tree
But when we were little, he was confused
So Gicki and de udder Gicki were what he used

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Day 27

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Take some time on this very special day

To find a favorite poem for a fun holiday

It may be one that makes you laugh or smile

Or even one that makes you think a while

It can be one you've written yourself

Or one you find upon a Library shelf

Just keep it with you throughout the day

Then share with those who come your way. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Day 26

Day 26-Senses Poem

Dark clouds overhead
Rain touching the ground
Patter of raindrops on my umbrella 
Wind blowing my hair
Moisture in the air
Love a good Spring rainstorm 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Day 25

Day 25-Acrostic Poem


Goodness for your heart

Romping in your house

Asking you millions of questions

Never afraid of a mouse

Doesn't hold back love

Couldn't if they tried

Heaven's gift from above

Inching up to my height

Loves to sit on laps

Dreams of what to be

Reaches arms up for hugs

Ever gives you kisses

Now and forever more

Monday, April 24, 2017

Day 24

Day 24-Nonet poem

As this Monday gets off to a start
I have to keep thinking of things
To write and excite myself
And others around me
So a Nonet comes 
Out of my mind
And my heart
And my

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Day 23

Day 23-Sonnet

Oh, how to write a sonnet
When thou art living right
''Tis good to have no ill regrets
Then thine outlook will be bright

Perchance thou wilt have sore trials
With lessons to be learned
Remember life is fragile
But blessings can be earned

Live each day to its fullest
Then thou wilt live it well
Thine heart shalt swell within thy breast
Of this I can foretell

Our goal is Celestial Glory
And thus ends thy life's story

Saturday, April 22, 2017


I was in a poem writing mood, so my notes are in poem form. Mostly Cinquain. 


Word from our God

Written for our eternity

Teach and learn as long as we live

God's Book

Ponder the Scriptures


Read them your life through

It will protect you


Our gift

From Heavenly Father

Our soul's guiding star 



Our Heavenly Father's Gift

The hope of Eternal lives

We can return

And live with Him



The scriptures well

Fill your bucket forever

You will be blessed eternally



Spirits touch us

Feel their testimony

No matter the language or tongue



Sabbath worship

Gods loving gift

Blessed by the Savior



Last Supper

Of our Lord

So we would remember


God's Love

Shown every day

Through what he has given

We can feel and see it always

Our lives



To learn of our God

To serve those who have gone before



A trial for some

It can be a blessing

The Gospel will take us through it



Life changing

Gotta fight it

You can do it




Take me where I need to go

I can serve anywhere and place


I hope these touch you lives. 

Day 22

Day 22-Cinquain poems

Love from the past
Forever in my heart
Not gone, long as I remember
Mind's eye

Next generation
Keeps us alive
We are never forgotten

Friday, April 21, 2017

Another pensee

Another Pensee Poem

Makes me feel whole
I can do it all day long
My soul is revealed through my song
I hope you feel it too

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Day 20

Day 20-Brevette poems


c o m e s



c r o w n i n g 



l i v i n g

d a i l y


m a k e s


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Day 19

Day 19- monorhyme 

Music of Poetry

Writing a poem is like writing a song

There are times it won't take so very long

Some you write to help others be strong

They can even be as pretty as a fawn

Or as simple as a lovely cradlesong 

And this will carry me all my lifelong. 

Day 19


It's so much fun to make things rhyme 

I like to do it all the time

I hope you don't think that's it's a crime

You won't even have to pay a dime!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

Day 17

Day 17-Personification Poem

I love our new refrigerator
He's tall, dark, handsome, and big
He'll freeze your food so cold
And make you dance a jig!

He's strong and full of life
He'll be forever ready 
To never give us strife
Maybe we'll name him Freddie!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Day 16

                Day 16-Rictameter                    

                      Life renewal
                  Forever renewing
       Just as planned in our creation
  The Plan our Heavenly Father gave us
        His children's glorious promise
                Our lives are eternal
                     We will return

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Day 15

Day 15-Quinzaine Poetry

I love Magna Library
I can work and read
Books are best

Friday, April 14, 2017


I wrote this one today. It took me a while. It's actually two triplets. 

We have birthdays in April

For that we are very grateful

And this is truly fateful

Before our kids got married

April just got buried

Now life is topsy-turvied!!

Day 14

Day 14-Triplet Poem

Spring has sprung it's true
The sky outside is blue
The grass is green and new

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Day 13

Day 13-Tan-Renga Poem

Being a grandparent 

Is a parent's reward for

Raising our children

Hugs, happiness, memories

All is sublimely Heaven

In this kind of poem, it's a combined effort with a partner. I wrote the first 3 lines and my husband, Peter, wrote the last two. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Day 12

This is fun!!

Day 12-Terse Verse

What do you call being short of breath?
Scant Pant

What do you call an overpriced musical instrument?
Guitar Afar

What do you call a fancy camera?
Photo Gizmo

What do you call a fabric obsession?
Quilt Guilt

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Day 11

Day 11-I Am poem

I am loyal and loving
I wonder if I can make a difference in the world
I hear the drums of change
I see love all around
I want for each person to feel loved
I am loyal and loving

I pretend I can do things better than I really can
I feel that I am a strong, vibrant woman
I touch the faces of all who are suffering
I worry it won't be enough
I am loyal and loving

I understand it won't change overnight 
I say I love each soul
I dream of all people feeling my love
I try to show my love each day
I hope to make a change
I am loyal and loving

Monday, April 10, 2017

Day 10

Day 10- Grammer Poem

Challenging and relaxing
Colors and fabrics to carefully choose from
Like and artist with a palette
If only I had more time to do it!

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Day 9

Day 9-Tanka Poem

A Grandson's blessing

What a wonderful event

To be a part of

Grandchildren are so precious

We hold them close and cuddle

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Day 8

Another one for today

Scriptures are poetic in so many ways

So it makes me marvel as I pray

For the inspired men who wrote them

To guide and direct us in the Latter-Days

If we will but read them and learn their worth

We'll be given guidance while in our youth

These words are so very important to all

 Remember to learn them while here on earth

Day 8

Day 8-Free Verse

Life is like a roller coaster

There are too many hills and valleys to count

But that's what make life and roller coasters fun!

How exciting would either be if they went nowhere?

Day 7

This is my tribute to Don Rickles who died yesterday at the age of 90. 

Day 7- Alliteration Poem

There never was a funnier man
Then the fabulous friendly Don Rickles
He could get a ferocious titter 
and his audience atwitter      
By kissing Ol' Blue Eyes for giggles.

He'll always be Mr. Potato Head to me
With his persnickety pretty partner Mrs P
Whenever they got in a pickle
He'd give us a tickle
With his perfectly placed repartee.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Day 6

Day 6- If I Were and If You Were Poems

If I were a photograph and you were a camera
I'd want you to develop my image so glamorous!

If you were a book to read and I was a Library
I'd find you on my shelves and not in a cemetery!

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Day 5

Day 5-who, what, where, when, why Poem


Gotta do it

Frying in the kitchen

Any time of day

Because it tastes so good!

I came up with another just now. 


Soul nourishing

In my life


Giving me hope and inspiration

Tuesday, April 04, 2017


Writing a Haiku
Means paying attention by
Counting syllables 

Monday, April 03, 2017

Day 3 Synonym or Antonym Poem

Day 3 Synonym or Antonym Poem


Lost inside, misunderstood, confusing

Family dynamics forever changing

Sunday, April 02, 2017


Doing Genealogy is so much fun
It's rewarding finding a long list son!

Saturday, April 01, 2017