summer flowers with dictionary, and wee, small haitus

I noticed this lovely little scene yesterday:

Garden Flowers with Enormous Dictionary That Should Have Come with an Altar Boy

Garden Flowers with Enormous Dictionary That Should Have Come with an Altar Boy

Sister gathered the flowers. And yes, the dictionary that’s been hanging around the house, wanting to be fed is my doing. I will tell you more about it someday.

I’ll be going on a Wee, Small hiatus for the next few weeks. There will be some family time, and some time of not-being-connected-to-the-Interwebs, and some time wholly devoted to reading and writing.

Before I go and in case you missed it, you simply must read Karen Skolfield’s poem “Epiphenomenon” at poets.org today (if you want to know what an epiphenomenon is, look here). At the risk of being soapboxy (technical term), I feel I must say: One thing scholars have learned is that we read differently online than we do on paper. They’ve found we tend to scan and skim, rather than actually read. They’ve found we don’t really like to scroll down much, and we read for about a screen’s worth and then we wander off (can’t you just hear our attention spans shrinking??). I beg you to SCROLL DOWN and read this ENTIRE POEM. Because it just keeps getting better and better as you go. Or scroll as the case may be.

And may your summer do the same, i.e., get better and better as you go. See you back here in a few weeks. Thanks for reading.

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