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About versealive

Founder of the Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society, grandmother of five budding poets, and married to Richard who writes poems for birthday parties.

April 27, 2013

April, National Poetry Month, is drawing to a close but doesn’t want to. Poetry events continue to multiply. Last week the Louise Bogan Poets presented a marvelous diverse group of readers to share their favorite poems. The crowd was upbeat … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month

It’s April 17, 2013 and the sun is shining, the buds are budding and all’s well with the world. This is National Poetry Month,  the perfect month to stop and read a poem to yourself or to any loved one … Continue reading

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Shopping in India

Too many to choose!

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A Keyhole To Incredible India

Adventures come in many colors and smells in India. Aromas of Masala tea, dirty cows, tumeric and cumin, fresh and not so fresh killed chickens and fish, dyed cloth, dung dust, burnt offerings, purple turbans,  charred wood, engine effluvia, and … Continue reading

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STORM

Finally a snow storm worthy of New England. And although it is categorized as more severe (lower barometric pressure, more snow, more wind) than the storm of ’78 there have been fewer disasters. We are blessed here in Massachusetts since … Continue reading

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January 30, 2013

Late though it is: HAPPY NEW YEAR! And a good one it will be. Compromise will rule the day! The first compromise will be with myself – I’ll set aside the repetitive chores that I must complete to keep my … Continue reading

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Candy and a poem will pop out of Verse-o-matic!

Calling all poets to submit poems for the Louise Bogan Poets’ Verse-o-matic. Your poems will be vended at the Lunenburg (MA) Public Library along with a sweet. E-mail your entries to meletarte@yahoo.com.  Send your best poems that will fit on … Continue reading

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Send a poem for the Verse-O-Matic!

Indian Summer is here in Lunenburg, MA in full force – a magnificent fall day worthy of poetic expression. Today I’m here to give the particulars on submitting a poem for our Verse-O-Matic vending machine. VERSE-O-MATIC POETRY CALL FOR ENTRY … Continue reading

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October 8, 2012

September disappeared in the atmosphere of weddings, funerals, visits with old friends from New Jersey and Florida and, of course, reading and writing poetry about women. My most recent star is Anne Hutchinson, a woman who dared to talk back … Continue reading

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August 27, 2012

This summer has been beyond compare. A memorable summer of heat and sunshine enough for swimming, bicycling and writing in the shade of  a maple tree. I swam with my grandchildren while on vacation in New Jersey and swam in … Continue reading

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