A Book by the Brook – Cricket in the Thicket

Finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in everything.

— William Shakespeare

A Book by the Brook: Book Reviews at FriendlyFairyTales.com


If you like poetry about creepy-crawlies, then Cricket in the Thicket is for you!  Continue reading

Poetry Is… A Revelation



Words, like new snow, soften soil and make poetry of winter. Poetry is… so many things… collected here in this wonderful community poem thanks to many talented friends. I plan to “find” a new poem within this poem and post it for Valentine’s Day. You’re invited to write your own poem from these lines and leave a link on February 14. Continue reading

Keep it Short


“Bend like the grass
that you do not break.”
Kamala Markandaya

Blogging Tip: Keep posts short. Microfiction, micropoetry, quotes and tweets are popular for that very reason. They’re short. Break longer ideas into a series of shorter posts. Continue reading