Virginia B

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About Virginia B

I am a recently retired middle school teacher, living in beautiful southern Arizona. After over 30 years of teaching, it's now fun to grow and develop new hobbies, such as writing poetry. I also enjoy long walks, bird watching and rooting for my favorite football team.
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    Poems by Virginia B

  • Moment Of Gratitude (Pantoum)

    I like to write poetry, and I also like to meditate and see what thoughts occur to me while I'm in that relaxed state. One afternoon, I combined the process of writing a pantoum (a poem with a regular system of repeating verses) with my usual meditation routine. This poem is the result.

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    • Posted 4 weeks ago

    in Poems about Spirituality

    The pen beckons me to write
    What I have to say I don't know
    Until I pick up the pen and
    Listen to my heart

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  • Old Wounds

    • Published: June 19, 2024

    in Life Lesson Poems

    Do you feel in your heart an old wound?
    That just festers and causes you pain?
    Like a stone, it feels heavy and huge

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    Thanks for your kind words. They mean a lot to me!
    Best wishes,
    Virginia

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  • How To Write A Sonnet

    • Published: June 19, 2024

    in Sonnet Poems

    Let's write a sonnet showing how it's done
    We have our topic: that's a good first start
    If not, we'd have to search a while for one
    A subject that appeals to mind and heart

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    Thanks, Ann, for your kind comment. It means a lot as I continue my poetry journey.

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  • My Friend The Tree

    • Published: June 3, 2024

    in Earth Poems

    I sit beside my tall and leafy friend
    My back against his rough but sturdy trunk
    The forest peacefulness begins to wend
    Into my heart and sweeps away my funk

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind comment. I am new to sharing my poetry and really appreciate the encouragement!

    Warmly,
    Virginia

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  • 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words. They mean a lot to me!
Best wishes,
Virginia

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  • 3 weeks ago

Your poem is so beautifully written and contains such vivid images! It takes me right back to my childhood. I can almost feel the ice crystals hitting my face!

Best wishes,
Virginia

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  • 3 weeks ago

Hi Doug!
Wow! This is a wonderful poem! I love the metaphor and imagery you use. I have discovered that some of the emotional wounds that I should have dealt with years ago got pushed to the side as I was too busy with work and with "life" to deal with them. Now that I'm retired, it seems like a good time to work on my emotional wellness, as well as find new and fun things to do like reading and writing poetry. Thank you for composing such an excellent "blueprint" for self-reinvention. It's not only a pleasure to read but great guide!

Very best wishes,
Virginia

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  • 3 weeks ago

Ann,
I love all your poems, and this one really speaks to me. You use such vivid imagery and paint a wonderful picture of what the holiday is for some while reminding us that it isn't festive for everyone, or every year. For some folks, the holidays are reminders of loss, or the realization that their "special" day will never measure up to the ideal. It is comforting to know that others out there may feel the same way. Thank you for sharing your words, your wisdom, and your heart.

Best wishes,
Virginia

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  • 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Ann, for your kind comment. It means a lot as I continue my poetry journey.

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