Form poems, Haiku, nature, Personal, Poetry, Tanka

Random act of poetry–on Aging

Did you know that practically every day of the year is a celebration of a cause, or society segment, or historical event, or something? Check out for lists of celebrations that range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Last Friday (October 1), for example, was International Day of Older Persons. Today (October 6) or… Continue reading Random act of poetry–on Aging

Form poems, Haiku, nature


fluffy, pale, shapeless with just a hint of young self cattails in old age © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) ************** Prompt - Inspiration This haiku was inspired by the photo taken on a walk in March 2015. ~*~*~*~*~ This April I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by posting some not-as-yet published poems from… Continue reading Cattails

People, Personal

The glitter of old age (NPM ’16 – Day 4)

The glitter of old age Alas my greying hair has its own highlights. Bags under eyes don’t appreciate sparkles on lashes attracting attention. Glitter in makeup enhances the sculptured neck chiselled chin, fresh strawberry lips. My wattles and pursed mouth prefer something less showy. I go for the glitter of old age— The luster of… Continue reading The glitter of old age (NPM ’16 – Day 4)

Poetry, Writing News

Borrowed Gardens – new poetry anthology

It's here at last--the project that's been in the works for over a year! And just in time for Christmas too. Borrowed Gardens Authors: Bertoia, Jeannine; Fisher, Tracie; McNulty, Del; Nesdoly, Violet Publisher: SparrowSong Press (printed by First Choice Books), December, 2014, Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 978-1-77084-501-5 About the Book (cover text) "A collection of… Continue reading Borrowed Gardens – new poetry anthology

Book Reviews, Non-fiction

Reimagine Your Retirement (review)

Reimagine Your Retirement: How to Live Life to Its Fullest and Leave a Lasting Legacy by Joyce y Li My rating: 5 of 5 stars How do you view your retirement? As a time of relaxation and indulgence? As a dreaded time of uselessness and idleness? Or as an opportunity to rediscover your passions and… Continue reading Reimagine Your Retirement (review)