Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Origami Heart
Crease folds, scrunch up
& wrinkle.  Blink its pulse:
wings of candor– Ceylon
cinnamon red, red, red.
Cinderella’s last waltz.

M.J. Iuppa

first published in Twenty20 Journal.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Little Green -- Joni Mitchell

Good News and Conversations

Good News!

Holy Cow! Press accepted my poem "Neutralities"  for inclusion in The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home, to be published in a paperback edition during October, 2013.

Thank you, Jim Perlman, Deborah Cooper, Mara Hart, Pamela Mittlefehldt, co-editors.


Last week I began a new residency at School 33.  A second grader asked me how old I was. This is the conversation:
"M.J., How old are you?"
 "120 years old."
 Really? you are 120?"
 " Yep.  How do I look?"
 "You look good, Like 36."
"I do! That's wonderful. 36, really."
"God must have blessed you with such a long life."
 " Why yes--yes he has."


Snowstorm on Friday, 2/8/2013, shutdown Rochester.
I stayed home and enjoyed the weather from the inside.  It was a quiet weekend.
Made a pot of  soul stirring soup.

Life is good.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

And it snowed and snowed and snowed . . .

Photo by K. Iuppa  After the Storm, 2013