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Poems and Sketches


One of the things I have enjoyed about WordPress blogging has been meeting new people with varied interests. One person in particular is Tom Simard, a writer of poetry and prose. A recent post of mine titled “Old Sketchbooks From ‘The Turn Of The Century'” prompted an experiment for us.

He will write poems for some of my sketches, and I will draw sketches for some of his poems. This is all to be done at a leisurely pace since demands and deadlines tend to put a damper on creativity. Find the results of our experiment at Tom Simard: Poetry and Prose.


His Jimmy Nardello’s Peppers


Yes, they looked wickedly hot. Bright red with occasional evil-looking contortions, hanging abundantly through the first frost. These sweet peppers brightened hearty winter dishes and melded with okra in a chicken gumbo that could bring tears to your eyes, not from the heat, but from the deep-down goodness.

Like the tablecloth she had used for the last fifty years


She bought two pots of mums each fall. Sometimes they survived. Sometimes they didn’t. It was just one of those things that she thought a person was supposed to do, at least if that person could afford them. She couldn’t, but it did give the grand appearance that she could.