Jan 8, 2012

A Crossover from my Poetry Blog-A Blogging Ressurection

I posted this in my poetry blog Confessions of a Laundry Goddess. I thought some of you who don't follow my poetry blog might be interested in finding out a little more about me through my poetry.

Kellie Elmore at Magic in the Backyard has introduced a fun project. It is to dig up seven posts from your archive and gather them in one post. It was also suggested you might like to share some insight on each piece with your readers.

So with a deep breath...Here are my seven.

Your first post: I had decided to jump in the blogging waters back in 2007.  I hadn't started writing poetry at that time so it was more like a diary entry about a cruise I had just taken. Having so much fun came at a price. I came back coughing and sneezing. Appropriately I titled the entry Party Effects. Hope you have a fun reading it, and by all means don't catch a cold!

A post you enjoyed writing the most: This entry was one of my early poems. I had met an online friend and was chatting with her. Unfortunately I had drank a little too much wine. It had loosened my tongue and I was talking way too much. This poem I titled Wine Secrets is a mixture of confession and Dr. Seuss. Hope it brings a smile.

A poem that had a great discussion: I have written several that have received a fair amount of commentary, but the one that is closest to my heart and had the most touching responses is Mama I Miss You. My mother died in 2007 and suffered from Alzheimer's. It is such a tragic disease. I wrote the poem from my last visit with her before her death. The photograph was also the last one ever taken of my mother.

A post on someone else's blog that you wish you had written: I love Mama Zen's poetry blog another damn poetry blog. Each one of her writings is a treasure. I really can't pick a favorite. Take some time to read her work. I think you will be impressed and fall in love with her just as I have.

A post with a title that you are proud of: That would be my poem Our Side of Heaven. It just feels good to write about love and the precious bond it brings.

A post that you wish more people had read: My poem Tiny House. It is just because it means so much to me. The little house I was raised in was sold last spring. My parents owned it for 58 years. So much of my life goes back to that place in the country.

©Susie Clevenger 2012
Photograph: Favim
Here's the link to Kellie's project suggestion:
A Blog Post Resurrection Party


  1. You should Ben...let me know if you do

  2. thanks for this! I am glad I had the time to go to all the posts here, and glad to get to know you through your writing.

  3. Thank you so much Wander for taking the time to read them