Author Archives: janemwoodman

About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.

Me, too.

“Me, too” helps perhaps, though not a lot Since those who need to know most still won’t care That we can’t live life really anywhere Without attacks from testosterone-drugged snots. It’s not OUR problem-or at least it ought Not be … Continue reading

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Thank You Note

This also is a gift: quiet hours under a silver sky with scents of wet soil a touch of cold to come air tasting of leaf fall scratching of birds on seed heads Autumn lies visible before me her wet … Continue reading

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Marriage Poem (for the third decade)

Those times the tide, swelled by both moon and rain, Tossed all aside and lifted us yet more, All swells and falls across so many years, Though gentle laps or crashing, love the shore. At ebb sometimes slow-moving still reveals, … Continue reading

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Tanka for Papabear

asparagus crowns persist in cold October sending Light their Love- I’d be as faithful as they were my heart as big as yours

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Pleading with Shakespeare (sonnet)

These goddam sonnets have me by the throat! Regardless of what lines I try to write, The words come out in staid, archaic iamb- I might as well succumb-I’ve lost this fight. I’d love to write some deep, obtusely fraught … Continue reading

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Faithlessness and Faith (sonnet)

All Life’s persistence startles you, I know, Yet here you are, persistently alive, Sustained by Love, each year your mind is new Though cherished memories of Love survive. As seeds throw forward Life indifferent to All thought of progeny’s ingratitude, … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Sonnet

How dare you say it’s not the time and place, You one-eyed witch, so smug and such a liar? A line like that’s enough now to inspire Much more than just a pie thrown in your face! How many have … Continue reading

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