Category Archives: Poetry

My poem

Ella Mahler In my own thriving in the eighth decade I am doing it. It is okay. If can make it It is okay. I can get up at four (as Sylvia Plath did) and write. If I can just … Continue reading

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Our book is here!

70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade by Jane Giddan & Ellen Cole—Available now! We are proud to announce the arrival of our book, 70Candles! Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade. It’s offered by Taos Institute Publishing and is available … Continue reading

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Let the Clock Run Wild

Judy, Age 74 Judy Scher and Julie Coburn compiled and edited a book entitled LET THE CLOCK RUN WILD: Wit and Wisdom from Boomers and Bobbysoxers. Released this May 2014. Here is the opening to a story as well as … Continue reading

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Then and now

Hideko, I will be 70 this New Year’s Day I miss the girl I used to be so many years ago With three inch heels and slim of build And heart with laughter filled. I love the woman I am … Continue reading

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We move on…

Loss By Jerry, Age 79 What pill exists to mask the pain we feel, No powder, salve, elixir Can soften the crush. No X-ray can reveal it. What remains both hurts and heals, An avalanche of memories Cascades and carries … Continue reading

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Then and Now

Written at age 18 as a college sophomore In 1928 (as Dora Sapp) I’d Like to Know By Dora V. Gordon I often wonder what I’ll be At the age of seventy Old and bent and doubled in two Knitting … Continue reading

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Remembering

My Meandering Mississippi By Jerry Harris The meandering Mississippi of my mind, Flows southward, carrying with it, A name of the person My wife lunched with yesterday. A small matter, to be sure. My family keeps track of such things, … Continue reading

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At Seventy

At Seventy At seventy backs ache, knees creak, minds wander and smiles broaden. Parts that used to take care of themselves need tending. And even though we don’t want to believe it, We are much further from the beginning than … Continue reading

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