the Thrill that comes Once in a Lifetime

My name is Matthew and we are in this together.

Aug 27

Brothers


Luke and Abel are brothers, aged 20 months & 1 month respectively.  Their interests include goldfish crackers and the muppet stylings of Sesame Street’s Grover.  They are fortunate enough to live on a Lake and to have grandparents who request that strangers in parking lots type poems for them.


Aug 20

The Entemologist’s Birthday


Chuck has made the peculiar life choice of studying ticks & mosquitos professionally.  Against those odds he has also maintained the affections of a family of humans that saw fit to mark the occasion of his 69th birthday with a poem.  


Aug 17

chrisdaps:

I’m still really upset and angry. He did it once, the camera happened to be on him, he did it once and I think it’s the funniest joke that’s ever been on our show. - Michael Schur (x)

Love this.

(Source: chrisprattings, via wilwheaton)


Aug 13

A Sunny Day with Cats


Donna requested a happy poem about a sunny day before hurriedly adding cats to the mix. We don’t get to pick what delights us, but we can have people write about it.


Aug 6

Chickens


Cynthia is one of the organizers at POP-UP Sunday. She keeps a flock of chickens in her backyard and was quite insistent that they were the most ruthless predators in the food chain.


Jul 30

Birthday Poem for Willow


Willow is a young lady who likes ice cream & playing board games. She is one of four sisters, and is, I can only assume, the fastest member of her swim team. Here is a poem to commemorate her 10th birthday. 


Jul 26

POP-UP Sunday

FORGIVE ME!  I have been on vacation and isolated in one of the ferny, remote corners of New York state and have thus failed to notify you that I will be typing poems at an event this very weekend.  

Please consider acting upon this incredibly late notice and coming to see me, along with many fine vendors of vintage and handmade goods, at the July 27th POP-UP Sunday.  I will be there from noon to 5:00 PM.

POP-UP Sunday is an outdoor market at Ornamentea in downtown Raleigh.  There will be beer and food trucks to compliment your very own commissioned poetry!


The Weather Hen


Here’s a poem commissioned at June’s pop-up market at Sola Coffee Cafe. It’s for a mother whose frequently texted weather updates have earned her the nickname “Weather Hen” among her adult children. 


Apr 6
millionsmillions:

With the NCAA’s March Madness tournament winding down, and with The Morning News’s Tournament of Books drawn to a close, you can still indulge your bracketological yearnings by participating in Powell’s Books’s Poetry Madness or by checking out NPR’s Ides of March Madness.

There are some tough match-ups here!

millionsmillions:

With the NCAA’s March Madness tournament winding down, and with The Morning News’s Tournament of Books drawn to a close, you can still indulge your bracketological yearnings by participating in Powell’s Books’s Poetry Madness or by checking out NPR’s Ides of March Madness.

There are some tough match-ups here!


Mar 21
typewriter-workshop:

Ah! Spring!
Hermes Baby 1946 (by shordzi)

typewriter-workshop:

Ah! Spring!

Hermes Baby 1946 (by shordzi)


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