My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.


10 Under $20: Holiday Gift Suggestion List 2015 :-)

A holiday poem AND my 2015 gift suggestion list! 🙂

How the time is flying…

Happy Shopping and Holidays 🙂


first of
brought thoughts
of Christmas magic.
The Day, so soon to arrive.
Our expectations ran high.
Through snow days and blizzards.
Making a list and checking it twice.
Santa’s letter printed and ready to mail.
Christmas baking: heady, wonderful aromas.
Pageants at school, with costumes of many colors.
The tall lush evergreen, centerpiece of the season.
We decorated so carefully; each bough lovingly adorned.
With some old, some new, every one used and none forgotten.
The long days of dark December. Finally, homework complete.
Sitting in the darkened living room; time alone to drift away.
Marvelling at the masterpiece of lights and shining ornaments.
Gazing far beyond to the bliss to follow. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
Christmas eve: midnight mass and carolling.Treats aplenty!
Then the long awaited, special treasures.
The secrets of shining boxes and ribbons.
Finally revealed and always worth the wait.
Off to sleep…

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Book Review: A Body at Bunco (Myrtle Clover cozy mystery series)


This story was a real treat and also brought some happy memories to mind for me.

Many years ago, my dear mom hosted bunco parties. I can still remember sneaking out of bed to see what was going on, with all these ladies moving around our living room; laughing, eating and throwing dice! 😉

If you like cozy mysteries with memorable main characters and lots of twists and turns, check out my latest review.

Happy Reading and Week!


Another Movie Night Suggestion! :-)

If you are in need of some big-time laughs, check out my latest movie review.

Nuns on the Run, is a VERY funny, British comedy classic.

Have a fun and productive week! 🙂


Nuns on the Run

A few months ago, I posted about one of my fav movies (Matinee) and a brand of organic popcorn I like, you can read that post here.

Thought it would be fun to share another comedy fav movie with you today, this one starring a couple of very talented Brits, Robbie Coltrane and Eric Idle.

Nuns on the Run:

is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen and it’s one that I’ve watched many, many times too. It’s that kind of movie. And for me, it’s been just as funny on the re-viewing as it was the first time, even though I already know what’s going to happen next. 😉

Brian (Eric Idle) and Charlie (Robbie Coltrane) are small-time criminals who are fed up with their lives of crime and are now on the run from not only their gangster boss but also the police and the…

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Product Review: My Seven Year Pen (It’s Still Going Strong!!) ;-)


I first reviewed the Seven Year Pen (click to read review) back in 2011, over at my review blog: My Real Life Reviews.

it then and almost 4 years later, I still do. 😉

I have 3 of these pens now and have given some for gifts too. My first one is still going strong and I use it on a regular basis.

Another thing I like about these pens (as one person also commented about in the original review) being a “south-paw” it’s hard to find pens that have fast drying ink that doesn’t smear, when writing with your left hand. These pens are great in this respect as well.

Apparently, over 100 MILLION pens end up in landfills each year!!! 😦

That’s a staggering number and such a waste. The Seven Year Pen is definitely a “green-step” in the right direction. 🙂

If you haven’t tried one yet, you can purchase them here (prices vary at Amazon, $5-9… depending on the style/color you choose).

They are also available at Chapters/Indigo stores, in Canada and at the Seltzer company website.  

If you have tried one of these pens, do share your experience! 



Movie Review: Matinee


matinee movie

If you enjoy humorous movies that showcase the 60’s (like I do!) you’ll want to check out my new review of:

Matinee, starring John Goodman.

I loved everything about this film. LOL funny from start to finish.

You can read my full review here.

Have you seen any really funny movies lately? Do share if you have. 😉

Can never have enough laughs, can we?

Have a great weekend!

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A CD That ALWAYS Makes Me…. :-)

louis armstrong

You can read why I ♥ this CD by Louis Armstrong so much here.

It really is a wonderful CD, for so many reasons.

And I wasn’t even a Louis Armstrong fan before this! 😉

Happy Listening (preview songs at Amazon via this review too) 

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5 Recent Book Reviews (4 Good, 1 Stinker) ;-)

recent book reviews march 18

I just posted 5 new book reviews at My Real Life Reviews.

These are also posted at (in abbreviated version, with their rating system).

One is a STINKER. 😦

 The other 4 are all good. 🙂

 Stop by at: My Real Life Reviews to read all these reviews.

And if you do enjoy any of my reviews, helpful votes at Amazon (see my Amazon reviewer profile page) are most appreciated. I’m still moving up the reviewer ratings  list there and the more helpful votes, the better.  Thank you!

Happy Reading! 🙂