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My five latest posts are at the end of this newsletter, latest first.

I have for you an early taste of Christmas this week, even though it is a mixture of disappointment and determination. Hope you enjoy Rumpelstiltskin and that your winter holidays, whatever and where ever they may be, are merry.




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The links below will take you to the five most recent posts.

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Evergreen wreath with a red bow hung inside on a wooden front door. Copyright Andrea LeDew.
A poem invoking the fairy tale character of Rumpelstiltskin to describe the modern Christmas season and analyze what, if anything, has been lost.

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Who Owns My Vote?

A none too flattering close up selfie of me in my Bitter Southerner Cast More Votes Tshirt from 2020. Copyright Andrea LeDew.
This Election Day 2022 poem attempts to determine ownership of a very valuable commodity: a person's vote.

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Haint Blue

An old-fashioned leather side-button baby shoe and two candlestands with handholds on a mantelpiece. Copyright Andrea LeDew.
This poem mixes the images of a mysteriously opening door and a found baby shoe to produce a Halloween romance.

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The Swindler

The Swindler
A would-be sea shanty set in seafaring times, about a timeless pursuit--that of a swindler--and the swindler's inevitable come-uppance.

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Tilted Art Deco style facade of Regal movie theater in Jacksonville FL. Copyright Andrea LeDew,
This poem sets forth the dismay of a poet who writes in rhyme, in an age when few appreciate it.

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