{ Seasonal Me }

After a sun-robbed

Bone-bitten

Blanket-wrapped

Winter —

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I’m always ready for an Early Spring.

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I’m an April snow-be-gone

Window-hoisting

Clutter-banishing gal

But wait – did someone say “Garage Sale?”

Drinking vernal sun

Through white Nordic skin

I’m an impatient trail-trekker

Lake-walker

Eager for

Jean-jacketed

Picnics-at-parks.

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I’m a teacher-on-summer-recess

Swimming-lesson-spectator-mom

An eye-on-the-sky weather-watching

Clothesline-addicted

August-birthday-babe.

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School? Already?

Pondering plans

While I’m apple-picking

Pickle-packing

Toes-in-dirt

Garden-gathering until

First frosty flakes.

Goodnight, garden.

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I’m a dark morning errand runner

Defying slick roads

Stocking up for the Big Snow

I can hibernate awhile

With coffee

Cream

Eggs

Milk

Bread

Cream

And coffee.

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Swadddled in a snow blanket—

Waiting for Christmas,

Birthdays,

And Valentine chocolates to

Usher me to the edge of winter

Where I stand

Toes on edge

Ready to jump

Into an early Spring…

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(I had the idea to write this as I labored with dirt-encrusted toes in a 90 degree garden yesterday.  In retrospect, the scene was so unlike who I am in the winter. If you ever write a seasonal look at yourself — please let me know.  I’d like to read it! )

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Photo credits:
Winter Cabin:  Jonathan Mast
Pool: Jay Wennington
Apple tree:Kelly Sikkema
Coffee: Nathan Dumlao
Frostbitten Garden: Nick Cooper
Lady on cliff: Samuel Scrimshaw
Early Spring? Photo from Groundhog Day movie

{ My Bio }

I am collecting information on how to write a creative, professional bio.

I thought I’d start by writing my own…

Lisa Luciano is a wife, mother of eleven and licensed educator.

Besides the obvious, she has spent the last 30 years learning how to cook, craft, and juggle words with her ears.

Her first journal was a five-year diary.  Here she chronicled her numerous daily snacks and boy crushes.

Though she still snacks often, Lisa now prefers penning witty poems and thoughtful devotionals.

Lisa says, “I became inspired to write poetry when a family friend invited me to collaborate on a book of limericks. It didn’t get published, but the process was exciting.”

Lisa’s talented younger sister, Sara Matson, has also inspired her to pursue freelance writing.

“Sara and I work as unofficial members of the apostrophe police.  We snap photos of misplaced apostrophes and send them to each other.”

A graduate of Wheaton College, Lisa holds a B.A. in elementary education.  This has taken her to an Asian refugee camp, the St. Paul Public Schools, and back home again. As a homeschool educator, she is finally learning world history and can locate Qatar on a map.  She enjoys creating her own unit studies, spelling lists and worksheets.

Among other things, Lisa writes blog posts, rewrites articles, and adapts stories for young readers.

“A writer is just someone who writes.  I am learning what I can do. I may never master certain types of writing, but I just want to enjoy writing and keep learning.”