My Yaya Room

by Stacy Barton on October 31, 2014


This is my Yaya room…created for my girl-grandbaby coming in two weeks or so…also in anticipation of others yet to come…my new role rising ever before me…mamma, to observer, to friend, to Yaya…each movement of relationship a gift…a moment of new breath…a hope, a treasure, a new endeavor.

i welcome each new chance to love and be loved. is there anything else?


“Hope” is the Thing With Feathers

by Stacy Barton on October 28, 2014

As Emily Dickinson wrote:

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -

That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops – at all -

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm -

I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
And on the strangest Sea -
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.


the making of Yaya

October 27, 2014

you know it takes almost 10 months to make a baby. and most of that time to prepare a mommy and a daddy. but i am here to tell you that even after four babies of my own, and four young adult launches into the great wide blue, it has taken me until 3 weeks before her […]

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Like Summer Grass — book launch finally!

October 13, 2014

so after launching our four kids this spring…i am finally going to “launch” my new chapbook of poetry that came out in june through finishing line press! we will gather at my dear friends Janice and Seth’s in winter park on friday october 24th at 7pm. if you want to know where…email me and i will give you […]

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Gargoyle Magazine…my poems soon!

October 8, 2014

Richard Peabody, the ever so gracious editor of the famed Gargoyle Magazine (good old literary journal in DC) has chosen three of the poems from my new book, Like Summer Grass, to appear in his upcoming journal. He usually publishes only once a year…this year twice. I am in issue #62….so stay tuned and I will announce its […]

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late summer

October 6, 2014

post season baseball hums on the tv before the sun goes down on a monday night. the doors and windows are open. a breeze blows in – cool enough, even by central florida standards. i stand in the kitchen and chop onions for the risotto. peel shrimp. slice and dice a salad. todd sits with […]

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Join Me!

October 5, 2014

Join me over at my website blog…! Go to my “musings” page for my crazy perspective on life, pics of my kids & family and the latest sneak peeks on my writing. don’t forget to comment on what you see or sign up for emails when i make new posts see you ’round.  

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leaving facebook

September 30, 2014

i know. everyone tries it. but i turned 50 last week, if you didn’t notice, and i need all the time i have. i need all the words i have. suddenly there is less room for “likes” and “comments.” i guess it’s time to write something longer than a FB post or a 140 character tweet. (although i […]

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NEW BOOK of poetry – Like Summer Grass

June 25, 2014

my latest book…a chapbook of mamma poems…is finally here! my first “book launch” and reading party was canceled due to rain – please stay tuned for news of its rescheduling! in the meantime please order your copy here!  

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been awhile

March 18, 2014

i suppose i deserve to have not a living soul left to read these posts. i sort of dropped off there for awhile. well i’m back…at least for today… here’s a poem from my new chapbook coming out in May. if you can manage to pre-order it before MARCH 28 it makes a HUGE difference […]

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