"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2017 poems, paintings, new art & photography--a diary, a discipline, a delight. Read over my shoulder as I post my unedited poetry ---you can see it in the raw or get my first book and see how the work evolves with new books rolling out next year.

Polly Alice

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Rules in Fairy Tales

Number one, always give food to a hungry beggar women who asks of you.
Number two, always let your greedy older siblings take the best stuff.
Number three, listen to animals that tell you to do things.
Number four, bet all you have on the impossible.
Number five, don't correct people who misunderstand who you are.
Number six, stop to cry.
Number seven, follow directions to the letter.
Number eight, follow directions to the letter.
Number nine, being eaten isn't the end.
Number ten, your presence changes the kingdom.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Today is Quesday... the weekend will never come

Today is Quesday
which rhymes with Tuesday.
You've never heard it before?
Tea Party, 1995
It cuts in behind Friday,
tickles Saturday
makes every hour a chore.
Then side-long steps your
muddy shoes on the rug
and quietly slips out the
door. . .

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I just completed my
Masters of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults
We had a hot party on the hottest day of the year--with Awards for those who dressed as their favorite
children’s book character!

Thanks to Lisa C. who helped with the party and dressed up as a book instead of a character. She won a signed copy of  a Mo Willems book.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Interview at The Deep Old Desk

The Deep Old Desk published an interview I did this September. I hope you enjoy reading it. It's a rare joy to have friends who are also artists and writers.