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I am a New Englander through and through, having lived around Boston as a child, later moving to Connecticut, where I lived until I married. After my husband Douglas returned from Korea, we moved to Troy, NY, and, later, to Syracuse, NY. In 2001 we moved to Martha’s Vineyard, where we had had a summer place for many years

I attended Vassar College and when my children were small, I was graduated from Syracuse University.

Early on, I was Society and Woman’s Page Editor for the New Haven, CT, Journal-Courier and later worked for a public radio station and an advertising agency in Albany, NY, writing radio and television commercials. I also taught school in Marcellus, NY, for many years and received a Teacher of the Year Award. Since the death of my husband I have been living in Omaha, NE, near my daughter. I have one daughter, Jennifer Mattea, and two sons, Douglas, Jr., and Jonathan, and I have eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren,

While living on the Vineyard I was very active in the Pathways Project for the Arts and other writing groups and have published two poetry books, “A Jar of Summer” and “Sing Spring”. Forgotten But Not Gone, my first novel, was also recently published. All are on Amazon and other book outlets.



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Musing and whimsey by Barbara Peckham

Blog Posted:7/16/2021 7:35:00 PM

I just joined Poetry Soup and am enjoying it immensely. I am 92 and a couple of years ago had to move with my husband from Martha's Vineyard Island to Omaha, Nebraska, to be closer to my daughter and family. Sold our house, which I do miss, but I l ive in a vry nice senior independent living. My husband Doug died four months aftr we moved here. Although I miss my old life, I am very fortunate to be able to live here. I have two poetry books out, "A Jar of Summer", and "Sing Spring". Last September my first novel was published, Forgotten But Not Gone. I keep in touch with Vineyard friend throuogh Zoom meetings with a couple of writing groups.

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Date: 7/17/2021 6:35:00 AM
Warm welcome Barbara. Looking forward to reading your poems. At 92 many stop working and merely wait for death to come. You are an inspiration to me.
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Barbara Peckham
Date: 7/17/2021 7:37:00 AM
Thanks for the nice comment. I appreciate it.
Date: 7/16/2021 9:46:00 PM
A very warm welcome Barbara. I look forward to reading your work. Cheers - Gary
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Date: 7/17/2021 7:37:00 AM
You are very kind. Thank you for the warm welcome.
Date: 7/16/2021 9:28:00 PM
Welcome to Poetry Soup, Barbara. We are delighted to have you here and look forward to your valued contributions.
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Date: 7/17/2021 7:38:00 AM
I do appreciate your reading my work and taking the time to comment. Thank you.

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Musing and whimsey by Barbara Peckham
Date Posted: 7/16/2021 7:35:00 PM

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7/31/2021 Return to Peace Free verseconfusion,emotions,imagin
7/31/2021 Teardrops Free verseextended metaphor,flower,
7/31/2021 Summer 1937 Free versechildhood,emotions,feelin
7/31/2021 Terrorists Within Rhymeanger,community,hate,sorr
7/31/2021 The Hungry Sea Free verseextended metaphor,imagery
7/31/2021 Time Warp Free versefeelings,loss,memory,sorr
7/31/2021 The Waiting Room Free verseage,change,emotions,intro
7/31/2021 The Girls of Summer Free versehumor,imagery,youth,
7/31/2021 Winding Roads of Chilmark Free versecommunity,imagery,nature,
7/31/2021 Senior Residence Rhymeage,feelings,humor,intros
7/28/2021 Regret Free verseage,bereavement,family,so
7/28/2021 Solitude Free versehow i feel,peace,
7/28/2021 Upside Down Town Free versehumor,imagery,
7/28/2021 Wind Puppy Free versehumor,imagery,wind,
7/28/2021 Tantrum Free verseimagery,storm,weather,win
7/28/2021 Lost Muse Rhymehumor,muse,poetry,writing
7/28/2021 Insomniac Free versehumor,sleep,
7/28/2021 Evolution Free verseangst,care,emotions,feeli
7/28/2021 Dawn at Farm Pond Free verseemotions,imagery,nature,
7/28/2021 Blank Rhymehumor,poetry,writing,
7/26/2021 Home movies II Rhymefamily,humor,
7/26/2021 Home Movies Rhymefamily,humor,
7/26/2021 Empty Personificationgrief,house,imagery,imagi
7/26/2021 Childhood 1935-1945 Rhymechildhood,imagery,memory,
7/26/2021 Art Show Free verseart,fun,humor,
7/26/2021 A Cardboard Box Tumbles Personificationhouse,imagination,seasons
7/26/2021 Mystery Lady Rhymeage,humorous,
7/26/2021 Puzzle Rhymefun,
7/26/2021 Winter Dance Rhymefantasy,moon,stars,
7/26/2021 My Inner Indian Free versechildhood,growing up,intr
7/23/2021 Where Do I Live Free versefantasy,imagination,
7/23/2021 Tumbleweeds Free versepolitical,
7/23/2021 That Last Stretch of Road Rhymeage,anxiety,destiny,futur
7/23/2021 Rebirth Free versenature,ocean,seasons,
7/23/2021 Love in September Free verseappreciation,care,feeling
7/23/2021 For William Waterway Rhymeappreciation,character,en
7/23/2021 Home Free verseappreciation,home,tribute
7/23/2021 Hidden Free versechildhood,feelings,happin
7/23/2021 Chaos Free verseangst,corruption,emotions
7/23/2021 Abandoned Rhymeabsence,house,loneliness,
7/20/2021 Taste of Words Free verseimagination,muse,poetry,w
7/20/2021 A Little Philosophy Free verseage,death,future,introspe
7/17/2021 Watercolor Life Rhymeappreciation,beauty,imagi
7/17/2021 That Last Stretch of Road Rhymeage,change,future,life,ph
7/17/2021 Must We Forget Free versefeelings,humanity,politic
7/17/2021 Misty Lake Free verseallusion,imagery,imaginat
7/17/2021 Heritage Free verseappreciation,care,family,
7/16/2021 LETTER TO A SOLDIER - A Trilogy Balladabsence,america,death,emo
7/15/2021 This is Who I Am Biocharacter,life,me,
7/14/2021 A Jar of Summer Free versememory,nature,nostalgia,s
7/14/2021 My Heart is on an Island Rhymeappreciation,beach,change
7/14/2021 Later Rhymemuse,perspective,time,
7/14/2021 It's a Lifetime Away Free verseemotions,feelings,longing
7/14/2021 Dreams Free versedream,feelings,
7/14/2021 A Thread of Music Free verseemotions,memory,senses,
7/14/2021 A Loss of Dignity Free verseage,feelings,sad,
7/14/2021 A Country Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand Free verseanger,angst,corruption,hu
7/14/2021 Autumn Free verseautumn,emotions,happiness
7/14/2021 A Bird Sings in the Garden Free versenature,
7/13/2021 Pages of My Mind Free versehappiness,me,memory,
7/13/2021 March Storm Rhymestorm,weather,
7/13/2021 Hidden Free verseemotions,feelings,me,memo
7/13/2021 Fly-Away Thoughts Rhymefeelings,inspiration,muse
7/13/2021 Crab, Crab, Crab Free verseenvironment,fishing,natur
7/13/2021 Dawn Free versechild,day,summer,
7/13/2021 Ocean's Tale Free versecare,environment,imagery,
7/13/2021 A Lifeline of Love Free verseappreciation,emotions,gro
7/12/2021 Vineyard Twilight Free versecolor,eve,sky,
7/12/2021 Whispers Rhymememory,time,
7/11/2021 Popcorn Town Rhymehumor,summer,vacation,
7/11/2021 Appointments Rhymeage,humor,
7/11/2021 Diagnosis Free verseemotions,health,memory,sa
7/10/2021 Garden Surprise Rhymegarden,humor,
7/9/2021 Oldtown Free versechange,memory,
7/9/2021 Sand in Our Shoes Free verseallusion,nostalgia,senses
7/9/2021 Remembrance Free versefeelings,nostalgia,old,pe

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