Poetry Per Diem

A poem a day. Maybe some of them will be good.

Robyn Martins

Robyn Martins
June 21
I am a freelance writer embedded in Small Town, Ohio. I have decided to write a poem every day as a discipline, and like a good potter, I intend to set aside a few as keepers. While I do the sorting and pruning, I'll post them all here.


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MARCH 1, 2012 8:13AM

Pinterest—A Modern-Day Memoir




As if I didn’t already spend enough time on the Internet, I have fallen prey to another site and have added Pinterest.com to my daily rounds. I had heard about the site months ago but dismissed it. Then, I dipped in for a few minutes and was hooked,… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 7, 2011 8:00AM

Marie Curie—Obstacles No Excuse for Failure


Marie Curie



Ever hear of Dan Shechtman? Me either. Last month, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for discovering quasicrystals. Does the name Melvin Calvin ring a bell? He was awarded the prize 50 years ago for carbon dioxide research.


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DECEMBER 28, 2010 10:46AM

Going from Failure to Failure with Enthusiasm

You might think that if one were to make the same New Year’s resolutions year after year and come to the end of December only to report disappointment, one might end the practice of setting up occasions for failure. One might give up on establishing certain… Read full post »

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JULY 26, 2010 3:00PM

"Mockingbird" As Education

In today's edition:

Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” was published 50 years ago this July, and 30 million copies later, it continues to receive a remarkable amount of attention. On itsRead full post »

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DECEMBER 7, 2009 7:23AM

Each Generation's Pearl Harbor

From today's editon:

Today, December 7th, the United States officially commemorates the events of 68 years ago when Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack left more than 2,400 people dead and severely damaged our naval and military forces. More than that, it shook us from our cocRead full post »