Celebrating Poetry and Female Poets

In 1996, the Academy of American Poets established April as National Poetry Month to “celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.” Many people, established writers and novice poets, often do a “challenge” to write a poem a day for the entire month of April. Even though the month is well underway, jump in if you […]

Ode to My Big Toe

  I’m hurt, and a great sharpness pains My mind, as though I had stubbed my big toe, Or been struck with lightning through my soul. In a minute, I was rolling on the floor squealing, “Pity! Pity me! I could hardly see!” I had kicked the foot of my bed in the drowsy throes […]

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Sonnet for my Ear Lobe

As the last evolutionary vestige of ancient ancestry My earlobe simply hangs.  It isn’t much fun. It’s just a fleshy, bodily accessory. That’s why I got it pierced when I turned 21. Cartilage, skin, and a light peach fuzz, The ear lobe is a rather small bit. Though I’m not really sure what it does, […]

An Ode to my Elbow

Maxim Hygiene was developed with Body, Earth, and Health in mind. So let’s take a moment to LOVE OUR BODIES!! Here’s a start… An Ode to my Elbow by GreenQueenDM Just like Pablo Neruda knows It’s always nice to write odes, That’s why I think it’s time somebody wrote One of those for her elbows. […]

Friday Fun Day: Haiku Mania

Hello all! It’s our favorite time of week…Friday Fun Day! For those of you who don’t know,Friday Fun Day is a way for the Maxim Hygiene team to come together at the end of a busy week and have a little fun. Each week, a different member of our team will be in charge of creating a fun way […]