Featured Poem: D is for…


By Mary Jedlicka Humston
Iowa City Branch


Oh, to have the Determination,

the Drive, the Dominant instinct,

the DoggeDness, the Demeanor

of beavers builDing Dams.


Witnessing their work

while walking

the Waterworks Trail

filleD me with strength,

stick-to-it-ness and a

never-give-up attituDe.


In this time of social isolation,

we neeD examples of what

happens when working for

the gooD of all.


Those Darling beavers

are inspirations.


Stay strong, my frienDs!

Like the beavers, Dig Deep.

We can Do it!!!




  1. Love this! I love peotry!

  2. Good lessons from beavers. I needed this today, Mary! Farming has its own challenges and I need to just Dig In and keep doing πŸ™‚

    • Mary Humston says

      Having grown up a farm girl, I well remember the farming challenges…..the ups and Downs!!! Hang in there! You are Doing it! πŸ™‚

  3. Carolynn says

    Fun to read and creative.

  4. Barb Whitmarsh NLAPW says


  5. Hi, Mary, I love your Darling sense of humor! Thanks for the smile.

  6. Dorothy Kamm says

    Great poem, great message! Clever and creative.