Tag: Oklahoma

Don’t Fear the Poem . . . or the Museum

I’m working at the ROMP Rummage Store today, and as always, I’m trying to get customers to go to the museum–it’s only 2 miles outside of town. It’s easy to find. The door is open, the lights are on, air conditioner going. A lot…

The Train to Will Rogers

Today is the birthday of one of the greatest Okies who ever lived. Will Rogers, who was born Nov. 4, 1879, said, “It’s great to be great, but it’s greater to be human.” In honor of Will, here is a poem that I wrote…

Benches!

ROMP recently received a grant for outdoor benches. The benches will replace all the mismatched and falling-apart chairs that I have used since we opened. They will be great for our poetry and storytelling events around the fire and also when we have guest…

Stories around the Campfire

Tonight is ROMP Tellabration! For those of you who don’t know, Tellabration is a celebration of storytelling that usually occurs the Saturday before Thanksgiving–it is an international event where people from all over the place plan local storytelling events. The museum’s Tellabration will include…

Enjoy Art, Entertainment and High Tea at LGAA Fall Art Tour

The Locust Grove Arts Alliance is hosting a Fall Art Tour that includes the Willard Stone Museum, the Gourds, Etc. Art Studio of Verna Bates and the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry (ROMP). The tour will be Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11:00 a.m. to…

Me and Ken and Two Animals

1. The frog at night Is not alarmed to be spotlighted Or at least does not scamper But merely poses For the shot Ken takes, The first of a series That highlights the frog