Happy Birthday to the Positive Poet!

author/source: Rita N. Wolfson

Happy Birthday to the Positive Poet!

Another birthday is bringing me to age ninety-five, 

and like an old bee, I’m still buzzing in my hive.  

I guess my buzz has slowed down a bit, 

reaching-the-age-ninetybut not my sense of humor or my particular wit. 

Still love shopping be it for clothes or for food, 

It always puts me in a most jovial mood. 

Working at my computer is my favorite time, 

For there, a poetic process begins to rhyme. 

Words of hope, faith, love and peace flow line after line, 

Words to cling to like a never-ending climbing vine. 

As long as I remain vertical and above the ground, 

I will continue spreading my positivity around. 

Happy Birthday to the Positive Poet! 

Rita N. Wolfson


until-the-ink-goes-dryRita Nathan Wolfsonis a 95-year-old author, poet, and artist. For more than twenty years she created artwork and jewelry utilizing recycled paper, the profits of which were donated to charitable causes. Rita self-published a book that combined her artwork and creative writing:One Liner on Two Linesand most recently, during the pandemic, she has been sharing her poetry onYouTube as the Positive Poet. 

Rita began her creative journey later in life, after raising her family. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Boston at the age of 65, where she discovered her passion for learning. Upon graduation, she became a founding member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - taking countless classes and leading poetry seminars. She is tireless in her interests and has recently expanded her writing into the short story genre. 


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