Aroostook County Memories - A Poem
Encouraged by recent comments at a speaking engagement, Martha Stevens-David has provided another poem for publication here at Magic City.
Apr 1, 2012 - 6:15:02 AM
Ian, My Other Love: A Poem
Martha Stevens-David is a published Author who has contributed to Magic City Morning Star News for several years. She writes, short stories, children's stories, poetry, anda short mystery novel published at Magic City over 4 days called Vengeance is Mine
Mar 25, 2012 - 5:52:19 AM
Photo of the Week: Winter in Maine 2012
Feb 26, 2012 - 12:02:20 AM
Medicine in Maine
I have been whinging, whining and weeping for the past week. Why?
Well, it all began last Friday with my yearly mammogram. I guess it's
nature's payback for writing that "Bra" story
Jan 29, 2012 - 12:25:22 AM
I never paid my chest area too much attention; that is, until I reached my middle sixties. It was only then that "Mother Nature" decided to attune for her lack of attention in my youth and I awoke one fine morning only to discover that I was now "amply" endowed and that's putting it mildly.
Jan 4, 2012 - 9:05:35 AM
A Poem For Michael
A Poem to honor the memory of someone recently departed.
Dec 16, 2011 - 3:25:31 AM
Aroostook On My Mind - A Poem
I crossed the line again today
Going back in time
To my childhood, my growing up years
A better place, if only in my mind...
Dec 7, 2011 - 3:30:53 AM
Julia and the Maple Syrup
Mommy cooked all of Julia's favorite foods. She made hot chocolate,
French toast and bacon and eggs just the way Daddy loved them. Daddy
came down the stairs and into the kitchen and Julia had to laugh when
she was her father. He didn't know it but he still had a small dab of
shaving cream on the side of his face. It made Julia giggle as she
watched him kiss Mommy because now Mommy had some shaving cream on her
face too! Julia laughed and she pointed at Daddy's face and then he
laughed too when he saw the shaving cream on Mommy's face.
Dec 4, 2011 - 12:23:53 AM
An Ode to Dad - (Poem)
The most recent poem from Martha Stevens-David.
May 20, 2011 - 11:40:27 AM
My Goodwill Rocking Chair: A Poem by M. Stevens-David
The Lastest Poem from Martha Stevens-David. Martha writes poetry, Children's Stories, Life in Maine Stories and even short novels.
Apr 19, 2011 - 12:15:46 AM
Martha Stevens-David Poem: "The Lover"
The Lastest Poem from Martha Stevens-David. Martha writes, poetry, Children's Stories, Life in Maine Stories and even short novels.
Apr 17, 2011 - 12:05:52 AM
Old Piney Woodsman had a really bad habit and this habit drove everyone who knew him just a little bit crazy. He had the habit of stretching the truth just a little and some folks thought that he stretched the truth more than just a little, if the truth be told.
Mar 31, 2011 - 12:15:27 AM
"Sometimes" Poetry by Martha Stevens-David
Martha Stevens-David has provided Magic City Morning Star News Readers with Children's stories, stories about life in Maine, a short novel, and poetry. Today we get to read Martha's latest Poem - 'Sometimes'
Mar 29, 2011 - 12:13:49 AM
Protocol of Potato Picking
Growing up in Aroostook County, Maine, we knew a lot about potatoes, not because we were particularly interested in them but because they were always all around us and dad worked with that specie all of his natural life.
Mar 9, 2011 - 12:25:00 AM
Great Grammy Ida
Another hazard about visiting our great Aunt Cassie was her mother-in-law, whom we always called Grammy Ida. Grammy Ida's maiden name was Rafford and she was Scottish through and through. By the time we were old enough to meander down the road on our own to visit Aunt Cassie, Grammy Ida had reached the ripe old age of ninety-five and she was all bent over from a combination of old age and arthritis.
Feb 27, 2011 - 9:12:16 AM
In 1954 Dad fell in love. But the really odd thing about this new-found love affair wasn't that he fell in love with another woman and his strange feelings didn't bother Mother one dite. You see, Dad fell in love with a pair of hunting boots.
Feb 20, 2011 - 8:30:20 AM
The Saga of a Cough
I slept the sleep of the dead what with all the cough medicine I'd taken shortly before I'd been stupid enough to crawl under the bed for that friggin cough drop. I never heard a thing.
Feb 6, 2011 - 12:13:43 AM
'IF' - A Poem
Martha Stevens-David shares her heart through this poem which was motivated by recent private events.
Dec 23, 2010 - 12:15:48 AM
Ever the "bargain" hunter, I took myself off to my local Goodwill store last Wednesday to have a look around. Now that I'm "retired" I like to get out of the house at least once a week to check out the shopping deals in our local stores in Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. Sometimes, my intuition nudges me and I just know that I'm going to find something special on that little shopping trip and I usually do.
Nov 20, 2010 - 12:20:50 AM
Kids: A Poem by Martha Stevens-David
Today Martha Stevens-David shares her heart with Magic City Readers. This poem was motivated by recent private events, and recalls the realities of childhood and family life.
Nov 16, 2010 - 12:25:34 AM
The B.T.B. Club
For as long as they could remember the five men, Walt, Leroy, Jake, Leo and Pete, had been best friends. From their very earliest days, there was something about the five of them that had drawn them together.
Nov 13, 2010 - 12:30:45 AM
I Saw You: A Poem
From Poetry to Children's Stories, to anecdotes to novellas, this lady is showing her stuff. Today we enjoy another poem.
Nov 12, 2010 - 12:23:13 AM
Arlington: A Poem
On Veterans Day, this Poem by Martha Stevens-David.
Nov 11, 2010 - 12:15:59 AM
Stars: A Poem
A prolific writer of stories about Maine and of children's stories and poetry, Martha Stevens-David today shares with us a very brief and profound poem.
Nov 10, 2010 - 12:15:44 AM
In 1959, Ashland, Maine was still very much a "potato and lumber town" of about fifteen hundred folks who'd been born there or in tha surrounding areas.
Nov 9, 2010 - 12:13:16 AM
Raven's Letter: A Poem
From short stories, to poetry, to Novellas to Children's stories Martha Stevens-David has demonstrated her versatility, and today, she presents another of her poems.
Nov 4, 2010 - 12:20:38 AM
More than twenty-five years ago, I'd been fortunate to have a teaching position in Taipei at the National Defense Language Center. So, when I received an e-mail from Mary about six months ago, it was like a bolt from out of the blue!
Oct 16, 2010 - 12:23:59 AM
When I was about nine years old I remember Mother and Grammy and other older relatives discussing the adoption of a young man by another member of our extended family. Everyone agreed that this adoption was a very good thing for all concerned and as the years passed Billy was often in and out of our lives on a daily basis. He had a charming manner and all those who came in contact with him, loved him and I was no exception.
Oct 2, 2010 - 12:20:48 AM
Every once in a while, all the Gods in the universe get together and create a child that is so beautiful, so talented that it's almost as though they tried too hard. A child such as this was born in our small town of Ashland to a poor French Canadian family.
Sep 3, 2010 - 5:20:40 PM
Christmas in Tha County
After Grandfather Stevens' death around nineteen thirty, Grandmother remained single for a number of years and when she finally did consent to remarry, she married a man named Warren Peterson, who was twenty years her junior.
Aug 30, 2010 - 6:00:18 PM
Wiskers & The Cat Show
Hearing the sleepy kitten make a soft snoring sound in her ear, Peyton laughed. "Oh Wiskers, you really are such a sleepy head." She stroked him softly and carried him out the door. She carefully laid him down in a big yellow basket and started off down the street.
May 8, 2010 - 12:10:09 AM
Wiskers, the Kitten Who Wanted To Go To School
All day, every day, Wiskers lay in the warm sunshine on the top of the chair in the front window. He thought and thought about how he was going to get to go to school.
May 5, 2010 - 12:10:03 AM
Wiskers, the Computer Kitten
Wiskers had been living with the David family for several years and he felt that he was really part of their family. He did pretty much as he pleased around their house. He went where he wanted when he wanted.
Apr 28, 2010 - 12:35:21 AM
Wiskers, the Bored Kitten
He looked around the nice, sunny kitchen and resolved to never, ever, be bored again!
Apr 24, 2010 - 12:30:25 AM
An Ode to Walter James Stevens
A poem by Martha Stevens-David
Apr 17, 2010 - 12:15:17 AM
She'd been visiting the University of Maine in Presque Isle and just as she'd been about to get into her car, her eyes had been drawn to a tiny, bundle of red fur that was huddled against the side of the Administration Building.
Apr 8, 2010 - 12:10:40 AM
Ashland High School Graduation - 1963
Life takes you where it wants and you simply have no control one way or the other. It doesn't mean that it's bad, that's just the way Life is.
Apr 4, 2010 - 12:10:49 AM
Charley, The Lazy Goose
His father spoke to him each day about three things that he considered very important in life. They were anticipation, participation and awareness. His father warned Charley that if he did not start exercising right away, he would not be strong enough
Mar 29, 2010 - 11:40:29 PM
Grandmother Eunice Robinson Stevens was a woman of unimpeachable character. She had an inner strength and outer beauty that didn't come from any cosmetic bottle.
Mar 21, 2010 - 12:15:18 AM
We no longer want the simple things in life. We want bigger cars, larger houses, more money. Two people live in houses that have four bedrooms, three baths, and formal and informal living rooms.
Mar 19, 2010 - 12:20:08 AM