Poetry

Taking a Longer Moment

For those of you following my webpage, I’m going to be taking an extended hiatus from most of my internet activity, presumably at least through the end of the year. Hopefully getting back into things with the release of the next book of stories after the holidays. The end of […]

Poetess

I’ve dared to look upon the stars in wonder, in awe, and dream. I’ve dared to think for myself and challenge that thinking, to question it, to ponder my own existence. I’ve dared to believe in love, to hope, to have faith. I’ve dared to write poetry only that my […]

An Ode to the Hollow

An Ode to the Hollow April 2013   We were both So much more beautiful when we were younger. Which begs the question, of what is beautiful in middle age… I think To be ourselves, us… I look at these old pictures, we were beautiful. But there is none of […]

Patti Smith, Just Kids

I loved this memoir from Patti Smith of her early years in New York with Robert Mapplethorpe. Some of the subject matter might not be everyone’s cup of tea, the title doesn’t reveal that this is a book for adults, and it is quite gritty in places. They were completely […]

The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

“Then Almitra said, speak to us of Love. And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said: When love beckons to you, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings […]

I’ve Planted Roses

I’ve planted roses in my bones, and left the ashes of those years, in an urn mixed with tears, lit on fire with my fears, disintegrated, gone away, I couldn’t live with them any longer, I don’t know if it made me stronger, holding on and out for hope, I’ve […]

Zen, and the Art of Poetics

“Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book, your composition of yourself is at stake.” ~ E.L. Doctorow In the bottom of my beach bag, I found a notebook full of poems I wrote last summer, along with a […]

Once Upon

ONCE UPON Once upon a teenage dance, Held in hearts of true romance, Nervous shaking and stepped on toes, So many things one never knows,   Once upon a midnight hour, In a moment of that weakened power, Star crossed friends becoming lovers, So many things that youth discovers,   […]