July 19, 2015

Sunday Quote

You must ask for what you really want.


July 17, 2015

Vermont Library

One wonders

A bevy of bookends
A good view, summer green
I love the massively heavy doors in old libraries where just pulling open that weight makes you feel something worthwhile awaits inside.

July 12, 2015

Sunday Quote

Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.
- Rumi

June 30, 2015

Yes and yes

Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

June 28, 2015

Sunday Quote

The conduct of our lives is the true reflection of our thoughts.

- Michel De Montaigne 

June 22, 2015

A Day Late Sunday Quote

"Of course it's true, but it may not have happened."

- Patricia Polacco's grandmother

June 14, 2015

Sunday Quote

We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie. 

- David Mamet, Boston Marriage

June 7, 2015

Sunday Quote

So speak encouraging words to one another.  Build up hope so you'll all be together in this, no one left behind.

- I Thessalonians 5:11

June 6, 2015

The Poet's Creed

Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.

- Alan Ginsberg

Three new poems

Three poems, the folding chair in the middle of the road, Equinoxious, and Yarn Struck, out in the deliriously quirky, literary journal, Danse Macabre. 


June 1, 2015

thoughts for a brother-in-law

Hold on to what is good
even if it is a handful of earth.

Hold on to what you believe
even when it is a tree
that stands by itself.

Hold on to what you must do
even when it is a long way from here.

Hold on to life
even when it is easier letting go.

Hold on to my hand
even when I have gone away from you.

- Pueblo

Rest in Peace, Lyle.
A good man, a great husband and loving and kind father and grandfather. 

May 12, 2015

Not Sunday Post

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some with you.
- Joseph Joubert

April 29, 2015

April 26, 2015

Sunday Quote

Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.

- E.L. Doctorow 

April 20, 2015

My Walden

A foggy evening following a chilly day of rain.
Thoreau had his Walden, I have what are called the twin lakes by my city's high school.

I've walked round it with a new babe, with children, husband, pals, but mostly alone, countless times. 

Said goodbye to scarred trees marked with a slash of orange by the city for tear down, celebrated new green life, 

marveled at the ice capturing the water in winter.  Inspiration for a dozen poems, a testament to finding beauty in our daily lives.

And a heartfelt thank you to Parks and Recreation who laid down the fresh mulch on the walking trails

And cares for the beautiful greenery.

April 19, 2015

Sunday Quote

"...I'd guess that you have some purpose to fulfill and that is why you were saved.  But don't get a swelled head over it.  A cabbage has a purpose when someone needs to make soup."

 - the Bard to Jack, The Islands of the Blessed by Nancy Farmer.

April 17, 2015

Be here now

Budding magnolia through my rain tapped car's roof window.

April 14, 2015

Across the pond

Not the global pond but the one here  by the high school, the little library a bright glow across the water.

April 13, 2015

Sunday quote a tad late

If an artist doesn't separate himself or herself from the mainstream no work will get done.

- Maxine Kumin

April 1, 2015

I could live inside a greenhouse

Love these frogs!

I could move into a greenhouse and bloom all winter

Dig those pouty lips, this green man image has more sulky than mythic mischief!

In love with this sliding barn style door

Ah, the restorative power of green

Gilbertie's Herb Farm in Westport, Ct is always a pleasure to visit but never more than early Spring when winter 's cold is hanging on and I feel the need for some serious green.