Vision- Im getting pulled in by the tide, the waves stretching and reaching to take me away. Im grapsing at the sand. The sand? Yes, anything, trying to hold onto the shore so I’m not pulled out into the unknown. The crashing, the rushing, the water in my ears. I’m swimming against stream to avoid. To delay, to exert control. I lose gripping of the sand, my legs tired of trying to beat the tidal pull. And in the midst of tossing and tumbling in the salty waves, I return. I calm down, I glide, I am as fluid as the molecules tumbling over each other....more

F Is for Flight

Ever since someone suggested that “angels can fly because they take themselves lightly”—I’ve considered the metaphor of Flight one of my favorite one-word “lifts” (pun intended).Examples of the pleasantness and implied liberation of the word Flight abound.We recently re-watched our DVD of “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” with its stunning soundtrack, and always, afterwards, it is the Gospel hymn “I’ll Fly Away” that most compellingly sticks in my mind.Poet James Dickey said that “Flight is the only truly new sensation” anyone has achieved in modern history....more
 @JourneyofLife Sometimes, it's just imagining what my next writing project will be.  That takes ...more

An Idea; the Love Affair

[Click here to view original post]By Eva Rieder...more

Fruits of her labor

Someone rang the bells of occasions And said mothers day is upon as again Graciously I thank thee For I am fruits of her labor The door way to this world, with hard push And the tap of milk that quenched my hungered thirst I sat watching my nephew and nice As they demanded their care and attention With baby calls and pulls, demanding more Asking for more, like Oliver, wanting more  Then they are to be cuddled, plays before sleep ...more

Dandelion Haiku

Tiny parachutescarrying secret wisheson a hopeful breath © Kelly Tweeddale 2012 Author of the blog Running Without Toenails, follow me on Twitter @ktweed...more

E Is for Eye

“Eye” is not only the essential human organ of sight: “one of a pair of spherical bodies contained in an orbit of the skull” ( It is also a superb metaphor for the visionary skill of the poet; and, at times, of focus for the spiritual life as well.“The eye altering alters all,” wrote the poet William Blake. And in Matthew 6:22, Jesus said that “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.”...more
 @HomeRearedChef But it's true!  We always know you will surprise us and inform us and keep us ...more

52 Short Stories and Poems: Stanley Plumly and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Copper Beach Tree...more
Thanks for sharing this, Judaye—lovely and profound.  I read it twice.more

Music is Poetry

Music is the poetry of the air. ~Richter Music... ...more
 @Isabel_Anders  Thank you for the sweet comment and for reading!more

There's a Poet Within Each of Us

Poetry terrifies me. It's not for the faint of heart or soul. The scariest part of last year's Blogathon was the Haiku day. Instead of facing my fear, I wimped out and asked Mom, a multi-published poet, to write it....more

Writing Challenge Let-Down

One of the major considerations at the end of a successful writing challenge run, for me, is the subsequent let down as soon as I take time to breathe.Why? Because I have nothing pushing me for the next day; the anticipation factor is gone.It happens for me nearly every time. A sense of purposelessness takes over, a listless wandering of mind and body. Focus has been removed from the outside and time takes on new dimensions unrelated to what I've just experienced. ...more
Hello doll - boy do I know the feeling, esp. during the summer months when it is hot so I am ...more