Touch

The morning moon above the pines. I touch the pines because you loved them; I’ve loved them too. I smiled at the image on my hand after I saw the photo, and I felt a touch back very much so in the moment. You don’t mind if these are even pines. Love for love and…… Continue reading Touch

The First Blush of Dawn

I woke and opened my eyes to see this blush of dawn today and smiled warmly. And then the sun and sky through the pines before early morning tea. I started writing notes on posts to come early last week sometimes related to the current moon sign for some added interest. I’d also picked up…… Continue reading The First Blush of Dawn

Coming Right Up After The Faery Queene I, One Cup of A Surprisingly Good Hemingway

The little green one hundred year old book on the right is the book I’ve just read last and reviewed recently on this blog, The Faery Queene I by Edmund Spenser. I read his apologetic humble note about the book in the introduction after I’d completed my review and it made me feel that maybe…… Continue reading Coming Right Up After The Faery Queene I, One Cup of A Surprisingly Good Hemingway

A Late July Saturday Walk in Boston

So many roses to admire in the evening cool… Boston Public Garden * For some time these days, 80s music has been on a mission to lift your life to peaceful heights as you can see in this video I took of a drummer street performer by the harbor in Boston this past Saturday. https://youtu.be/irbnbPg2lWw…… Continue reading A Late July Saturday Walk in Boston

The Faery Queene Book I, My Reflective Review

It’s been a nice afternoon moment of rest with a cup of rose tea & reaching the end of this book today… An epic poem written in the 1500s by the English author Edmund Spenser which contains a nice blend of sometimes ‘opposing’ beliefs or folk cultures. It’s written in Early Modern English and reading…… Continue reading The Faery Queene Book I, My Reflective Review

My Poems, A Budding Playlist, and a Very Practical Thing

The eighteen poems I’d written since April I’ve found complete as of last night and I can continue submitting to magazines all of them now as I write more for my next book. There was a storm last night, no thunder, a little wind and rain, and I read my last-to complete-poem with the note…… Continue reading My Poems, A Budding Playlist, and a Very Practical Thing

A Very Small Adventure of a Different Type

This sad-looking gaze is me looking with compassion at my strawberry plants 🍓 that look unhappy but still cared for with my watering, weeding, and blessings from me. Com-passion (to be with in suffering or to suffer with.) The neighbor’s apartment construction sounds suddenly getting loud today in my apartment as I’d sat down to…… Continue reading A Very Small Adventure of a Different Type

A Sea-Air Song for the Morning

Both cups are for me. I like these cute little cups at times with about this amount of tea. I am much closer now to the end of the epic poem The Faery Queene (Book I) by Edmund Spenser and wrote something a very different sort of epic myself in yesterday’s post ‘Pop Music Face-Off.’…… Continue reading A Sea-Air Song for the Morning

From Boston to Oz, Online Poetry Reading

An Australian poet friend of mine, Deb Stewart and I are hosting this multi-national free live online Zoom poetry reading, ‘From Boston to Oz’ featuring poets from both countries reading 1-2 of their own poems. The event details are on Facebook linked below and will take place on Saturday, August 14th at 8 am -…… Continue reading From Boston to Oz, Online Poetry Reading

Pisces Moon Night Pop Music Face-Off

It’s now my official Pop music face-off I’d hinted at in a post last Friday held on this Pisces moon with the two Sagittarius competitors, Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj. I am the Pisces host who will highlight strengths✔️and not-so-strengths ❌of these two singers and their music. So, let’s begin the face-off 😊… Nicki’s lyrical…… Continue reading Pisces Moon Night Pop Music Face-Off

‘What’s Closest to The Heart Comes Out, You’ll Hear It’

As a poet and artist and someone who hasn’t been very musically talented herself (and very embarrassingly so), I’ve found a deep appreciation for Irish Celtic music for many years, letting it pour into me as I listen and sometimes it may find its subtle way into my own art. I especially like songs with…… Continue reading ‘What’s Closest to The Heart Comes Out, You’ll Hear It’

The Orange-Gold Moon

This was the full moon last night through my window. It was a night I needed to be in the moment rather than writing in retrospect. This moon is in the sign of Aquarius, May Ziadeh’s sun (Feb. 11 1886.) And I see today along with all these wonderful realizations of the earlier post that…… Continue reading The Orange-Gold Moon

Me, The Failed Scientist, Learning

My first wild jasmine flowers brought inside, the first day I set them up in this glass and took this photo. They were flowers of great love. This is a post of mistakes clarified for you with my apologies. I first wrote about my little gardening composting experience with my first strawberry plants and was…… Continue reading Me, The Failed Scientist, Learning

‘So, Are You Italian?’

Kahlil Gibran, 1913 To Reader: An important note added to the end of this post, 5 pm. When I’d first seen a photo of the Lebanese poet and artist Kahlil Gibran some months ago, I immediately thought, ‘But why does he look Italian?’ And today I came across an article which told of how Kahlil…… Continue reading ‘So, Are You Italian?’

Friday Night: Music, A Meal, and Maybe A Little Mayhem

I was listening to French Classical chamber music this morning as you may have seen on the blog today and then Bebe Rexha came on shuffle and soon I was dancing. Next played Britney Spears and I realized I’d not heard more of her musical catalogue and had heard of her recent estate struggle and…… Continue reading Friday Night: Music, A Meal, and Maybe A Little Mayhem

A Music Idea for Writers and Artists

Do you make a music playlist of inspiration for your works in progress, maybe a book of poems or a novel? I do, just recently for book three. I have a few playlists and I just made two new ones today. 2:19 pm I see; that’s my birthday, February born. Chamber music is a new…… Continue reading A Music Idea for Writers and Artists

Morning-time, Let’s Listen Now, It’s Delicate Yet That’s Why I Love It

I have just made a very important revision to this, my apologies. Another interesting timing happened yesterday as a poet friend shared a photo of herself in a garden in Lebanon that had featured a stone sculpture of Kahlil Gibran and I’d shared a couple of his quotes the same time yesterday. I was happy…… Continue reading Morning-time, Let’s Listen Now, It’s Delicate Yet That’s Why I Love It

A Profession I Am Not Pursuing and A Dream to Match It

I like to write poems and sometimes read them aloud. And enjoy a restful yoga night. I may paint another canvas soon. I hadn’t liked the way these pants fell, but I wasn’t crazy about them anyway but comfortable ‘loungewear’ and you will see why I don’t think that I should hem your clothes at…… Continue reading A Profession I Am Not Pursuing and A Dream to Match It

Five Quotes from the Past That Feel True Now

I came across these in Google when I was looking for quotes during a moment of rest hours after I’d posted the photo and my words in the first post. There is so much that resonates with me in these in my own life and past. First quotes are by May Ziadeh 💕 When the…… Continue reading Five Quotes from the Past That Feel True Now