A Sweet, Refreshing Beginning…

The literary salon begins with some blush… Yesterday afternoon, ‘Rumi’ black tea in a glass with a splash of almond milk. Autumn begins tomorrow…🍂😊 I send you my morning wishes and return to the salon with a cup of green tea and glimpsing the sky between sips as its colors lighten and merge… * Today…… Continue reading A Sweet, Refreshing Beginning…

A Peek into My Day Without A Key or Surveillance Camera

Last chance library trip, success! I had the quick idea to go to the library for some poetry and novels to take off the shelf that hour Friday afternoon, and as I got to the library I saw a sign on the door that they’d be closed on the weekend and Monday for Labor Day,…… Continue reading A Peek into My Day Without A Key or Surveillance Camera

The Sky That Held the Sea and Its Setting Sun

utkatasana pose, yoga Nantasket beach. Little shallow waves dipping very low and close to the shore. On the beach a man had fallen into a still, deep sleep lying on his belly, the sound of loud dance music playing from the radio beside him…and then the sun began to set on the way back… ……… Continue reading The Sky That Held the Sea and Its Setting Sun

Tuesday At The Literary Salon, May’s House

Were they drinking rose syrup in their coffee at those literary gatherings, maybe in Egypt, or was it a choice between rose syrup and coffee? Well, this is a question I wondered and typed into the search. I think some people might have chosen coffee and maybe put rose syrup in theirs too. It is…… Continue reading Tuesday At The Literary Salon, May’s House


This post has been updated on 5/31/21: This poem was tagged as being by May Ziadeh, but like a lot of poems from the past that have been translated, there can be misinformation and sometimes the wrong author is credited. Since I’ve gotten pretty far into May’s first book of poems Dream Flowers, I decided to do…… Continue reading Mirrors

The Waves Rolled In…

This picture shows the copy I got from the library but it is on my wishlist as a book to keep. “The waves rolled in…and now come rushing in…with water luminescent as sea glass, stirring the far off, softest sand and what lies in between…”  This is not a quote from the book, but the start…… Continue reading The Waves Rolled In…

“Deep Blue”

A great stormy…starlit…cloudy sky…oceanside song, “Deep Blue” featuring the singer-songwriter, Lisa Hannigan I have mentioned. I took a double take when I saw the moon through the window; it has been awhile, and then it retreated again behind a soft cloud.(I also want to mention this blog is searchable if you want to find posts with…… Continue reading “Deep Blue”

Summer Drifts In

I will hold all the wonder close to my heart, listen close to my ears, warm this winter body with sunlight, I can do winter, can be well in winter, can like the cold waterfall air, place the cuff of my sleeve to my nose a moment when air is deadly cold and dry, and…… Continue reading Summer Drifts In