Felt the Nudge of Intuition and Looked On To Find Some Great Discoveries in My Life

This is a photo of the Italian composer Boccherini and part of my Chamber Classical Music Playlist and Music for May. I was delighted to see we share a birthday on February 19! But his is 1743. I loved his chamber music (music for a small room) like his flute quintets, and that is a…… Continue reading Felt the Nudge of Intuition and Looked On To Find Some Great Discoveries in My Life

My Blog Show

I just decided to turn my camera on and filmed this video, 30 minutes. 😊🎤💗☀️ My 1st Blog Show: Fri., 9/10/21 “Home, Hair, Intuition, and Art” Blush of Dawn https://youtu.be/yfej8DOXIi8 Link: https://youtu.be/yfej8DOXIi8 Note: It is actually ‘pure coconut oil’ in a cream form. You can leave it on your head for hours or overnight and…… Continue reading My Blog Show

The Little Pieces of Wisdom I Treasure Which May Be Made of Tissue Paper

Why would I need great wealth when the library is so much fun?  Let me have a few clothes hangers to detangle after a just neatened closet wardrobe. Let me find the empty clothes hangers taking up extra room one by one, and then set them apart one by one, and close the door…go out…… Continue reading The Little Pieces of Wisdom I Treasure Which May Be Made of Tissue Paper

The Queen’s Full Moon…From a Fairy of the East Coast to Bring Some Fun When a Storm’s A’Coming

Morning note included Science Experiment Conclusion: My hypothesis was wrong; it actually is harder to hold a strength pose while someone’s yelling obscene insults, even if it’s just Nicki Minaj artistically in a song. (Glad for the wall 😊)But I can still practice seated poses and relaxation in the meanwhile, ‘tho other songs of hers…… Continue reading The Queen’s Full Moon…From a Fairy of the East Coast to Bring Some Fun When a Storm’s A’Coming

Introducing My Mom, Joanie Rose

These are photos of her from these recent months. You might have met my mom first in my poetry—No, she wasn’t the mom in ‘A Daughter Says’ in Moonflower (2018), that poem’s situation was fictional, but she was very featured in ‘Renaissance’, the opening poem in my latest poetry book, published this Mar. 2021 A…… Continue reading Introducing My Mom, Joanie Rose

A Capricorn Moon upon Gibran

Yesterday’s middle post, ‘Clouds and a Light Drizzle…’ linked at the end, has now been fixed to show featured image. I don’t think Gibran has had an actual moon on the blog, and unplanned by me the Lebanese Pitas were requested again, and I cooked the dinner again falling on the Capricorn moon of Gibran’s…… Continue reading A Capricorn Moon upon Gibran

Another Word on Another Herb, and More

I have aimed to not write too many posts in one day for readers’ enjoyment, but will write a second if it’s a sort of timely occasion like this. And I’ll tell myself, ‘Put the blog down’ and I do. ☺️ I was glad when Dan came home today and mentioned he’d not gone to…… Continue reading Another Word on Another Herb, and More

Two Translations of Poems Written by the Dearest Author May Ziadeh

My translations of two poems I’d been working progressively to complete; finished these full poems from her first book Fleurs de Rêve. TO MISS C. Your eyes are so beautiful, my dear beauty, That their gaze is torturous; I love your name and I spell it Your murmuring flood of a name. I am dark…… Continue reading Two Translations of Poems Written by the Dearest Author May Ziadeh

Morning in Boston, Night in Australia, A Multi-National Online Poetry Reading

It was a memorable poetry reading I co-hosted today ‘From Boston to Oz’ with my long-time poet online friend from Adelaide, Australia, Deb Stewart who had the idea for the event and invited me. 🙏😊 And yes that was a book of hers on my shelf Slow Notes, a beautiful white & green poetry book…… Continue reading Morning in Boston, Night in Australia, A Multi-National Online Poetry Reading

A Short Story by May Ziadeh Read Today

Feel free to scroll down to the short story in bold. Somehow I’d been looking at old posts and happened to come across a post in which I’d shared an article in a periodical I’d found written by May Ziadeh as I was moving through translating her first book of poems, Flowers of a Dream.…… Continue reading A Short Story by May Ziadeh Read Today

Galilean Lullaby

As I’ve been adding songs to a playlist titled ‘Music for May,’ as in the author May Ziadeh, the list has 74 songs currently, so freely found among ones I’d already known and a few new ones. I also found Chopin mentioned in her poetry book Flowers of a Dream and felt she’d probably liked…… Continue reading Galilean Lullaby

Tiny Sure Buds and Snow-flowers, Small But Meaningful Changes

late afternoon yesterday This Sunday, I’ll be attending as a guest and also reading a poem of my own for the first time online at an art and poetry event. I had done maybe a few Open Mics at Brooklyn College when I was a student there and at the time I preferred much more…… Continue reading Tiny Sure Buds and Snow-flowers, Small But Meaningful Changes

An Unexpected August Adventure, A Fairy Might’ve Just Wandered In

Aug. 4, ‘21 This is a very rich true story and no more length will be added to the blog for a little while. I took the bus late afternoon today to have my eyebrows threaded and on the way I noticed the open door of a small performing arts theater I hadn’t remembered seeing…… Continue reading An Unexpected August Adventure, A Fairy Might’ve Just Wandered In

A Voice, Its Tone, Beauty Without a Case

A note just added as P.S. at 9:23 am after the ‘good morning’ glass picture. Words that hurt are not always an insult; they can be a cry from someone who is frustrated with the lack of real acknowledgment that something is wrong. But the other person may only choose to hear an insult to…… Continue reading A Voice, Its Tone, Beauty Without a Case

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

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

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