I wake up slowly and the first thing that pops into my head is that I'm not only still pregnant, but I've seemingly grown larger overnight. As I try to extricate myself from the waterbed so I can go to the restroom, I find myself wailing, "I'm as big as a house and still no … Continue reading Waiting on Baby, dVerse Haibun #29
Walk with the animals, talk with the animals... I walked out of my client's house today and saw two of my very favorite regularly seen animals across the street. I know. That sounds odd to say "favorite regularly seen animals." The truth is, I DO regularly see many animals though. Here at my house, last … Continue reading Talking to the Animals
What day is this, that all are nervous, speaking in shouts, or tones hushed and querulous? Why do people so much wish for tomorrow, anticipating great joy, or dreading such sorrow? The truth is we've had many such election days, when people were nervous, fearing the worst, yet never, so far, have we become eternally … Continue reading Election Day in the U.S.A.!
Somewhere, over the rainbow, on the other side of the wall, days are bright and sunny, no matter winter, spring, summer or fall. If my clothes could talk at the end of the day, they'd tell of the rainbows I saw today. Some rainbows I noticed, Others I passed right by, because I was too … Continue reading Somewhere Over the Rainbow
I came out to my studio to write this afternoon. I started off writing a quadrille poem (44 words long) that would include the word spark or sparkle for dVerse Poetry's weekly quadrille challenge. I wrote as the breeze wafted through my open door and the sun slowly shifted to highlight the artwork on the … Continue reading Between a Doze and a Daydream
Sorry I haven't been writing much here lately folks, but I promise I'll be back! It's been one of those months where either the mind is full of brilliant ideas, but the body doesn't have the energy to take dictation; or the body is full of energy, but the mind is totally blank. Ever … Continue reading I’m Coming Back–I Promise!
Philippians 4:8-9 (NLT) 8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from … Continue reading Finding Joy
I walk through life, wandering, wondering, what really matters, what makes life sacred and why are so many people angry and alone? We all want and need to be understood, to be seen, to be accepted. What if... instead of seeking to be understood, seen, and accepted, We instead choose... to understand, see, and accept … Continue reading Walking Through Life
My life is so crowded, It is jammed like an old dam, when the river runs faster than the narrow strait will allow. Ideas, like logs, get bottlenecked. Feelings move so swiftly, it is hard to know which one to let through first. Chores stack up like cordwood, all needing to be burned through, … Continue reading Log Jam
Monday at dVerse Poet's Pub, they were writing Haibun to the theme of an ordinary day--one paragraph and a Haiku that includes reference to nature and a season. I'm two days late and a dollar short, but hopefully I'm not too late to participate. Each morning I feel a stirring by my side and then … Continue reading Waking Up at 4:49 AM (dVerse Haibun Monday)