Beautifully ordinary

It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. ~Amelia Barr   Moonlight glows inside to a gentle rise and fall, Heart to heart they rest. Summoned by the dryness of my mouth, I brought with me a neglected water-glass in need of a refill an hour ago and softly shuffled into the dimly litContinue reading “Beautifully ordinary”

Simply, love

There are times when silence has the loudest voice. ~ Leroy Brownlow “…Peace begins with a smile. Smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at; do it for peace…” ~Mother Teresa   Day and evening, I have sat diligently at my distressed white Queen Anne desk to begin writingContinue reading “Simply, love”

Lamenting Boston

You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.  ~Maya Angelou Peace – that was the other name for home.  ~Kathleen Norris It was half-past three and I chose to check my mobile phone to see if I missed a call or text message. Indeed,Continue reading “Lamenting Boston”

Peaceful Remembrance

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.  ~ Virginia Woolf   Forgotten memories stream back to my mind and blind side me with rich imagery and preserved moments from the days of old. These once-forgotten instances of long-agoContinue reading “Peaceful Remembrance”

Thank You Poetry, I Owe it All to You

Always be a poet, even in prose.  ~Charles Baudelaire, “My Heart Laid Bare,”Intimate Journals, 1864 Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.  ~Plato, Ion The smell of ink is intoxicating to me — others may have wine, but I have poetry. ~Terri Guillemets   Barely visible to any unassuming pair of eyes, a dusty collection ofContinue reading “Thank You Poetry, I Owe it All to You”