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”

The Writer’s Way

If I fall asleep with a pen in my hand, don’t remove it—I might be writing in my dreams. ~Terri Guillemets   On a crisp, invigorating after-dinner walk throughout my neighborhood, stretching across the main way and down the winding path carefully lined with trees and showcasing the nature sights and sounds of early spring,Continue reading “The Writer’s Way”

The Time Has Come

Gone – flitted away, Taken the stars from the night and the sun From the day! Gone, and a cloud in my heart.  ~ Alfred Tennyson The time has come to say good-bye, my sturdy and trustworthy friend. Under my direction, you have created masterpieces of content, but the words were all your own. FiveContinue reading “The Time Has Come”