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So many images flow through my awareness in beautiful phrases which, out of context, might not seem amazing but at the moment they appeared strike me as real, as right, as true. And yet, I don’t trust my creativity. I am afraid to commit to writing and painting for two... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at bird and blue
Wrote a poem using words from the Netgear box: genie, identification, purposes, quality, condition, interference, future, voice, Plumeria. Here it is: The scent of plumeria drifted in the window. As my mind whirled like a genie reaching for identification of the intoxicating fragrance, the interference with the task at hand... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at bird and blue
No longer content to languish in a mound of bowls, beaks and tails, the letters have rallied and marched across my mind. On that open field, they form groups, words, parading in front of my eyes hoping to be matched with others and poured out onto the page. And thus,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at bird and blue
Last year, I decided I would pull one of my novels out of the drawer, edit it and get it onto Amazon. Just under the wire, 'Thirty Thimbles Full of Light" arrived on Amazon as a Kindle book. The book is about Amy and Minka who became inseparable when they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2014 at bird and blue
They had come to this pond, drawn down by the reedy edge and floating foliage. It was a place to rest weary wings and feed the young birds. She was floating peacefully as others grazed nearby. And then, a shadow skimmed across her. In her reverie, she almost missed the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at bird and blue
With the rush of air from the opening door came a sense of relief and the confidence that everything would be fine. But as I took a deep breath of the fresh air, I heard the crashing behind me. The clatter of metal came with a sharp pain as my... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2013 at bird and blue
There on the terraced bluff facing the tumultuous surf stood the couple. Tendrils of wind fluttered the woman’s gown and whipped the canopy above them into an undulating arch. As friends gathered around and sang in celebration, the couple joined together and chanted their blessings. Their joy grew and rose... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2013 at bird and blue
Through the murky depths she swam, finally breaking through the surface and deeply breathing the mist-wrapped air. Lotus felt her calling to stand strong on her long stalk but bend with the wind and current, judging nothing for challenging her but thanking them her nourishment. And when the day came... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2013 at bird and blue
Whoosh. A wake of spray trailed the duck as she dropped down low, glided along, and skimmed the top of the water. With a winsome quack, she paddled around and watched her sisters angle in as the blue faded from the sky. With her audience in place, the ingénue took... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2013 at bird and blue
The jay had flown low over the dew-dusted ground and swept just above their faces as if announcing the sun had crested the mountain and would soon pour down the hills. Dreamily, they listened as the sounds of scampering, blended with scratch and song in a symphony of gratitude for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at bird and blue
The poet is due any moment. He will read his works. The perfection of his verse will wash over us in waves of spare and beautifully precise observation on the nature of the world around and within us. But the poetry is already here, running down the cord of a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2013 at bird and blue
It was the moon brilliant in the sky, whose glow illuminated the path twinkled in the dew drops shimmered on the pond and lent a touch of magic to the night. They looked at one another and began to laugh sweetly, musically, deeply sending each note skipping into the sky... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2013 at bird and blue
The man had appeared from nowhere at just the time they needed help. Their fields were barren, their savings almost gone. One more planting would make or break them. The stranger had come with ideas and promises and stories of how it had worked before. They put their future and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at bird and blue
May 2013 bring you all the good things you are wishing for. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at bird and blue
Yes indeed. We are all creators.
Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2012 on Calmed at bird and blue
After hours of walking they came to rest on a rocky outcropping sheltered from the worst of the wind. The craggy columns of shale shuddered with each burst of northerly chastisement that the sky threw forth. Oh yes, the fates were angry. Her people had walked away from grounds the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2012 at bird and blue
Friends had fallen away. Options had disappeared. She had cried but then a wise friend said ‘What happens next is up to you.’ A shock thumped in her heart and spread to the tips of her toes and fingers. She lay in bed that night and thought about choices but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2012 at bird and blue
Sun blazed above and heat shimmered through the grass as creaking wrinkled the silence. Then, the tree, weak from ages of sustaining others, came crashing through the fence. She lay,spent, and straddling hillside and lawn. Oddly enough, as she fell westward, she snapped that very marker from the weathervane. Perhaps... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at bird and blue
When she looks up, a flower does not see the man in the moon. She sees instead Flora Luna, the flower in the moon. And she is grateful. It is Flora Luna who bathes the garden in silken, silvery light, sometimes so bright that shadows dance on the moss and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at bird and blue
It had been such a long time since she felt like moving, but there she was away from it all just strolling the dunes when the breeze extended a hand and enchanted her. She skipped a step or two, kicked up her heels and danced. As she whirled, the air... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2012 at bird and blue
The traveler’s were headed north. As they rested their steeds and restored their provisions in the town of Petaluma they heard tales of divers who brought up the riches of the deep. Briefly they caucused. To the coast they would go. They rambled through the streets of the town and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at bird and blue
As a fundraiser for its Unity Day, Vallejo is creating a mosaic of small paintings. Mine is inc luded. Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2012 at bird and blue
They said he had fallen, swept from the cliff by gust and spray. But she sensed him still, close by and beckoning. Drawn into the storm, she donned her red cape and scurried past them. She battled the wind for each step toward the cove where the whispering caves dotted... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2012 at bird and blue
Through the trees so many tiny rings of fire on the fence Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2012 at bird and blue