Monthly Archives: March 2018

Saturday with the Muse

worship for me is not
a stuffy affair
it’s the wind in my hair,
sweet garden smells, roses,
stormy skies, bare skin,
chocolate milk, moonlight,
cool rain, puppy breath,
whispers, dreams and
sleeping in…it is life
running over, raw honey
on my tongue


Magnetic Poetry Online – Original Kit

Purple Tide

Purple Tide (A Splash of Red With a Hint of Blue)

crimson is my name | in shades of ethereal blue
but you can call me red | find me lost in heady tomes
fiery passion is my game | reflecting on absolute truths
i charge full force ahead | i call the universe my home
though some may think me | curious…it is key
impetuous and moody | the thing that gives life meaning
i plot my course instinctually | analyzing what i see
you’ll never find me brooding | digging deeper, dreaming
i trust my heart | life’s a journey after all
rush toward the flame | embrace it like a fool
crimson is my name | in shades of ethereal blue


A Cleave Poem (to be read in 3 parts: 1st column/2nd column/straight across) seemed apropos given my affinity for two of the “tides” described in this week’s prompt for MindLoveMiserysMenagerie Sunday Writing Prompt. I gravitated toward the colors red and blue…making me purple, of course. Read about the other colors HERE. Red and blue is described below.

Blue represents wisdom, insight, and enlightenment. It is the tide most often associated with philosophers and mystics but it can also represent the madmanmadwoman. This tide basically applies to anyone who seeks truth and to expand the mind and spirit. If you feel that the meaning of life is growthevolution/enlightenment you might be blue! Some possible adjectives: wise, insightful, curious, open-minded, cerebral, bookish, logical, analytical, reflective, deep.

Red represents passion, emotion, and pathos and is often associated with artists of various types, revolutionaries, and zealots. People with a red tide strive to live life to the fullest and to follow their heart wherever it may lead, for better or worse. Some possible adjectives: erratic, feisty, petulant, creative, impetuous, moody, passionate, instinctive, exciting.

Three Day Quote Challenge Day 2

Day Two of my Three Day Quote Challenge…Quotes about Writing…this fabulous quote from a favorite author of mine, Anton Chekhov…


So, the rules are

1. Thank the person who nominated you…Thank you Willow <3.

2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).

3. Nominate three bloggers each day:
1) Hayley at The Story Files
2) Fandango at This, That, and the Other
3) Isabel at Poetry, Fiction & Photography

Essence #31


pascal moon, full-on blue
we swoon, like sea tides do


One last Essence poem for Jane Dougherty’s daily challenge. Adieu…adieu!

Sunrise Sunset – Photo Challenge

For the Daily Post’s Photo Challenge this week, a few photos of sunrise and sunset from my corner of the world. While I rise every day before dawn, I am rarely outside to capture the sunrise. The best I can do is this spectacular view on my drive to work and the view through my windshield (captured on my iPhone).


Working dawn to dusk certainly has its perks when it comes to the ambience of the fiery sky at sunset. Especially in Winter, I am often blown away by the beauty that greets me when I head for my car after work. On this particular December day, several of us were stopped in our tracks by a sunset that lit the sky red in various hues over the course of a few minutes. Fortunately, I had my iPhone on me and captured a few shots. You don’t see a sky like this every day.


and just a few minutes later as the sun faded over the mountains…this…


It occurs to me that sunrises and sunsets are only spectacular through the prism of clouds. There’s a message in that thought somewhere. I’m going to think on that for a while. 🙂

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