garden, Inspiration, Beauty, Life, memoir

Simple Goodness

If you had climbed the high fence that surrounded our back yard, and peeked over, you’d have noticed a garden. Tomato plants stood, tall and staked, ruby orbs shadowing the sunniest wall. Lazy bees slept in lavender bushes. A clump of chives grew in one corner of the plot. As children, we snipped the verdant […]

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charm, words

Only

“Tell me, What do you want?” Shall I give you eyes to see? Gentle moments that follow one another like pearls slipping off string. The essence of crushed rose after dusty rain Dusty oils Honey served on a silver spoon? Only rubbed back essentials, darling Only your patina soul. ~Anna

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enchanted, excerpt from a scene, heart, words, writing

It takes patience to procure the perfect cup of coffee beginning with the French beans to the water’s roll. Next, is the slow pour over and finally, the decisive press. Take pleasure in the art. It’ s a ritual allowing time to be. Rain hits the pavement. Leaves dance in the wind. Somewhere, in the […]

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memoir

Meet me beneath the cloudless moon On the path where the end begins Make time stand still Tell me again all the beautiful and the terrible Words carried by the wind Forgive me as I turn, hands shaking And cast off the dust of you Arsenic, lead, silver, and bone ~Reduced Draft

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excerpt from a scene, fiction, humanity, life, scene from a novel

A paragraph from a scene titled, Do Right. The setting is a  fictional locale – Ardua Pier- where things happen Truth lies in a dream.   The dull blast of a horn signaled a ship entering port. He listened as waves lapped against the pylons. The high-pitched sound of a woman’s laughter rang from the […]

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beautiful words, dream a little dream, say it, words

Photo Credit: unsplashed- Danielle Dobson   Dawn stirs With a trust so gentle Her skirt, a whispered rustle Her presence, like an old friend To edge me back to morning   New rain softens the window pane A drop fell on the Cherry tree Sent to kiss the earth And blur the memory of a […]

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excerpt from a scene, heart, light, love, writing

~ draft scene Early morning sunlight crept in through the open window and kissed her on the shoulder. He watched her sleep. Studied each soft inhale and exhale of  breath, traced a lock  of hair across the pillowcase.  The hair she refused to cut. Her signature, a self-styled rebellion against time and fashion mores. Light […]

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