The Power of Music

“Where words leave off, music begins.”  ― Heinrich Heine “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!”  ― J.K. Rowling “Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.”  ― Edward Bulwer Lytton “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nightsRead more

Ten Cent Words

Early one morning at work… A co-worker and I were discussing why one of our Supervisors had reserved the conference room. Actually, it was more like guessing. When the conference room is reserved, the purpose of its use is not always clear. Sometimes the room is only reserved by name and the time period due to confidentiality – personnel issues, interviews, etc. We were wondering if it was a confidential thing, a meeting, or something else. Given our similar senseRead more

In my Head

I had poetry in my head and then it was gone a faded background of orange, yellow, brown A pointed amber of light that would not help Where did the words go? Hiding in a glen of tallness or under cover of green canopy or hanging onto a noun with limbs I’m tired and can’t think My muse is here perky and sun-gold bright many spears standing at attention waiting for me to write something but nothing I did haveRead more

SoCS: Eight Favorites

Asked to pick a favorite word There are so many The words I do lean toward Do not rhyme with plenty People is number one At the top of the list For if there were none How would we know to exist? God is number two Creator of number one Life giver of the new And light of the Son Love comes in at three Surrounds the human heart Comes on bended knee From hate shall always part Chocolate isRead more

SoCS – Against the Rules

“In other words…” Rolling around my head But I am brain dead “What to write?” The white matter cried Sorry, they’re fried “I have no clue.” Perhaps I can cheat? From the prompt of last week “In other words…” I have none of those Emptiness exposed “I hate the block!” It cramps my style Thoughts in a messy pile “Where’s Cheryl’s bar?” I might need a beer and weekend cheer “In other words…” La-la-la-la-la-la-la Nothing…gah! “Much like pullling teeth…” There’sRead more

SoCS: I Have Strewn

Today is January 13th and time for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday or SoCS. Quite often the prompt is one or two words that Linda picks herself. However, she’s giving us a bit of a challenge and some freedom with this prompt: “When you’re ready to sit down and write your post, look to the publication (book, newspaper, permission slip from your kid’s teacher, whatever you find) closest to you, and base your post on the sixth, seventh,Read more

The Length of a Woman’s Skirt

“I try to make my comments like a woman’s skirt: long enough to be respectable and short enough to be interesting. ” ~Adam Clayton Powell III~ Do you ever feel that your blogging comments are never the right length? “Maybe I should add more…or maybe I should shut my trap and move on.” Or that half of the skirt hem is hanging down and you don’t know what to do with it? “Okay, so I wrote a really witty sentence,Read more

Be the One

The poet’s job is to put into words those feelings we all have that are so deep, so important, and yet so difficult to name, to tell the truth in such a beautiful way, that people cannot live without it.  Jane Kenyon I envy the poet, the one I cannot live without. I want to formulate expressive words such as his. I want to spit out the laborious roots of life as she does. I desire the eloquent words that easilyRead more