Sunday, December 21, 2014

My Dreams~

I have spread my dreams under your feet.
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. 

Poet W.B. Yeats held a lifelong torch for famed revolutionary Maud Gonne (born December 21, 1866). Though they were close friends and he proposed often, she always turned him down, in part because she thought that his yearning for her made him a better poet.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


The pieces that I chose were based on one thing only – a gasp of DELIGHT.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

About living today!

What is so marvelous about living today is that it is possible to extend, like a flower, spreading petals in all directions. 

Carolyn Kizer (born December 10, 1925) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who wrote a series of poems titled Pro Femina and also translated Japanese and Chinese works. When she was 17 years old, one of her poems was published in the New Yorker.

Monday, December 8, 2014

My Beating Heart~

Sometimes this can be a very good thing~ others, depending on what I'm remembering it can make me feel very sad~

"The past beats inside me like a second heart." 

Happy 70th birthday, John Banville! The Booker Prize-winning novelist also writes crime fiction under the name Benjamin Black—he has said that books written under his own name, like The Sea, can take up to five years to write, while books written under his pseudonym are finished in under five months.

Friday, December 5, 2014


"Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open."
Rose Wilder Lane (born December 5, 1886) was a highly respected journalist who wrote the first biography of President Herbert Hoover and is credited with coining the term "libertarian movement." However, she is best known for helping her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder, shape the Little House on the Prairie series.

Whenever happiness decides to appear, it's a truly wonderful thing!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Strong words~

"I like good strong words that mean something… "

Louisa May Alcott (born November 29, 1832), grew up in an iconoclastic household. Her parents were transcendentalists who later established a utopian community, and when she was a teenager the Alcotts were part of the Underground Railroad. Though her beloved book, Little Women, was based on her relationship with her sisters, it paints a more conventional family picture.

Louisa's story is a story in itself~ what a resilient, strong woman!