Profiled by Ken Hume

One idea I've entertained (which has been done before by other bloggers) is to profile and/or interview fellow writers whose content I particularly enjoy. This is something that's long been on my back burner; and it will probably remain there for the foreseeable future because I'm simply too busy to invest myself in another new… Continue reading Profiled by Ken Hume

All that’s for me, or: For myself

Poetry Partners #89 A poem by Christine Bialczak of 'Stine Writing and Miniatures' Happy to know that life has my back even when sorrow has given me slack I swim in the glory of water outside The colors and feelings are the mood of inside. Nothing to bother me, no problems here Loved ones, my… Continue reading All that’s for me, or: For myself

Pause, or: Capture

An American sentence in 10 words: Do you #pause often enough to #capture tenderly special moments? What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total.… Continue reading Pause, or: Capture

Getting my prose on… (kinda, sorta)

I was going to write a blog post about my six-year-old daughter's fear of death; and then I wrote a poem about it [instead]. That's not to say that I've entirely abandoned the idea, as there's a lot for me to say on the matter, but... it's been hard for me to make progress on… Continue reading Getting my prose on… (kinda, sorta)

Rekindled by a spark from another person…

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.-Gertrude Stein (1874 โ€“ 1946) No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.-Alfred North Whitehead (1861 โ€“ 1947) If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better… Continue reading Rekindled by a spark from another person…

The essence of all beautiful art…

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.-Lionel Hampton (1908 โ€“ 2002) As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.-John F. Kennedy (1917 โ€“ 1963) Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or… Continue reading The essence of all beautiful art…

Granted, or: Gifted

A haibun There's no getting around it. Really, it's quite annoying that the object of my greatest gratitude is so self-evident to me. How can I pen a clever poem on a response that's so banal? I am thankful for the well-being of my 6ยพ-year-old daughter. She is healthy, smart, sweet, sensitive, and, most importantly,… Continue reading Granted, or: Gifted