Ready, or: Here she comes

An American sentence: Growing in self-confidence, a child visits her friend unchaperoned. 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. He felt that removing the… Continue reading Ready, or: Here she comes

The most essential ingredient in effective communication…

Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.-Stephen Covey (1932 โ€“ 2012) To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.-George MacDonald (1824 โ€“ 1905) He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.-Lao Tzu (6th century BCE) The… Continue reading The most essential ingredient in effective communication…

Dive, or: Drown

Poetry Partners #30 'Dive', a poem by Martha Anewa of 'a young writer's mind' Time to dive into the words you spoke to me, The day you told me you loved me and I thought it was a lie, How little of love I knew back then, Now I'm drowning in the fountain of love.… Continue reading Dive, or: Drown

When a naked person offers you a shirt…

I don't trust people who don't love themselves and tell me, 'I love you.' โ€ฆ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.-Maya Angelou (1928 โ€“ 2014) P.S. I have a personal fondness for Maya Angelou that goes beyond my appreciation for her art. I very… Continue reading When a naked person offers you a shirt…