Poetry is my passion, my diary, my therapist, my unsent letters to the world, my dreaming when awake. In writing about the personal I hope to reflect the universal and, would like to also think my style is accessible to even those who may not normally read poetry.

I love this community and the sharing of beautiful visual and written work, freindship and inspiration, that happens here and am so very pleased to be part of it. It has been for me both a lifeliine on some occasions and just a pure joy at others.

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  • Joined: September 2008


Totally irrelevant disconnected ramblings of a hopeless romantic nostalgic

After finding an old poem I wrote to my first love 28 years ago at nineteen and looking at rodeorosie’s latest beautiful image / Love Letter / while listening to the attached song, I was reminded of how far we have come in communication. Whether you twitter, text, bmail, email, Skype, or mobile phone it…don’t you think it’s just the most amazing thing that we can communicate in real…
Posted almost 8 years – 10 comments

life's small pleasures

This is something that brought some much needed and unexpected joy to me yesterday when someone sent it to me and I wanted to share it here with you lovely people in the hope that it may do the same for you. Some of you may have already seen it but …. / On Saturday, April 24th, over 30 members of the Opera Company of Philadelphia Chorus and principal cast members from the upcoming productio…
Posted over 8 years – 25 comments

The Blossomness of the Blossoms...other musings and the indulgent braggings of a doting aunt

I recently watched one of my favorite old videos of an interview with Dennis Potter, an English playright who has since passed away .The interview is incredible as it was done about 2 weeks before he passed away from cancer in 1994. He at one point in the interview speaks about how similar this is to childhood, when everything is felt so in the moment, the bad experiences seem to go on forever …
Posted almost 9 years – 17 comments

Melanie - the back up singer to the song of my youth

I was a bit of a misplaced sixties child in my late teens and twenties (during the early 80’s in fact) and was smitten by raw folk sound of Melanie Safka, her songs, her social commentary and :…. amazing poetry to music. Found them on You tube today and “Peace will come” brought tears to my eyes and took me back 26 years. ………… / [Video] / [Video]…
Posted about 9 years – 14 comments
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