In Celebration of Poetry

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April is National Poetry Month here in the US. I thought I would share one of my favorite poems by one of my favorite writers. The Negro Speaks Of Rivers by Langston Hughes I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.   My soul has grown deep like the rivers.   I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the […] Read more...

She Let Go…

I had to share this beautiful piece, by Ernest Holmes which I saw over at the blog of  BikramYogChick. This is so beautiful. So beautiful. Enough Said. She Let Go “She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go. She didn’t ask anyone for […] Read more...

2011 Reading Challenge – the Inveterate Joiner strikes again

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“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”  ~ Ernest Hemingway So after [almost] completing the #Reverb10 Challenge back in December (I responded to all but 2 prompts) I clearly needed some other challenge to sign up for.  I just can’t help myself. This challenge is one near and dear to my heart because it involves something that I do all the time anyway – READING. My favorite thing  to do in the entire world, besides spending time with those I love.  Although, depending on what I’m reading that’s sometimes a toss up. I have joined the 2011 Reading Challenge […] Read more...

Quote:Writing to experience the world

Had my credentials been in order I would never have become a writer. Had I been blessed with even limited access to my own mind there would have been no reason to write. I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. (Joan Didion, “Why I Write,” The New York Times Magazine, December 5, 1976. I absolutely LOVE this quote. Love it, love it, love it. Did I mention that I love it?? It comes courtesy of a great blog I recently discovered, Quotes About Creative Women. It is […] Read more...

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