Unintentionally Blank

Unintentionally Blank

Anyone who has attempted the craft of writing, for any amount of time, will encounter those moments we call writer's block when you look at the blank page and feel daunted by the task of putting words to life. Sometimes I look back and find a page in my journal or an opened note in my computer that was left blank. One such incident served as inspiration for this poem: Unintentionally Blank.

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A Million Lifetimes

A Million Lifetimes

Shehezerade is the heroine of the Arabian classic storybook, A Thousand and One Nights. Story-telling and love are both intoxicating. To me, one of the most iconic and romantic images is of lovers in a tent near an oasis in the desert under a night sky lit by a million stars. This poem is excerpted from, Agave Nectar, the 5th collection of love poems in my series published annually for Valentine's Day.

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Magic

Magic

For me, there is no shortage of magic in the world, only in the eyes and ears we bring to it. When we live with a spark in our eyes, a flame in our hearts, and a light in our soul, the world is a supernatural wonder, a kaleidoscope of ever-changing beauty, even amid the misery and craziness we often must endure in ourselves and in life. How do you keep the flame in your heart alive?

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What Train Travel Does

What Train Travel Does

I wrote this poem while traveling on Amtrak across the USA, starting with the California Zephyr  from Sacramento to Chicago and then the Capitol Limited from Chicago to Washington DC. The photos show some of the amazing countryside of America. When do you feel off track in your life and when on track? what do you do to slip off the old robes that no longer fit who you are as you evolve in life?

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