Poetic Connections (Haiku Series #230)


Past links with today

Learning fills each tomorrow—

Venturing forward

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Day’s epiphany

Outside one’s kitchen window—

Another clue waits

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Preparing to share

Crafting yet another verse—

Soul opening up

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Writer’s Destinations (Haiku Series #225)


Early morning hour

Imagination gathers—

Reflections within

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Evening’s new anchor

Thinking, reflecting sunset—

Walking beach again

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Writer’s empty page

Searching vibrant reflections—

Written words transform

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Life’s Green Light (Haiku Series #224)

Novel Song

Every precious day

With another step taken—

Rhythm’s magic leads

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Tenacity Steps In

Three strikes and you’re out

New inning, second chances—

Back in batter’s box

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Writer’s Freedom

Feeling reclusive

Feeds introvert’s humbleness—

Autographing prose

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William Stanley Merwin Quotes

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The story of each stone leads back to a mountain.

Poetry is a way of looking at the world for the first time.

William Stanley Merwin (W. S.) was an American poet with over 50 books of poetry and prose.  Over his lifetime (1927-2019), he was honored with numerous awards:  including the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1971 and 2009) and becoming United States Poet Laureate in 2010.  

Virginia Woolf Quotes

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Books are the mirrors of the soul.

Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) was an English writer who was a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness with her narratives’ voice.

Julian Barnes Quotes

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In life, every ending is just the start of another story.

The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature:  only then can he see clearly.

Julian Barnes (born 1946) is an English writer.  He has also written fictional crime dramas under the pseudonym of Dan Kavanagh.

O. Henry Quotes

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The true adventurer goes forth aimless and uncalculating to meet and greet unknown fate.

I’ll give you the whole secret to short story writing.  Here it is.  Rule 1:  Write stories that please yourself.  There is no Rule 2.

O. Henry, the pen name of William Henry Porter (1862-1910), was an American writer who mastered the art of crafting short stories.

Billy Collins Quotes

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While the novelist is banging on his typewriter, the poet is watching a fly in the windowpane.

The trouble with poetry is that it encourages the writing of more poetry.

Billy Collins (born 1941) is an American poet who served as America’s Poet Laureate from 2001 to 2003.  He has published several collections of his poetry.

Mary Roach Quotes

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A bright light at the end of a tunnel can seem warm and inviting, or it can seem mysterious and terrifying.

All good research–whether for science or for a book–is a form of obsession.

Mary Roach (born 1959) is an American author who specializes in writing with themes about science and humor.

Monday Memories: A Writer’s Way

silhouette of trees and mountain under blue starry sky

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Discovering words with something to say

Penning poems and stories every day


Draining cups of coffee, right on cue

Feeling emptiness, like singing the blues


Holding on to thoughts, waiting to give birth

Sailing onward, words waiting to unearth


Painting with dazzling textures, shapes, and hues

Viewing sketches, filling these eyes with clues


Searching for future poems, like twinkling stars

Linking verses while traveling to Mars


Crafting words, really not science you see

Navigating this writer’s mind, feeling free


Seeking prose, lost deep in this writer’s soul

Uncovering a few, making each day full


Looking for stories, over each rainbow

Finding inspiring words, eager to flow


Drinking more coffee, than one should consume

Creating endless text, now ready to bloom


Grasping this pen, creating one more tune

Drafting a masterpiece, ready by Noon


Writing encounters monumental quests

Hoping these words will always pass all tests


Honoring these writing moments, so sweet

Dreaming of fashioning each splendid treat

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