his first months of life were spent in a shoe box

in the top dresser drawer wrapped in

a very warm blanket

poor folks incubator

fed with a dropper the midwife offered

very little chance for survival

his momma named him


from a fragile start

he weathered the storms of life

grew into an oak



For RonovanWrites

A Freku

A combination of a freeverse poem summed up by a haiku

Writer’s Quote Wednesday

This is my entry for Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”
—Nathaniel Hawthorne

I can truly relate to this. A 3 line poem at times has taken me 2 days. And in the end I am still not sure it’s any good, I’ve just grown tired of lugging it around.

Now onto my quote about Christmas, it goes as follows:

“The knowing is easy. It’s the doing that gives us trouble”

Vannetta Chapman

Enough said on this one I think.

Pat R


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Black & White


Photo credit : National Geographic

white light of the sun
invading the cool blackness
in hidden canyons

Pat R


For RonovanWrites

This one sent me to the dictionary, yeah, this (the quote below) is where the “white” light came from. This, after asking the question “what color is moonlight?” But as you can see, I didn’t go there. Aah! The creative process..

“….Moonlight is simply the white light of the sun reflecting off the gray surface of the moon…”


Writer’s Quote Wednesday

I am participating in  Writer’s Quote Wednesday, a collaboration between Ronovan Writes and also on twitter  #BeWow

  1. “It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does”.

William Faulkner

  1. “The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak”.

Frederich Nietzsche

  1. “A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down…If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book, nothing can help him”.

Edna St. Vincent Milla

This one made me laugh out loud while being more that a little scary.

For a little further reading on each writer click the link on their names. It will lead you to their biography.

Pat R



Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Today is Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at  Here are my offerings, a little on the colorful side.

“The first draft of anything is shit”.

-Ernest Hemingway

Lawd have mercy!! I can see crumpled pages sailing through the air toward the waste basket.

This is the second one:

“Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money”.

-Virginia Woolf

LOL!!   What a take!  Funnny!! Sounds like she had a cigar in one hand and a brandy snifter in the other when she said that one.

Now to other business

In the spirit of sharing a favorite poem (as suggested by the host of Silver Threading), below is the one I’ve chosen to share.

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]


i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

I just discovered this poem while watching a movie the other day.  In the scene it was recited at a wedding, one sister to another. I was deeply moved by it. Still haven’t quite figured out why yet, working on it. Yes. I have officially become a mess!



Writer’s Quote Wednesday

My quote today from a writer about writing is from someone I really should read more of. It goes as follows:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,  but people will never forget how you made them feel”
-Maya Angelou

Wow! How true is this? Something to think about.



Writer’s Quote Wednesday

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