not-quite Journaling, 51
snowflakes polka dot New York
in a wintry shroud.
In my hearth, I fight frost’s bite
with inked feels and growing things.
3/14/2023: It’s is cold, windy, gloomy, and I don’t like it. But my books, plants, and the beef stew I made last night are wonderfully warming. So, there’s balance… sort of. How are things in your bit of the universe?
soar in the dark.
in a New York spring--
4/4/2023: Today would be a really good day to avoid New York City (the Orange Infection is scheduled to be arraigned in a Manhattan criminal court); the city will be a total mess. But I need a mammogram, and I refuse to let that… man change my routine. Besides, spring is springing, tomorrow is my birthday, and the sun is dancing kisses on my skin.
- for Poets and Storytellers United--Friday Writings #72: Writing About Writing.
Snowflakes and beef stew sound good to me. I also like the line about a threesome of girls living on the tip of your tongue!ReplyDelete
I could use some of that beef stew today, lol!Delete
threesome of girls living at the tip of my tongue... love it!!!!! And I don't say it enough - I do love your stitching/craft/erasure poems... I so want to learn how to make one.ReplyDelete
I hope you give stitched blackout poetry a go. It's therapeutic. And absolutely enjoyable.Delete
My you continue to soar in the dark and be kissed by the sunlight! That was all lovely to read; thank you.ReplyDelete
So mote it be!Delete
I love the idea of soaring in the dark but ah … that wonderful kiss in the sunlight. Wishing you better and better good health days!ReplyDelete
I love, love "I soar in the dark". But I'd never turn away the sun's affections either.ReplyDelete
Light and dark are best lived in balance.Delete
What a great photo of you receiving sun kisses! Happy belated birthday, Magaly.ReplyDelete
I sit at my desk, eyes focused on the monitor, mouth gaping ... your post must be my all time forever favorite. I would gladly be one of your three 'girls' and walk the cold grey streets of NYC with you. It is cold in Bend today but sunny which makes everything ok. Hurray for a long period of time till those pesky tests. Your smile is contagious.ReplyDelete
So glad you like it!Delete
Happy Belated Birthday Wishes.ReplyDelete
I do like that photograph of you :)
All the best Jan
Happy Birthday ! You are a very cosy girl with your book plants and beef stew, Spring will come soon and you'll be kissing sunshine all over the place. All those medical appointments are grim but necessary...nevertheless you look good...Take care...ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday in advance. That sun kiss was delightful. You are an indomitable spirit.ReplyDelete
"I soar in the dark" - Lovely! Do not let the darkness defeat you.ReplyDelete
Those Three Girls, look after them well, let them be your constant companions. A lot of people in your shoes would have given up long ago.
We are stubborn, all three of us.Delete
Youall had snow again last week? What a madly messed-up season. We had June-type weather. Most of the time Virginia and Pennsylvania are part of the same weather pattern with New York. Not this year. This has been the year New York hogged all the winter and left us none.ReplyDelete
It's important that there's documentation of that...one of the best things about the Internet. Thank you for the weather posts as well as the art and poetry.
The weather has been a bit mad lately.Delete
And your words continue to warm these old bone...even in the damp, sludginess that professes to be Spring here in my waterlogged garden XXXReplyDelete
Thank goodness for warm words!Delete
That prose poem, threesome of girls, is compelling. The idea of reading a novel that looks and feels like places in the Dominican Republic is gives a feeling of great anticipation. Happy writing!ReplyDelete
Happy Belated Birthday! i love each of these girls, and would love to read that novel when it is finished. (Sara McNulty)ReplyDelete
Thanks very much.Delete
That novel is drawing me in.ReplyDelete