fighting for words

The month of April gave us a new granddaughter and brought news of my father’s illness. May is almost gone and as it fades into June my father is still in the hospital and we are dealing with what he is leaving behind. This is a new space for me to be in and I […]

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Twitter Project day 30 – and in the end

“And, in the end, the love you take/ Is equal to the love you make.” Paul McCartney It is the last day of April, the last day of poetry month and the last day of my twitter project. The journey has been a useful experiment and experience. I am richer for it and my writing […]

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Twitter Project day 29 – small beauty

I live in a beautiful place, a beautiful space. It breathes for me. Holds my blood. Moves my heart. Right now the landscape is bursting with yellow as the broom blooms in ditchs and fields. Broom is an invasive unwanted plant here. It is edging out the native plants and there is a constant effort […]

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Twitter Project day 28 – of rows and columns

The better part of two days spent doing our taxes. Lots of paper litter, receipts and notes to self scattered about. But they are Done! It’s difficult to shift gears at this moment. From numbers and things in lines and boxes to words and feelings. and so these words came: out of line outlawed & […]

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Twitter Project day 27 – another story

A green and smoky day as a neighbour clears his land. I feel for the space that was. The trees and shrubs that now lie in smouldering heaps. But with the cleared space comes refreshed earth and a potential for new growth. Two sides to every story. back to my line “and the hands woo, […]

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Twitter Project day 26 – words on wording

what words come willing? which must be coaxed with tiny crumbs of food,chocolate & small promises? which words must be dragged in screaming? I’m still thinking about words and how they are influenced by what I’ve read, seen on television, heard on the street etc. Today the word stoic jumped into my head as I […]

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Twitter Project day 25 – working words

will this word in your hand work for you? be your friend, maybe your lover? will this word be tamed shaped changed strung on a chain & worn? More words from the exercise piece. I don’t know if I want to go in this direction but I will play it out for a day or […]

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Twitter Project day 24 – having a word

Doing a gig for/with our writing group the Sooke Scribblers reminded me of some of the writing exercises we’ve done in the past. A fun one involved making a list of nouns and a separate list of verbs and then coming up with a poetic line using the noun and verb . The verbs would […]

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Twitter Project day 23 – (24-1) – a day late

Sometimes life rises up like a small tsunami. You think you’ve got your canoe nice and steady, you’re floating along and then the wave comes. Friday was a wave day. It started out busy and under control/calm but with the wave came unexpected extra work and a timeline that had to be met if I […]

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