Author. Welcome, friends!
I am from...big cities and tiny villagesgames and booksbeans and ricesmiles and tearskittens and puppiesI am from desire and thirst
I am from...crooked, leaning barnswinding trailsfields of bleating sheepand the crinkled pagesof a novel written in my own ink
I am fromtentless star-filled nightsmist-covered rain forestsrun down classroomsfilled with at risk teenssnow on spruce treesfox tracks on trailsfriends launching balloonsand celebrating life.
Mohave desert nightsrainstorm and sage brush brewingpioneer cart pushingpotato farmer gritpeople who loveeven when they might have been safer not to.
Okay, you want a poem-ish thing out of me, first thing in the morning??? Ha! That's not gonna happen. I'm not that talented first thing in the morning . . . or ever when it comes to poem-ish things!I am from . . .Big city burbs, to small town curbs, and back to big city burbsloving partner, cats and dogs, circle of friendsmargaritasblogger, and facebook, and twitter tooinspiration at 2 AM, in the shower, in the carcontentment at homeOkay, it's craptastic, but I told you I wasn't poem-ish!S
I am fromsmall towns with big skiesthird world islandsmisty mountainsplain spokenhard-workingloud, lovingpeople of the worldI am not a poet :)
Sharon: lovely. I can see the big cities and small towns, feel the hunger.LT: what a perfect image of the barn and sheep and ..wait! you wrote your novel out in ink? either way, it's a lovely picture.Paul: yes, I can see those being your images. fox trails, tentless sleep outs. gorgeous.Terresa: ah, a little prickle in my heart for those who love even when it is easier not to. poignant and important. lovely, Terresa.Scott: liar! you are a poet and you didn't know it :D that is a lovely image thread and I am impressed by the image of friends gathering and inspiration flashing and an overall sense of peace and love. very niceSolvangSherrie: why do you say you're not a poet? You are! that is tender and touching and really,really nice. "hard working, loud, loving people of the world." very well said.
Beautiful, Tess!I am from...down-home valuescomfort fooda world of booksfeely good friendsfamily so specialdreams into reality
CastlesAnd Luckgreen hillsand desert sandquiet eveningsswingsets and jungle gymswarm, sweet things from the ovenand feetyes, feetalways dancing.
Hmmm...Sunshine and tiger lillies,blue skies and fresh peaches,Coca-cola, Chic-fil-a,rolling, soft mountains and cold river water.A rolling savanna, a jungle dancingto the beat of a drum.Swirls of Indian color, the roar of the rushing wave.The sign "I love you" from Caribbean fingers, a lake as blue as the sea,and the longest river in the world. The AIDs patient, the orphan, leper-mother, sister, daughter,friend.
I love these! But I don't think I'm creative enough to just throw one out first thing in the morning. But I'll try.I am from--smileslast note of a songfluff and feathersfingerprints on the wallshugstestimony of truthideas in the middle of the nightcarpools and team momssnow on the mountainsWhat caller am I?laughing
Love this. Here's my hodgepodge.I am from:Rivers of dreamsDog-eared booksDisciplined stepsTickles circling the bellies of my kidsRooted promises tangled in truthA fever for GodUndying LoveButterfly hydrangeas bursting to lifeBarn doors and colonial prideA mind to live and a life to mind~ Wendy
I am from...carboard boxesmoving vanscrew cutscountry, duty, disciplinefragmented memorieslaughter & horseplayshallow roots
I thouroughly enjoyed reading all of these, but I'm saving my creative juices for my rewrites. If I get some major inspirations I'll stop by later with some wordage. :)
Janna: feely good friends and comfort food .. nothing better in the world than that.Storyqueen: I want to comment on your beautiful thread but can only think HOORAY FOR YOUR GOOD NEWS!Kristen: what a world of experiences you are enjoying and participating in. a life truly lived, I think.Superpaige: it is perfectly you! a note of a song, a laugh, 'what caller am I?'. So full of life..just like you.Wendy: love the line, 'barn doors and colonial pride'. that speaks to me.DL: this makes me want to know more .. a military life? the image of cardboard boxes and crew cuts is strong and well done here.Susan: okay. it's easier than it seems, really :)
Okay let's see:I am fromMountainous hills,Winding to heaven.Warm houses glow, With the safety from wind.Short and sweet! Thanks Tess! =)
I am fromfrench endearments and english nanniesgrandmother's embracecreeks that freezeponds wiggling with lifetrees dripping sweetnessoceans that beckonstars too many to count
I am from...emotion and musicbare branches against a blazing skyMama's muscadine hull preservessalt-drenched breezes and grassy dunesbacon-egg-cheese-grits morningsdimpled dry wit and sparkling eyeschildren's laughterbook dreamssleeping in
What a beautiful, moving post! I am from...purple desert mountainsorange grove adventuresneverending kittenstadpole plagued retention basinspancake breakfastsmother's smiletiny fingers curled around minepreteen tears and wild laughterbook dreamingcrit groupsThanks for this. :)
This is a fabulous post!I am fromthe dairy farmsimpler timesbike rideswind in the trees.
I am fromleaning sheds covered with kudzuspiderwebs on sweaty skindamp red clayticks bursting on lit matchesthe smell of honeysuckle thick in a creek bottomold bullets in old treesand secrets whispering through the pines
CarolynV: mountainous hills winding to heaven..what a perfect image.Tricia: really? English nannies? I'm sooo intrigued..Lotusgirl: such beautiful images, thanks for sharing them. sleeping in ... a favorite of mine, too. Rare, but precious.AbbyA: I can hear the pre teen laughter from here. Beautiful stuff.Elana: how amazing the difference between all of these are! Love yours, girl. It suits you, somehow.Amy: "spiderwebs on sweaty skin"..what are you a WRITER or something? man, that's a beautiful image.
OMg, this is far too much pressure. But very cool to read others' :)
I am fromblack dirt with the promise of a good crop,endless melodies,big families,a house made of boy heaven,dramatic scenes,Holy Spirit,Hope.
I am from:everywhere (the legacy of a pilot's child)a long line of storm stalkers who follow lightning trackslate nights and secrets whispered to sistershiding the last brownie from a hungry brotherchocolate partiesGrimm's fairy talesplains and mountainsnight skieslove
PJ: no stress, friend :)Mary: 'boy heaven' - love that.Sarah: really? storm stalkers? Now, that's cool!
When I lived in Texas, my dad and I would watch storms together. The bigger the better, and if it was after dark where you could see the lightning? Great!
Sarah: you must write that into a novel. you must.
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