All posts tagged: poetry

Creativity, it’s Cathartic

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Family / Life / Love

I’ve been immersing myself in creativity and self-expression. Sounds like I have notions doesn’t it? I’m sure I do, lots of them and sure why shouldn’t I? My second week of creativity bootcamp is coming to an end and what have I got to show for it? Has the house descended into chaos and are the children and Darren starving for want of a good dinner and a bit of attention? Not at all! If […]

Poetry, Words and Song

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Books / Poetry / Walt Whitman

I have always loved the written word. I don’t think I have ever just read a book, I devour them. I can remember receiving red faux leather bond copies of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre,  Frances Hodgsons Burnett’s The Secret Garden, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Charles Dickens Great Expectations to name a few. The front cover of each was embossed in a gold print and I remember tracing the letters […]

#100happydays Day 30

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#100happydays / Friendship / Life, Love, Family

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.  ~Fyodor Dostoevsky This morning a little package of happiness arrived with the postman. A very dear friend of mine has had a book of her poetry published. I ordered a copy online when it came out and I love it. […]