THANK YOU SO MUCH!
@bodyandsoulnourishmentblog for this delightful invitation. Everyone, do visit Amira’s impressive blog — you will be wonderfully cuddled.
My writing experience began three years ago with an informal writing group and Voila!…am expressing joy, gratitude and thanking God for life with Haibun, Haiku, Cinquain poem, free verse and short stories accompanied with beautiful art. Here are some samples:
Watercolor by Janet
“I AM FROM’ POEM
I am from an international medley
An eclectic magnet for life
I am from tenacious gypsy spirit
In style and relationships
I am from orthodoxy to unconventional thoughts
I am from writing from the heart
With God’s beauty and grace
Dear Friends, I highly recommend you compose your own “I Am From” poem. I’ve written several and each rendition seem to reflect an evolution of self knowledge – you too will be happily surprised.
HAIBUN AND HAIKU
House Abandoned to the Insects by Charles E. Burchfield
Recently my husband drove us down memory lane of his Alabama countryside childhood. We forged ahead on dusty paths, turned and circled about until he spotted the land he lived on for 12 years. This painting from Burchfield captures what was left behind so long ago.
RUNNING WILD TALL GRASS
BAMBOO CANE IN HAND – GOING
FISHING FOR SUPPER
…besides stoning snakes; plucking berries along the way…
Lord, I’ve broken your heart
Yet you still love me
You gave me a nickel off the pavement
PENSIVE WITH NOTEBOOK
SWIRLING CURSIVE MEMORIES
SIPPING BON CAFE’
SHORT STORY – LONG FOR HIM
My son, Christopher, occasionally sends me postcards from Vashon, Washington. Each postcard reflects a moment of where his life is taking him, especially by the words he writes on them. I cherish them all because it is good to know where he is trekking. There, his life seems stable, he’s blooming according to his passions and talents. I believe he has found some degree of happiness and that notion comforts me greatly.
The rest of this story depends on him. I hope one day to complete this, my first short story, with him at my side.
MY BLOG CAME INTO BEING with a nudge from Sharon, an experienced author and spiritual director. She is my delight and I am her muse. And thanks to WordPress, the Scribe for Love ponders and writes, adding prayer, meditation and God’s Grace to the mix and my newfound passion and joy type the characters. One very important ingredient is how well I have been received by every visitor, follower and blogger, so thank you all for your wonderful support. We are an amazing creative community from which we can each springboard to greater heights of “love, peace and truth.”
WELCOME NEW BLOGGERS
with a few blogging tips:
- Decide what you want to achieve through your writing; be true to your self worth and beliefs; write out your passions; avoid moralizing, negative and sad commentary. Make writing fun; explore new writing styles; express yourself with compassion and good humor – makes us laugh!
- Create a colorful blog with reflective images; change the homepage look frequently; keep it error free and simple.
- Develop a good rapport with everyone who taps into your blog; build friendships with other writers and promote their good works.
- Writing from the heart becomes a wealth of topics to share with the world.
HAPPY TO CHOOSE 7 CANDIDATES
(who inspire me)
FOR THIS AWARD:
Jennifer Rundlett – God Thru the Arts
Inspire Someone Today by Wael
Amira, I close this conversation with grateful affection; let’s rebound with wondrous exchanges. In awe – this – my second award.
To my international blogging fellows, let’s keep up this powerful and inspiring dialogue!
May the good Lord guide and protect you in all of your daily endeavors.
sincerely, your scribe for love, truth and peace
Nothing Can Separate by Robyn Sand Anderson