Tuesday, August 28, 2007

TNG Tuesday

I am trying to bring a little sunshine to the universe-a little anti-clown therapy. Curious? Well head over to The Novelty Girls for a peek.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Poetry Train

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

“Do not do what I have done.” I heard my mother’s plea.
There was worry in her voice, worry for the future me.
“Do not wander aimless, better to grow roots instead.
You’ll be safer far than I am, don’t you know what lies ahead?”
Though the words were true and loving, bent on saving me from strife.
I was still surprised she couldn’t see the wonder of her life.
This woman, gypsy, faerie sprite
This friend to all she knew.
Had seen more world than most, and done things few would dare to do.
“You simply cannot run away, trust me child I know.”
But wouldn’t I be running if I settled? Can we grow,
If we do not walk in sunlight, never chase a rainbows end?
Never journey halfway round the world to help a needy friend?
Can we be happy if we are not true to who we are?
Is it right, that we lose sight of our own wandering star?
If my soul is a tree, then my roots grow in the hearts
of all those loves I’ve gathered on my journey since its start.
Watered with a million different vistas, different roads.
Fed by my imagination, life’s adventure my abode.
To respond I couldn’t find the words, so used Tolkien and Frost.
“I took the road less traveled” but “Not all who wander are lost.”

©R.G. Alexander

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Flu Derailed My Train!

I'm sorry-I know I said I'd be back this week. I just cant join in Poetry Monday today because I am feeling very under the weather. :( Aren't summer colds fun? Have a great Monday-I'll try to poke my head in on this week's participants.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Go Between

“Go Between” by Dayna Hart
Between two races that hate each other, at the doorway between two worlds, can Claire find the strength to be the emissary they all need?Book One of The Curtain Torn series.
Halfway through her twenties, her divorce, and a bottle of rye, Claire opens her birthday present—a “pressed fairy” book.One of the fairies is neither pressed, nor a picture.
He’s the sinfully sexy Dell, who’s been trapped inside the book for twenty years. The moment Claire frees him, goblins attack her house. Dell and Claire’s only option is to use a “Between”—a rift between their worlds—to escape into the land of Fae.There, Claire discovers the elven queen, Eliane, has a mission for her—one that has her keeping secrets from Dell. And ousting the goblins from her home is only the start.
Yay! I love Dayna's writing. Her world building is amazing, her characters compelling, her stories fire the imagination. This is book one in a series I am looking so forward to. Go to Samhain and grab a copy of Go Between today!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Poetry Monday

I'm sorry for all of these weeks of defection
My excuse? Am I hard on the path to perfection?
Or simply distracted, losing track of time?
Unable to type up the simplest rhyme.
My head full of stories, ears buzzing with voices.
My nerves shot with worry 'bout editing choices.
My pocketbook empty, my life a bit crazy.
What I had for dinner last night a bit hazy.
So sorry again for the time I've been gone
Next week, though, I promise-I'll have a new song. :)

R.G. Alexander