Monday, January 30, 2012

Haiku Monday - Rain...

eye rain. eyes rain tears
from heavy heart cloud cover.
watching for sunshine.


have you ever watched
the sun shine while it's raining?
Sunshower blessing.


the tick-tick-tick on
thirsty leaves and dusty grass.
soothing lullaby.


it's raining haiku
like it does every Monday.
come get your pen wet.


Anonymous Boxer is hosting this week's
Haiku Monday.
The topic is RAIN and she's having a
published poet do the judging.

You're not gonna let a little rain keep you away, are you?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

more than a moment...

dark stretches,
and smothers
light and air and dream.
fatally everlasting.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Backstory repeat from my archives...

Blog readership changes over time.
I have some new readers who have asked
to know a bit more about me.

I'm linking to a post from 2007 that includes
more links to the story that ultimately brought
me to begin blogging in 2006. Click here.

For those who have already read those posts, or
prefer not to, may I suggest that you begin to
ponder what you will enter in next week's
Haiku Monday Contest. Beautiful Boxer is this week's winner
and has already picked the topic: Rain.
Boxer is an absolute hostess with the mostest, so
don't be surprised if she offers you some of her Tofu Vodka.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I wish I were a tiger...

This big fella looks like I feel.
I want to beat up someone.
Take out my frustrations by inflicting damage.
...and then just calmly saunter away,
never to be heard from again.
bah. I'm in a sucky mood.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Haiku Monday - beauty...

This week's Haiku Monday is
hosted by the lovely Anya.
The topic she chose is: beauty.


Can you hear beauty?
Listen to a loved one's laugh.
That's hearing beauty.


the first time I saw
your eyes, your sky blue eyes, I
fell into beauty.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

someday home...

I want a house
with high ceilings
and low floors.
windows never
closed, no locks on the doors.
"welcome friends" on
the mat,
chairs stuffed
and comfy fat.
food in the fridge,
books on the shelves.
don't hesitate
to help yourselves.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Haiku Monday - treasure...

Words. Masterfully
composed. Expressed vibrantly.
Finessed image. Words.

Mel Fisher, late of
Key West, found his hidden in
a sunken ship's ribs.

Follow the yellow
brick road. But stay away from
fields of poppies.

This week's Haiku Monday is being hosted by

The deadline to submit haiku is 9 pm Monday.
There will be voting (until 6 pm Tuesday)to determine
the winner.
Click on the link to read all the details for the contest
and go to comments to read the entries.

Oh, yeah... the theme she chose is - Treasure.
(more but without visuals)

one treasure is that
it could be worse. Cherishing
breath, health, sanity.


oh, if I were to
walk the path that leads to you,
would X mark the spot?


Love that remains through
fire and storm and pain and fear.
Everlasting light.


at the age I am,
treasures change from those of youth.
Closer and smaller.


It may not look like
much from there but, from this view,
it is a fortune.


When you wish upon
a star, don't be blind to what
might already be.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Clarification needed...

In my haste to put together three posts for
one purpose, I may have muddled the info.

Scroll down a bit and you'll see three posts titled
"Pondering....... cards on sale".

I'm offering them here, on this blog, for $5.00 each.
Because I am a lazy cuss I didn't change the price
at the store blog. Plus, using paypal seems to be an
unfriendly choice for lots of folks.

So. What I'm doing, if you'd like to buy some cards,
is asking that you email me and tell me what you want
and include a snail-mail address. And, since I'm not
using paypal for this, I'll take cash or check as payment.

$5.00 per card includes an envelope for each card & shipping.

There ya have it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pondering....... cards on sale

all cards are 5x7, acid free cardstock
$5.00 each with envelope
free shipping

do not order from the store.
Prices there are higher.

email your order to me at-
beauvoirglass at aol dot com

Please send cash or check.

Pondering....... cards on sale

Pondering....... cards on sale

acid free cardstock

5 x 7, with envelope

$5.00 each, free shipping

email your order to
beauvoirglass at aol dot com

Do not use paypal, send cash or check.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Haiku Monday - Nocturnal...

someone is awake
somewhere. writing, perhaps, or
just wondering why.

morning glory sleeps
while moonflower opens to
her night moth feeding.


night falling on the
horizon, pushes away
last arms of the sun.

This week's Haiku Monday is hosted by Scout
and she chose the topic - Nocturnal.
Seventeen syllables divided into
three lines of 5-7-5.

Everyone is welcome to play.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Responding, Lt. Michael Morse...

Michael Morse, at Rescuing Providence,
has had his second book published
and it is now on sale.

I read his first book and loved it.
This one looks to be as good or better.
Please click the link above and buy the book.
He is a life saver with tales well told.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

forget the pumpkins, there's frost on the Palm Trees...

Holy Geebus Mickey Mouse.
It was 28 here last night and tonight will be
the same or worse. Pity me, dammit.
My source of heat for any cold spell is layered
clothing and a heating pad in bed.

It's been two weeks of winter according to
the calendar and I think that's enough for
anyone. Even you yankees.

In other news you probably don't want to know,
I spent some time in the ER on Christmas Day.
Details of the condition are not important and
all is well now. However.

I'm still unemployed and without health insurance.
I put off going to the ER until I had no choice because
the thought of another large bill was nerve-wracking.
(In October, I went to a clinic I thought was connected
with the local hospital for treatment of a painful and
completely clogged ear. Office visit, ear flush and four
prescriptions later, I was out over $400. Turned out
to be a bad inner ear infection. Spending $400 hurt worse.)

So... Christmas Day.
I was received politely, quickly and efficiently. I was
also the only patient in the ER, but still, in and out in
less than an hour. All good.

When I told them I had no insurance, I was told 'no problem'...
they would see if I qualified for some kind of financial
assistance. As in emergency Medicaid.
Today I found out that, no, I do not. Why not?
Because I have no children under the age of 18, I am not
pregnant, nor am I disabled. Took about 30 seconds to
make that determination. Being unemployed and without
insurance had no bearing on the decision. At all.

Now, I am waiting to talk to the billing office at the
hospital to find out what the total amount owed is and
what kind of payment plan can be arranged. Terrific.
Like I need another bill. How far can a person stretch
$275 a week (before taxes)?
I guess I paid property taxes for 25 years so other people
could get health care.

If there is a light at the end of this tunnel, it has yet
to come into view.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Haiku Monday - new beginnings...

with any minute
of any day in our life,
we can start anew.


every midnight ends
one and begins another.
repeats endlessly.

This week's Haiku Monday challenge is hosted by
Aunty Belle and the topic she chose is:
New Beginnings.

Certainly appropriate for the first week of 2012,
wouldn't you say? Click on the link to her blog
up there, read her rules and join in the fun.