Poetry & Prose

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hit Refresh to display this!Posts found in “Joyride To Egypt” are true accounts of my journey to Egypt. They chronicle my marriage to an Egyptian man after meeting him online, and only 50 days of correspondence.  I’m using my binders of printed emails as posts, so readers can watch this true love story unfold just as I did, and enjoy the whirlwind excitement of an internet romance that turned out more wonderful than any dream! These posts are treated separately in the Menu Section titled “Egypt” and can be found by Clicking Here

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"Speak To Me In Kisses..."

Posts found in “Poems” are poems I have written, usually on the spur of the moment, and sometimes in the middle of the night. Inspiration is like a lit fuse on a firework for me. She creates beautiful explosions of image and words for me, but she will disappear back into the darkness if I don’t capture her on paper, or on my Iphone more often these days, right away. Click on any of the following links for posts in this category:

Speak To Me In Kisses (Dec. 07, 2013)

Breaking Fast After Six Days Of Shawwal (Dec. 07, 2013)

Oh Cairo (Dec. 07, 2013)

Oh Cairo, Chapter 2 (Dec. 07, 2013)

Photo Poem: Oh Cairo, Chapter 2, Photo 1 of 10 (Feb. 18, 2014)

Photo Poem: Oh Cairo, Chapter 2, Photo 2 of 10 (Mar. 01, 2014)

Photo Poem: Oh Cairo, Chapter 2, Photo 9 of 10 (Mar. 07, 2014)

Time Is A Patient Spectator (Jan. 15, 2015)

Combing The Beach In Winter (Jan. 20, 2014)

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No One Could Ever Know

“Damn Cold Day!” (Jan. 27, 2014)

“There Was A Time When Things Were Different” (Feb. 3, 2014)

No One Could Ever Know (Feb. 10, 2014)

“Don’t Blame The Sinner” (Feb. 17, 2014)

Notorious Little Girl (Feb. 25, 2015)

Photo Poem: Brick And Mortar Outhouse (Mar. 02, 2014)

Photo Poem: I’ll Always Look Up To You (Mar. 27, 2014)

Poem: “Life Journey” – A Collaboration With Zara (Jul 12, 2014)

Photo Poem: The First Thing I Notice (Jul. 31, 2014)

Photo Poem: Leaving The Market (Aug 27, 2014)

Photo Poem: Doing The Dishes (Oct. 02, 2014)

Blog Action Day on Inequality, Oct. 16, 2014 – Poem: “She Was Born In The Respite Between Intifadas”

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Posts in “Photo Quotes” are short quotes which I have overlaid onto photos that illustrate the quote. I’m strongly attracted to quotes by Rumi, so this section will probably blossom as time passes!

The Nest In Rumi’s Rose Garden (Jul. 06, 2014)

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Posts in “My Articles for EdenKeeper” are RePosts of articles I have published on EdenKeeper.org, as a syndicated writer on Important Media Network. Click on any of the following links for posts in this category:

Egypt Illuminates Ancient Alleyways With Solar Light (June 20, 2014)

Rumi: Behind The Beauty Of The Moon Is The MoonMaker (Jul. 06, 2014)

The Donkey: Egypt’s Green Machine (Aug 30, 2014)

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Shatoetry with William Shatner Reciting my poem, "The Clouds Carry Embers of Decaying Memories"

Posts in “Shatoetry Videos” are poems I have written using the free Shatoetry App for Android. This is the greatest poem generator app ever. For anyone who enjoys refrigerator magnet poetry, who could ask for more? You get a free app with a huge list of free words, and it generates a short list for you, but then you can search and select from the full list of words any time while creating your ‘shatism’. Every word you select can be dragged and dropped anywhere on the page, which is a wonderful background image of William Shatner. You can select from several backgrounds, each with Bill in a different pose to compliment various styles of delivery. And speaking of delivery, every word you select has three distinctly different oral renditions recorded by Mr. Shatner, allowing you incredibly creative license with his famously recognizable voice.  Now you can make Captain Kirk say just about anything, and he will wrap it all up in a wonderful video for you to share with everybody! Click on any of the following links for posts in this category:

The Clouds Carry Embers Of Decaying Memories (Dec. 06, 2013)

The Moon Above Our Steps In The Snow (Dec. 07, 2013)

Peace Is A Time Traveler (Dec. 29, 2013)

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"Mom, I have a cold already!"

Posts in “SuperShort Stories” are are a self-imposed maximum of three paragraphs. These supershort stories are simple exercises in creative writing, based on plots generated by Plot Generator 1.3 Free App by ARCAPPS for Android. The stories are fictional, but some parts are true – I enjoy weaving my children’s lives into the story for the challenge and the fun. I also challenge myself to cover every detail in the generated plot, while keeping the story to three paragraphs, but this is a really tough challenge! Click on any of the following links for posts in this category:

I Have A Cold Already!  (Dec. 07, 2013)

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