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You can learn more about Jonn and his music, including some sampling of his sounds on his website  http://www.thousandstar.com/index2.html

“Night Orchid” by Jonn Serrie inspired me to write…

A smoky, dusky café by the water’s edge
Evening time
Boats drifting quietly by
The soft sound of rippling water.

People sipping coffee or wine
Talking among themselves

A haunting sound in the background.


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Listening to Jonn’s beautiful music, I was inspired to write the two pieces with the titles below.  I wrote these a few years ago and want to share them again.

Century Princess” 
I look, then blink
To see
As if in a dream

Yes, she is there
Somewhere in there
Through the trees

I see her
Then I don’t
And wonder
If I am dreaming

She is all in white
A gauzy kind of white
She moves as though floating

I hear her
A sound
As if she is singing

I try to catch up to her
But, never quite able to reach her.


“Le Tresor”
My love for you
Is so very deep within me

It fills my very soul
And every fiber of my being

My love for you
Is quiet and gentle
Soft and passionate
And kind

I love you
Far beyond
The furthest reaches
Of the universe.

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I give it all to you, Lord Jesus
This mind
This soul
This heart
The spirit within
I am letting go

Letting it all go
All the muddled thoughts
All the mixed emotions
All the confused feelings
Too much, too many
Have scarred the very essence
Of this being

I give to you
This empty vessel
This blank slate
For you to make it new
For you to fill it up
Fill it to overflowing
With Your goodness
Your grace
Your light
Your love

Write what you will
On this blank slate
That is me
Waiting to be cleansed
And renewed
With Your Spirit, Lord Jesus

Copyright October 24, 2008

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Just Lovely

Another beautiful day of sunshine
Another lovely moonlit night

I feel like fine aged wine
Beside my loving Knight

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Ok, I must stop doing everything else including trying to keep up with my blogger friends’ posts and write my own post.

“Into the Fire: The Sun Celebrates Personal Writing

To write about ourselves in a way that touches others and reminds them of our fundamental connectedness we must be willing to take a leap — with all our passion, fear, and longing — into the fire.”

What a great experience…meeting wonderful people, enjoying great food, and learning more about writing and the writing life.

The Front Porch by Ann Marquette

June 1st ~ about 4:45 pm I finally arrived at the Rowe Camp & Conference Center and parked in the gravel parking area by the Farmhouse where I had a bed in a dorm room upstairs.  The dorms had bunk beds, and thankfully I got there in time to get one of the lower bunks.  I love the entrance to the Farmhouse with a rocking chair front porch with rockers and a couple of benches.  Once in the front door there is a little foyer with two rocking chairs in front of a mural painted wall.

I went to the desk to register and as I looked to the right into the large room, like a big living room with a piano and a great fireplace.  Some of the attendees were already gathered with coffee in hand and chatting.  Once I dumped my bags on my bed I went down to join the others.

Of course I had to get a cup of coffee first.  As many of us milled around in the living room; a few out on the back deck and one or two walking around the property, there was a lot of networking and interesting conversation going on.  Then the hors d’oevres came out.  Most of us took a little plate and made our choices, which we enjoyed while we continued to chat.

Between 7 and 7:30 PM we were called into the dining room where we stood in a circle around the edges of the room.  The facilitator introduced herself and explained the process for the weekend, house rules, and where we would meet up after dinner.  We took our seats, wherever we wanted.  Then the chef and a couple of his helpers came out with the bowls and plates of food on trolleys.  The chef introduced himself and explained what was for dinner and finished with a cheerful “enjoy.”  This was done before each meal over the weekend.  Although they don’t serve any meat, poultry, or fish it didn’t matter.  The food was amazing.  It was all healthy and delicious.  Each meal included either homemade bread or muffins; and homemade desserts.

After enjoying the delicious food and conversations with those at our tables it was off to the Rug Room in another building, a short walk up the road.  This was the official opening session with a welcome message and orientation, contributors’ notes, and author reading.

Lovely Entrance Exit by Ann Marquette

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Perfect time for this challenge since I have plenty photos, thanks to 4th of July.

4th July First One by Ann Marquette

4th of July 2012 by Ann Marquette

More 4th of July Celebrations by Ann Marquette

One more 4th of July by Ann Marquette

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It is amazing how “great minds think alike” 🙂  He he he!   Today’s post by my friend Aaron von Frank was like he had walked through my brain 🙂  For a long time now I’ve been thinking everything he mentions in this post.  It is all so true.  Maybe this is why I have not been spending so much time on social media and taking longer to post to my blog.

There are other important things in life to focus on more often.

Do check it out and feel free to leave him a comment.


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