“—we can lie on the bed and imagine ourselves away—” – Allen Ginsberg, Collected Poems 1947-1997    *** If I lay here If I just lay here Would you lie with me And just forget the world? Forget what we’re told Before we get too old Show me a garden That’s bursting into life Let’s […]

“Luna had decorated her bedroom ceiling with five beautifully painted faces: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, and Neville. They were not moving as the portraits at Hogwarts moved, but there was a certain magic about them all the same: Harry thought they breathed. What appeared to be fine golden chains wove around the pictures, linking them […]

Where oh where did the time go? Funny, I usually find myself asking a similar question right after Halloween, where oh where did the candy go? We resurrect a little something special for you this week…no tricks at all, just lots of delicious calorie-free treats Words style. A post from last year about this time, our second volume, […]

“So many things I would have done / But clouds got in my way.” – Joni Mitchell, Both Sides Now We visit the Long Island Iced Tea (LIT) series this weekend for a special mix of Words on love, regret, longing, and aging. Or in other words, life. We hope you enjoy the selections. If you spot a favorite, or have one […]

“I miss you. I missed you even when I was with you. Back at the camp, it wasn’t you who did it. You were wrong, because I’m still here, and you could be too and he could be. I know the answer – I know why.” ~Michonne *** You may have noticed Words has been […]

Good morning and a Happy Weekend to you all! Summer is in full swing around here–though I know for many, Winter is howling and moaning its chilly call. No matter your weather, hopefully this totally random mix of words will bring some sunshine to your soul while you’re reading. This weekend’s randomness comes mostly from […]

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“It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.” — Ursula K. Le Guin Thank you Michelle for inviting Words for the Weekend to join in your “Life is a Highway” series! We’re honored to be featured with so many talented writers…

“I warned you clearly An omnivorous poet, I eat everything.” – Elvira Riveiro Tobío, from “Carnia Haikai“ We visit the Long Island Iced Tea (LIT) series this weekend for a potpourri of words; a little bit of this, a little bit of that, but when mixed together, go down pretty smoothly. We hope you enjoy the selections. Have […]

This week’s selections are a sampling of some of the most popular posts we’ve run at our daily Words site, Words for the Year. Are you following us there yet? It’s one post per day (sometimes two if both Jennie and I post), usually a poem or a quote. It’s a low-key, no-pressure site; comments and […]

“They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, “Can he name a kitten?” ~Samuel Butler *** Since last week was for the Birds, what better topic for this week than Cats? Since birds and cats go together like, well, like, Sylvester and Tweety. As dogs chase […]