Author Archives: Christina's Words

“And I know what it means to be alive” – Vol. 42

“—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 […]

Spiders and Black Cats and Wolves, Oh My! Vol. 2r (repost)

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, […]

“but the rain is full of ghosts tonight” – Vol. 40 (LIT)

“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 […]

“is this a message, finally, or just another day?” – Vol. 38

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 […]

“If you’re afraid of a journey, don’t buy shoes” – Vol. 37

Originally posted on Lipstick and Laundry:
“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…

“My hair is being pulled by the stars again” – Vol. 36 (LIT)

“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 […]

Words, Words, Words (and an announcement) – Vol. 35

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 […]

Three Little Birds – Vol. 33

“Now comes the long blue cold. And what shall I say but that some bird in the tree of my heart is singing.” ~ Mary Oliver, Red Bird: Poems *** This weekend, bird, bird, bird … bird is the word. Or is it birds are the Words? Is a bird in the hand really worth two […]

“Sin and love and fear are just sounds” – Vol. 32 (LIT)

“I am overwhelmed with things I ought to have written about and never found the proper words.” – Virginia Woolf, Diaries Volume One 1915-1919  We visit the new 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 […]

There I Go, Rising (a tribute to Maya Angelou) – Volume 31

I learned a valuable lesson from Dr. Maya Angelou, one that helps me look at myself–and others–through the eyes of pragmatic compassion: “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”  Her death saddens me beyond (my own) words. Funny how it is her own words that now […]