“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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Stand up for what is beautiful, Give it up for the ones that try. Oh the art is the reason that we came here, Take a bow together we fight. *** Hi everyone and welcome to this weekend’s Words, which is all about we the artists! Now some of you are thinking “but wait, I’m […]

Welcome to the first Long Island Iced Tea edition of Words. The weather is warming up (for most of us), and what else tastes as good as a tall glass of iced tea on a warm day? … Long Island Iced Tea, of course. A little bit of this, a little bit of that, and […]

“A poem begins with a lump in the throat; a homesickness or a love sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” ― Robert Frost  *** Don’t pick a fight with a poet.Don’t raise your […]

  “You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” […]

With Jennie and I both a tad under the weather this week, we dip into the archives again for one of my favorite volumes. This originally appeared on RoS on 4/13/13, just over a year ago. I hope you all enjoy it too. We’ll see you next weekend with a Writing edition to follow-up last week’s […]

“Beware Those Who Are ALWAYS READING BOOKS” ~Charles Bukowski, The Roominghouse Madrigals: Early Selected Poems, 1946-1966 Happy Weekend, friends! We hope the past two weeks have treated you kind and that, if you are on the top half of the globe, Spring is putting a little extra spring in your step. It’s butterfly season, is it […]

We dip into the archives this weekend to revisit the topic of Choice. This volume was originally published December 1, 2012 on RoS, though we did add a couple of images below. Have a wonderful weekend everyone, Jennie and Christy ~~~ “This is the sound of one voice One spirit, one voice The sound of […]