The Search

>> 7.29.2013

Through the darkness wandering,

silent footfalls upon the ground, guided

by lantern glow and the ambient light

of a thousand-thousand stars piercing

the blue-black dome overhead,

a solitary tree as companion, listening

to the hush-sounds surrounding,

and discovering the quiet voice within.

(This poem was inspired by a wonderful photograph I found on 500 px by Walter Patrial entitled "In Search of the Unknown",  Thank you Walter for the beautiful imagery!)


A Couple of Items

>> 7.26.2013

I read a poem today that I found powerful and heart-wrenching, a sad commentary of life that I wish everyone would check out.   It's a poem by Patricia Lockwood entitled "Rape Joke" found on The Awl (

The link is here:

Additionally, I have new quotes up at The Foolish and the Dead - -


Clouds in Your Eyes

I see the clouds
in your eyes,
amassing like thunderheads
on a not-so-distant horizon,
the blue deepening
to storm-tossed grey,
brows compressing

you cut your eyes to me
striking lightening -
my heart quivers, but
I remain unyielding;
It’s not in your best interest
to give way.

Then comes the rains –
solid sheets of tears
streaming down your face,
and like unswerving water
it dissolves my steadfastness.
I am no rock to remain
solid, unmoved by this natural storm.

Your smile breaks,
sunlight through clouds,
a wondrous light, my child,
wrapping tenaciously around
my heart. What miraculous defeat,
routed by the love of a child.

And after all, it’s only a puppy.


New Posting on the Foolish and the Dead

>> 7.03.2013

I have a new posting up at The Foolish and the Dead for Independence Day.

Please join me at:



>> 7.02.2013

Due to family circumstances, I took some time off from writing and blogging.  I am now trying to get my writing practice on track as well as my blogging.

I have a new post today which I hope you enjoy.  Thank you for all your support in the past, and hopefully once again.


My New Life

You abandoned me to sit alone
as darkness fell once more,
wondering for what I should atone
when you walked out the door.

My life is full of tattered dreams,
and my body’s feeling blue;
you’re gone for good it seems
leaving me to brood and stew.

Telling me there’s someone new,
that nearly broke my heart;
I didn’t even have a clue
until we fell apart.

You left our world in a mess,
there was nothing I could do;
I always thought we’d pass the test
until this day was through.

But now that I’ve had some time to think,
about you loving another’s wife,
all I want is to have a drink,
and celebrate my new life.



>> 5.09.2012

The blank page
waiting for creation
of word-song,
fear trembles
the soul caging
the muse,
time spins
brain wonders:
Will I lose
today’s song
to foggy tomorrow?


About This Blog

The name for this blog was inspired by a quote by Nietzsche, below.

"Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

I plan on this being the start of an incredible journey of discovery and creativity. I invite you to bring your pen, and come dance with me!


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