Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Goodbye, sweet sun…

052615_2031_writersquot1Join us for Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at Silver Threading! Check out Colleen’s fabulous Fall poem. ♥

eecummings-fall

 

This year, especially, I begrudge the start of Autumn. After breaking my hip 4 weeks ago, I felt as if I was forced to merely observe the second half of summer through shaded glass, from a hospital bed. So, it is with a certain sense of sadness that I step outside and feel the changes in the air. Soon, the violent winds will come and rip the leaves from the trees. Soon, the first snow will be upon us, though the last one feels too recent.

My dreams and plans will NOT be derailed; I shall not long allow this grieving, but, meanwhile, I cry for summer and write poems about its passing. Judging by e.e.cummings’ quote, he felt the same as I do. 😉

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Two poems for you:

1)

I will not apologize for loving summer,

For reveling in the warmth of the sun,

For worshipping the myriad greens of life and growth.

But, here comes Fall, once again,

The cold and blustering thief of my happiness.

It strips away the heat, and the flowers,

And the leaves with such a force

That I cannot call it fall or autumn…

Thief of Summer –

I name you ‘Snatch.’

… wendy anne darling 2016

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2)

Flowers and I stood,

Fearless in the face of Death…

Prior to the Fall.

…wendy anne darling, 2016

 

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#WQWWC – “Rebirth” – J.K.R., and My Own Story

Join us for Writer’s Quote Wednesday. This week’s challenge word is ‘REBIRTH.’

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Yesterday, I saw a video posted on Youtube of J.K. Rowling, talking about failure, It is one of the most heart wrenching and inspiring things I’ve ever seen and so jammed packed with fabulous quotes that I could NOT pick just one and chose to add a link to the short segment. It’s only around 2 minutes, and part of a longer address to graduating Harvard Students.

Please take a look at J.K. Rowling on the benefits of failure

To say this video knocked me sideways, is an understatement. It prompted me to write the piece below, and I realized – as I was writing – that we really must DIE to be truly reborn. The old J.K. died, the old was burned away and, left with a pen and paper, she wrote her new life as she wanted it to be.

This is how I see my own rebirth:

MY OWN STORY

 

The house looks like it’s been bombed.

Photos of hope still adorn broken walls,

Betrayed smiles staring back at me.

The bricks and mortar of a life –

Thoughtlessly, callously, strewn –

And trust lies, shattered, on the bedroom floor.

 

If I stay here, I will end here

If I have not already gone

The air is poisoned and there’s nothing to sustain me

But I stare through cracked and dirty windows

Looking for a sign,

And I see nothing.

NOTHING.

 

I remember back

To long ago

When I believed in magic

And I seek my trusty wand

In desperation

Poking out from beneath someone else’s dream,

It calls to me

But it’s broken in two pieces

From the battle.

I hold them in my hands and lift them high

 

WHAT IS MAGIC FOR, IF NOT FOR THIS?

 

I grasp one piece of wand and sketch a portal

On one unbroken stretch of wall

And then I draw a handle

Then a lock

And finally,

I draw myself a key.

 

I TURN THE KEY…

 

There is nothing on the outside of the portal.

Like walking into a whiteout

And so I crawl

And draw myself a path.

A path AWAY

A path TOWARDS

On my knees…

 

I WRITE MY OWN STORY NOW…

 

Wendy Anne Darling, 2016.

#WQWWC – #Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Adventure

Join us for #WQWWC – #Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – Adventure 

WELCOME TO THE ADVENTURE

“Why are you doing that?”

I enjoy doing that.”

“But what about your potential? You’re great at math and customer service…”

“Thank you, but I would rather die.”

“Don’t be so dramatic!”

“But, I AM dramatic”

“Well… stop it!”

“Can’t.”

“Yes, you can!”

“Maybe… don’t want to.”

“Come on, I’ll give you a job in my store.”

“I would spend all day wanting to murder your customers…”

“Don’t be ridiculous!!!”

“I’m being honest.”

“Well… what the hell are you going to do with your life?”

“I’m writing stories.”

“Stories? About what?”

“Stories about murdering your customers.”

 

*Loud gasp* *Heels clicking* *Door slamming*

 

“Giggles maniacally.”

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “INSPIRATION”

Join us and Colleen of Silver Threading for another Wednesday Writer’s Quote challenge!

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is ‘inspiration.’ Or post something else that resonates with you right now!

I’m not a big fan of George R.R. Martin, but this quote from him inspires me both to read and write more! ♥

Needless to say, a reader of Martin’s work lives and dies a lot more deaths than most people! 😀

GRR Martin