Category Archives: Poetry By Others

Someone Else’s Words: Lifespell, by Chris Conway

Blessed Imbolc, everyone.

Someone Else’s Words: Start Close In

Start close in,
don’t take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
thing
close in,
the step you don’t want to take.

Start with
the ground
you know,
the pale ground
beneath your feet,
your own
way of starting
the conversation.

Start with your own
question,
give up on other
people’s questions,
don’t let them
smother something
simple.

To find
another’s voice
follow
your own voice,
wait until
that voice
becomes a
private ear
listening
to another.

Start right now
take a small step
you can call your own
don’t follow
someone else’s
heroics, be humble
and focused,
start close in,
don’t mistake
that other
for your own.

Start close in,
don’t take the second step
or the third,
start with the first
thing
close in,
the step you don’t want to take.

~ David Whyte ~

(River Flow)

http://www.panhala.net/Archive/Start_Close_In.html

Someone Else’s Words: “Rootless” and “La Sirene”

has just released her digital single, which contains “Rootless” and “La Sirene”.

It is so damn many kinds of worth it, you guys.

If the embed doesn’t work, check it out here!

Well done, SJ. ❤ Well done.

Someone Else’s Filk: Baby Got Books, ttto Baby Got Back, by Jim Hines

http://jimhines.livejournal.com/591660.html

Poetry By Others: The Road Goes Ever On and On, by Bilbo Baggins, as transcribed by J. R. R. Tolkien, and Two Haiku of the Morning, by me

The Road Goes Ever On

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

— J R R Tolkien

 

Also, two haiku by me from this morning, with accompanying Twitter hashtag commentary.

Grey rainy morning / disappointing fluff bagel / west coast round bread fail.
#haikubeforebreakfastbutduringcoffee #wtfwestcoast

My office, quiet / silence whispers as soft silk / caressing my ears.
#haikuafterbreakfastandaftercoffee #goodthings #myworkisawesome