Friday, March 6, 2009

Mostly snuggly

The blanket of life is kind and warm for those who can find its snuggle.

—Terri Guillemets

Reading in the garden

Essays are vegetables
in the garden of literature,
fairy tales the orchard fruit,
poetry — the flowers.

—Terri Guillemets

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Machinery beyond machine

Body and flesh —
machinery beyond machine
soul enfolded
heart tick-tock
mind, the slave and master
a break is to break free
not to break down
embracing self
the duty of health
chance and second chances
beauty and mechanics
frailty and primal gears
courage laced with fears
laughter spiked with tears
dancing molecules
galloping years —

—Terri Guillemets