Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Doing, doing
getting done...
Ha, maybe later,
now's for fun.

—Terri Guillemets

Monday, April 27, 2015

Selective hearing

Noise not from birds or nature
Or the welcome voice of loved ones
Is annoying, and I say it loud!

—Terri Guillemets

Monday, April 13, 2015

Still accurate in theme but not in time

Been collecting quotes since nineteen eighty-seven,
Be collecting them 'til the day I go to Heaven—
And if by chance it's to the contrary,
Here's hoping Hell has a great library!

—Terri Guillemets

Note: I wrote this in August 2000, back when I had estimated 1987 to be the start of my quotation collecting habit. Later, I came across the actual Scarlet Letter essay I wrote in junior high school—the book that got me hooked on quotes—and it was dated 1986. So then I had to 'eighty-six' this fun little poem from my bio page in 2012. I've yet to attempt a rewrite rhyming the proper year, although 'Styx' has great literary potential!