Quote For The Day 2-11-2016

“In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. The precise moment I was in was always the only safe place for me.”
― Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

Quote For The Day 10-19-2015

“If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
Ray Bradbury

Poetry Moment

Geese

Words whistle through
Emerald leaves of oak.
I journey from the mundane
To the particular,
Searching for pennings
Long stilled.
If I could
Step past the uniform
Grey wash of the sky,
Re-mouth words spoken
In a dream,
I could recall you to me,
But words slip
Through fumbling fingers,
Fly fleece-filled
Across the milky dawn line
Like stag-headed Hunt master
Prancing impatiently-
Cloven hooves like rifle shots-
In crackling clean snow.

CS Knotts