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Poet Meets Muse
Monday, 1 January 2007
Happy New Year!
Mood:  celebratory



May the poetry of your soul shine through for all to see!

Posted by 3braenes at 6:45 PM EST
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Wednesday, 20 December 2006
Almost Yule
Mood:  celebratory



Is anyone else as delighted as I am that it's almost Christmas/Yule?

This is my absolute favorite time of year.

Baking cookies and decorating is my favorite.  I can't get enough of any of it.  That's part of what's great about being the youngest -- your sisters EXPECT you to act like a kid, so you get to do so without any consequences!

I'm running around smiling and humming Christmas Carols all the time.

Joys of the season to you all!


Posted by 3braenes at 3:29 PM EST
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Monday, 11 September 2006
September 11



Today is the fifth anniversary of this horrible day, a day that changed so many lives.

My poem "Elegy" is up at Circadian Poems,

How does one ever move on?

Posted by 3braenes at 7:41 AM EDT
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Saturday, 12 August 2006
A Year? A YEAR?!!!
Mood:  incredulous


Oh, my goodness me!  Has it been just over a year since I started this blog?  And far too long since I made my last entry!

I still search for my muse; however, I feel that I am on better terms with the journey.

I am still trying to find my feet as a poet.

Circadian Poems has been a big help in that.  It gave me the opportunity to try new poems, and even to write an essay.

They've asked me to prepare a poem to commemorate September 11.  This is an enormous honor.  I've asked Beatrix and Bridget to collaborate with me.

We haven't had any more "Austen conversations", but I hope, this fall, we can snuggle by the fire with our Austen tomes and discuss them.  I love talking about Jane and her world.

A Year. I feel I've come so far, even though I have so much farther to go.

Posted by 3braenes at 3:44 PM EDT
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Friday, 14 April 2006
Too long!
Mood:  incredulous

I can't believe my last entry was in January! Where has the time gone?

Although life has somewhat intruded, I've also spent a great deal of time as a hermit this winter, working on poems.

Circadian Poems ( published a poem of mine today called "Good Friday."

It'll probably make people angry, but it is truthful to my emotions and my experience of the day.

I'm starting to think I should venture out to markets beyond Circadian (no offense to them, they've been so kind to me), but I'm not sure where or how yet. I know, WRITERS' MARKET, but I mean, on an interior level.

It's a huge step.

Posted by 3braenes at 8:48 AM EDT
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Sunday, 1 January 2006
Happy New Year!
Mood:  celebratory

I want to wish the World Peace, Joy, Love

and Poetry!

Posted by 3braenes at 12:20 PM EST
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Tuesday, 27 December 2005
Poems and Essays Oh My!
Mood:  happy

Yes, I'm happy.

In spite of the state of the world, I find moments of joy. Most of those moments of joy are found in poetry. Reading it, writing it.

I must commit myself to writing more regularly in this blog. It's so important. Check in every few days, even though I don't have many readers. I don't care -- I still enjoy writing it.

"Gran Fletcher's Apple Pie" received some lovely comments, and I even had a poem published again for the Christmas holidays.

Perhaps I shouldn't worry so much that my poems aren't epic or world-changing. I like to write about simple, every-day life things. Life makes me happy and writing about it makes me happy, and maybe, just maybe, one or two of my poems can make someone else happy.

Blessings for the New Year to one and all!

Posted by 3braenes at 10:48 PM EST
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Monday, 28 November 2005
My First Essay
Mood:  mischievious

I wrote my first essay today, about why I write and read poetry. It's going to be published tomorrow on Circadian Poems.Circadian Poems

The essay that was supposed to be published tomorrow was pulled at the last minute, so I was asked to write something instead.


It's one thing to string words together to create images. It's something quite different to make a coherent essay.

I'm nervous about it.

I kept feeling as though Mrs. Walker, my fourth grade English teacher, was looking over my shoulder, asking me whether or not it was an argumentative essay, and did I really think I'd structured my points firmly?

Anyway, it's good to be scared, right?

Because I'm scared.

But it's a push in a new direction.

And that's good.

I think.

Posted by 3braenes at 4:02 PM EST
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Monday, 21 November 2005
"Gran Fletcher's Applie Pie"
Mood:  a-ok

I have a new poem up on Circadian Poems ( -- I still can't make the links work on the blog.

Anyway, it's called "Gran Fletcher's Apple Pie" and it's about learning to bake from my grandmother.

I haven't blogged much lately because I'm working on poems.

I seem to be able to EITHER blog OR write poetry, but not do them at the same time.

So I'm going to write as many poems as I can, and then, when I run out . . .blog about them!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Posted by 3braenes at 6:53 AM EST
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Saturday, 5 November 2005
Poems and Cookies
Mood:  hungry

Who would have thought that they are so connected?

I'm writing poems.

I'm baking cookies.

The poems feed the cookies and the cookies feed the poems.

I'm writing poems about cookies and I'm baking poems!

It's a happy pairing!

Posted by 3braenes at 3:23 PM EST
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