Stories. Safe Places. Writers. Friends.

      We all need a creative outlet. We all need a safe place. Writers need to write. Writers need a safe place to write. We all need a safe place to be ourselves. We all need a safe place to mouth off. We all need a safe place to cry. True friends...

Covert (poem)

Covert   Daytime slips eventide glows purple and gold The poet writes with a covert pen Her words cloaked meanings hidden camouflaged in twilight Verses swathed in mystery in quiet unknown webspace   © prasanta  11/22/17   *...

Inkblood and Letters (poem)

  Like silver dew Settling at dawn   Open palms Catch quivering songs   Find inkblood and letters In hands drinking the world   Find them on pages Of a warm life   Find them in eyes And cracked souls   Inkblood and letters Offer streams...

Guest Post at Breathe Conference Blog

Have you attended a writer’s conference? It is something I have wanted to do for several years. Finally, I gathered the gumption and funds to attend. I made a decision to pour some resources, time, and effort into my writing, and I’m so glad I did. Last...

Poetry (quote by Mary Oliver)

      West Wind #2 You are young.  So you know everything.  You leap into the boat and begin rowing.  But listen to me. Without fanfare, without embarrassment, without any doubt, I talk directly to your soul.  Listen to me. Lift the oars from the water,...

The Power of Waves

  “He won’t be with us much longer, ” she says.  I haven’t seen her in a few years. I am headed to a writer’s retreat, which she was also planning to attend. At the last minute, she calls to tell me she is unable to attend. *** I head...