I think I’ve poured my heart out enough for one day…My spirit feels cleansed and I don’t feel like weeping anymore, so I guess these writing exercises are working out well…In all seriousness, have a great night all…Work calls in the morning, and I guess I should prepare my thoughts for a full day of number crunching…Hearts and kisses and well wishes to all of you, wherever in the world, in all of creation, you may be at this very moment….lenise….
I will keep this short and sweet…A super cool guy on WP passed this wonderful…awesome…amazing award on to me….It’s been so long since I received one of these great prizes that I was truly shocked that he did so. It really added the icing on the cake to make this one of my best weeks in months.
Thank you to…. http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com …who also happens to be the 6x winner of the Best Moments Award! Seriously, his blog is great…Hope you take a minute to visit there :~)
His only rule was to pass it along to 10 others…Sadly, I stepped away from WordPress for awhile and lost contact with a lot of my peeps (hoping to cross virtual paths with some new ones), so I can only think of a few great writers, poets, and artists who have made my return a very pleasant one and who have also confirmed that WP is one of the only social networks where I get a sense of *positive* community…
…For every like and comment you have so graciously given, or for each moment spent taking the time to read my rambling thoughts…Thank you and I’m extending the WordPress FamilyAward on to you!
Andy is always my #1 ..He’s on hiatus, but his blog is fabulous..great smiles there
Dan’s prose just make my heart melt!
Bobbi’s poetry cause the spirit to leap
Wendell’s poems are filled with truth and inspiration
My favorite Facebook pal..we haven’t chatted in a while, but I’m gonna’ msg him soon
And here are
5 6 more weblogs that I love to visit as often as possible:
Sorry, this was supposed to be short! Have an awesome Sunday all!
Like a child…with eyes pinned on the silver coin hovering within the folded cape of a starless night…I keep a constant vigil …an aching feeling that what I’m searching for…something…a wink? a smile? a nod? …will manifest…A face…a name…a purpose…a reason…Me…But who am I against the backdrop of eternity? At the beginning (and the end) of the day…of the moment…of all that is and will ever be…Where do I fit in?…Was I ever meant to?
It’s a balmy eighty degrees beneath a mostly cloudy sky here. Off from work today, and can’t seem to keep my thoughts still…so, I figured I would just write until I became morosely bored enough to wander out the door…
My new writing project is coming along fairly well. Most of the first part is sorted out and finished (only in my head, of course)…But I just can’t work up enough enthusiasm to keep steam-rolling through…Feels like something is missing…
Has such an event ever existed? Has such a myth ever rang true? What dragons must a hero slay? What sacrifice must a maiden make? What river must be crossed? What valley must be traveled? What sweet serenade must be played? Before heart-stopping, pulse-pounding, chest-quivering love finally pours forth and breathes soul-stirring enchantment into one eternally-blissful, divinely-inspired…
so sweet, the angels weep
what did i miss?
what word – phrase – pause – did i miss?
that would make everything – me – make sense.
i’ve heard this – before – where?
why didn’t i notice – pause – then?
turn it off – pause – or turn it up?
shake off the deep – sleep – pause
or fall further?
touch – the mirror – step through?
in the end (or the beginning)
I will be, what I will be.
dusk – or – pause – dawn?
invisible – to some.
mystery – to others.
never quite what I – am
would become – pause
first friend..best friend..
a tear drops, the pain stops..
someday soon, we’ll meet again..
happy mother’s day..
Of all the snapshots I have, from vacations long gone, this is my favorite moment in time…Whenever I’m suffering some silent agony or held in the strong grip of an aching frustration, my mind always wanders back to this day…one of the most wonderous views I have ever experienced…with forever stretching out before me, admiring creation and all her glory…I love when the clouds do funny back flips across the contrasted skyline…I feel…alive, breathing, as if being drawn toward a cosmic threshold…So here I stand, posing, watching…waiting…for the morning song…the song of the morning…..
from Metamorphoses / Ovid - Book 10: 59-75
Here I am…again…fingers poised above the keyboard, mind wandering away by the pull of the soul-stirring musical echoes from Pandora’s box. The magic hovering in the crisp spring air draws me from my shell and out into the sunlit sky beaming with endless possibilities. No matter my mood, no matter where life has led me…like a gentle turn of the breeze, I return to this one place…ever so eager to spin a new tale of romance. Though my pen has been ominously dormant for a long season, spring evokes an undeniable urgency to create sweet, haunting dreams of what could be…if only he and I could finally intertwine…goosebumps flood over golden-brown skin at the thought. Now, here I am…again…standing at the wandering crossroads, my mind strangely drawn toward the twilight-shadowed path this time. A dark hero, brimming with passion and peril, seems to be struggling to be freed from his solitude and to emerge from my fingertips…It’s always darkest before dawn…A smirk tugs the curved corners of pink lips…A flash sparks from sienna-shaded eyes…A pacing mind dares to take a closer step toward the edge of forever and to peer into the mystical beyond…………
Remember the kiss, promises sealed in forever
Harsh winds, steer thoughts astray
But the heart always returns
to what it knows, to be
right and true
leaves bud on awakening limbs
twilight dipped in lavender shade
silver trails along a golden dawn
I, in love
words on a page
lives in a song
Let the moment wash over, like a quiet summer rain
Soar to heights, beyond the rapture
A touch of sunlight
grazing upon full lips
softer than a lover’s kiss
beyond the realms
of all we know
immortal breath of fire
the steady beat -
with skies to walk
a thought to tarry
reminders to become
of markers left
and letters carved
into a place
we passed -
what joy to find we've wandered
close to home
this way resolved…
You are the more I have been searching for
You are the laughter hiding in my heart,
the kisses yet to touch my lips.
Embers of love so sweetly burn
Sparks of creation pour through the rivers flowing within
I ask to feel your loving touch upon my soul
Subtle change in the wind,
gentle turning of the breeze
Immortality trapped within the mortal
awaiting the sweet songs of freedom,
the embrace of forever
©2013 Lenise Lee Pubn.
I am a woman after Your Heart
Because of this, I have no fear
My life is bold yet humble
Peace is my constant companion
Trust, my triumphant joy
Love, the bond eternal
I see my brothers riding upon the clouds
Hear my sisters whispering in the winds
Feel the heartbeat of creation
Receive echoes of eternity
I am a woman after Your Heart
My soul was never my own.
©2013 Lenise Lee Pubn.
The flame in my heart flickers to renewed life
Shades of creation,
answer my beacon
illuminate my spirit
Against the cloak of the cosmos,
embers of love burst forth with fiery perfection
Across limitless oceans of midnight space,
flares of desire spiral into eternity
Thoughts of you
keep my pen poised
to narrate a literary symphony
on pages in the eternal notebook
clutched close to my heart
Thoughts of you
move my soul
toward heavenly heights
inspire my lips to confess
whispered words of love
stir memories of a last embrace
softer than the streak of a teardrop
cascading down a warm cheek
Thoughts of you
bring me to life, once more..LL♥
Text ©2012 Lenise Lee Pubn. All Rights Reserved.
I started off writing this post with a bit of sadness in my heart and a tiny..almost imperceptable..tear in one eye.
Just like wandering off for a long walk and then noticing that I have become lost in an unfamiliar stretch of woods, I sometimes I forget..become completely oblivious…to the reasons why I dropped everything to explore this unknown path toward becoming a real author. It’s so easy to become lost in the hype of following sales and stats, to become swayed by reviews and ravings, and to settle into helplessness and discouragement when the future suddenly dims and possibilities seem to dry up like a dying river. Sometimes I forget to follow my own advice and to never stop imaging that dreams sometimes do come to vivid life and that love does have the power to conquer all obstacles. I sometimes forget to dismiss my fear of failure and to control my impatience to cross that final finish line called ‘success’. Sometimes I forget to just write! and to embrace whatever the energy flowing from my spirit and pouring through my fingertips produces.
A few nights ago, I attended my little niece’s eighth grade graduation. Her principal topped the ceremony off with a rousing speech that had adults and children alike nodding our heads with a renewed gleam of hope and optimism in our sparkling eyes..In short, she said to find out what stirs your heart and to pursue that love every day with every ounce of energy you can summon up..She said our passion to pursue our dreams should set the world on fire and should motivate others to earnestly do the same..We should strive to achieve our goals and encourage others along the way. It left me wondering…sincerely pondering…Is this what I have been doing over this past year of full-time writing? Or have I been twiddling my thumbs while waiting for that mythical ‘easy’ button to drop in my lap? Have I been pursuing my dream with bold effort or with a shy glance? More importantly, have I been using my persuasive words to light a spark of hope and enthusiasm in the lives of those I encounter..whether on e-paper or in real life..or been selfishly waiting for my own praise and recognition?
Every now and again..somewhere between budgeting and blogging…drafting, editing and pushing off nightmares that I’ve wasted my life by putting off the opportunity to become the doctor my mom always told everyone I would someday be..I forget that this is my life, and I only get one, so I need to live it to the fullest and stop shunning the wonderful gift, and the rare opportunity to share this talent, that I’ve been blessed with. Even as I finish-up typing and re-reading this post, I can feel a twinge of optimism for a brighter tomorrow returning.
It is my belief that we all want to know..without any doubts or confusion..what our purpose is..What tugs us from bed, pushes us toward the door, and urges us to trudge through yet another day of sometimes very steep hills and extremely deep valleys, other than merely trying to exist for another twenty-four hours? Some people are born to make others laugh, some to inspire, others to heal, many to be great parents and role models…I think my place in this world is to add a few splashes of colorful romance to a sometimes mundane workday..to evoke daydreams of forever on a quiet afternoon..to share hints of my inner world..resilient hope, everlasting love..the slightest glimmer of faith that perhaps true happiness is awaiting us to break free and to reach out and capture that perfect moment of bliss..to touch the golden horizon. Every once in a while I get a reminder that I’ve helped a random heart to feel such vibrant emotions. In those fleeting minutes, I begin to remember what it means to be alive and worthy of the space I occupy on this beautiful earth…Hugs and smiley faces to all..LL♥
‘Under the Golden Sky’ from ‘Into the Wind’ by Lenise Lee
Shimmering eyes flutter open, as a golden dawn caresses golden skin
Arising mightier than the phoenix
Heartbeat burning brighter than the pulsing orbs of the Pleiades
Curious infatuation draws a timid soul..ever onward..
Across sparkling moonbeams swimming over the midnight ocean
Lifted upon the icy tail of a comet surnamed joy
Passing the eternal etching of Perseus, guarding Andromeda with endless, vigilant devotion
Pausing to admire the silvery sketch of Theseus, embracing Phaedra for all time
Ever onward, beyond the limits of infinite twilight
Journeying toward the spiraling edge of a spinning milky way
I open my eyes for the very first time, as the golden dawn caresses my golden skin..LL♥
Text Copyright 2012 Lenise Lee Pubn. All Rights Reserved.
I am so late with announcing this! Mostly because I was in shock and awe for quite awhile..basking in the warming glow that captured my mind when a fellow blogger included me on his fabulous list of nominees.
Thanks so much to C.C. Charron for making me feel extra special! If you haven’t already done so, please hop over to his versatile e-gallery Off The Wall
Very Inspiring Blogger Award
Here are the requirements for this award:
1. Display the award logo somewhere on the blog.
2. Link back to the blog of the person who nominated you.
3. State seven things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs.
5. Notify those bloggers that they have been nominated and of the award’s requirements.
7 Random Facts about me:
1. Favorite actor / actress – Nicholas Cage and Sandra Bullock (I’ve seen almost all of their individual movies…yes, even ‘All About Steve’ and ‘Valley Girl’ )
2. My new hobby is Etymology ..language and words unite us as a society, why not learn how it all started?
3. I think chocolate should be its own food group
4. I love any dish crafted together in any combination of warm bread, red sauce, and cheese
5. I love nature..from a close distance..as in, lovely photos or short walks with socks pulled up to my knees, and running frantically from villainous-looking bugs and squiggly things
6. Christmas Eve is still the most exciting day of the year for me ..I love giving presents..and coupons!!
7. I love my family very much..None of us live more than fifteen minutes apart
Enough about me..Here is the best part..I can share the love with others much more deserving of the recognition for their inspiring and unique writing and/or imagery (my top two are well-loved for their contagious smiley faces and kind comments):
The 15 Nominees are…
1. My story to you.. ♥
2. Aina’s Blog ♥
3. Avowel ♥
4. L&L Photography ♥
5. rastelly ♥
10. FOREVER POETIC
15. Ratzone’s Blog
Please visit their blogs for a smile, a laugh, to share an intriguing thought, or to be in the presence of creativity at its peak.
Have an awesome night all! ..LL♥ Continue reading
The sky finally cleared up today..thank goodness!..and the weather was a perfect 72, with a powder blue sky and cotton white clouds hovering in the heavens..I was so happy for this beautiful day, I wanted to capture it for a while longer..I am by no means a great photographer, but these snapshots actually came out a lot better than I thought they would..I hope to experience the divine serenity of nature more often..and I also hope you enjoyed our quick walk together..Wishing you a fabulously wonderful weekend..LL♥
porque tú eres mi cielo perfecto
yo te sigo
como mi amanecer infinite
yo te adoro
más que la luna adora el sol
hasta el fin de mi mundo
I love you
because you are my perfect sky
I follow you
as my infinite dawn
I adore you
more than the moon adores the sun
I love you
until the end of my world
Love is beautiful in any and all languages
Share it more often..Receive it more often
Text ©2012 LL
*Please excuse my humble translation
deeper than pen presses to paper
gentler than lips move in sync
touch my heart
dwell in my spirit
Under blinking stars
beneath the twilight sky
we shared a chance meeting
Shy smiles passed
between strolling strangers
Hopeful eyes wondering
had fate finally been kind
destiny would bind them
within this moment forever
mark the beginning of cherished friendship
Secret dreams shared
no longer fearful
love can be true
even at first sight
at thoughts of how kisses would taste
upon nervous lips
Goodnight, yet not for always
Under blinking stars
beneath the twilight sky
we shared a chance meeting
you and I
The sacred moment
when two hearts beat, again, as one..LL♥
All Text ©2012 by Lenise Lee Pubn. All Rights Reserved.
I dreamed of
kings and kingdoms,
camelot and merlin -
legend forged by magic
I dreamed of knights
might find this maiden
for all this everafter
I dreamed of pearls
and whiskey -
the lazy side of summer,
news from home -
across and down
I dreamed of
…I went for a walk in the rain yesterday and experienced the second most-refreshing moment of the day (of the past month actually)…
I try to escape the keyboard at least once a week (twice on the weekend for good behavior ) but my mind was restless for a break from staring at the screen. As I looked out the window, a beautiful sunrise had transitioned over to heavy cloud cover during the latter part of the morning. The sky was still relatively serene, so I decided to take a chance on trying to out-race the approaching April shower to the nearby park. Walking along in quiet seclusion down the riverbank, I ended up at the sandy cutout where fisherman, kayakers, and rowers launch their boats. I watched the river stroll by like a sheet of shimmering silver, it’s pulsing waves rolling up and over the small sand dunes a few feet away. It was at that moment when I did something I almost never do…I stopped thinking. I let go of worries, anxieties, frustrations, even hopes and dreams and just existed in that very second. Slight breeze rolling over my skin, filtered sunlight flowing from above, a family of Canadian geese being carried along with the gentle current, raindrops beginning to sprinkle across the watery surface and pelt the soft sandy shore in front of me. Standing there in awe and silence, I realized some amazing discoveries…I could breathe…I could see…I could hear…I could feel…I had two legs to stand on and two arms to stretch toward the heavens with. How had I forgotten about all of these wonderful blessings? Better question, why would I allow myself to forget to be thankful for every chance I can use them to truly experience the fullness of life? Even though there was no one else standing nearby, I had a sudden feeling I wasn’t watching the glimmering water alone. I’m never truly alone, never as heart-broken as I sometimes feel, never as discouraged as I like to believe. Why? Because every once in awhile…exactly when I am in greatest need…I get a glimpse at my true inspiration…I stop trying to fall in love with people, things, or places, and I start to pursue my perfect romance once again…
A finger drops from the clouds and I connect with forever…Just breathe, wrap yourself in this moment, cherish what you have, share a smile with a distant stranger…Live, laugh, love…
The day had turned cloudy, but sunrise was still dawning in my heart…I didn’t even mind that my freshly pressed hair was working overtime to curl up again ..LL♥
- Breathing in Love (teachingsofmasters.wordpress.com)
These moments that we spend love are rare
And more so dear to my heart than anything else
Haven’t I smiled, haven’t my heart sunk in real bliss?
Haven’t I spent countless hours engaged in thoughts?
Of you –of ours: How you move me love to love, to adore!
The talks that we share - about us – always we, love…
I was up before sunrise this morning…I even out-raced the birds for a chance at witnessing the birth of dawn over the eastern horizon, lol. I could easily assume it was my nagging allergies that pulled me from a tangle of dreams, but I choose to believe it was more than a simple twitch from sneaky pollen that opened my eyes and kick-started a buoyant optimism deep within me…I haven’t felt joy this intense touch my heart in many waking days. I have no way of foretelling what will transpire five minutes from now, much less the entire day, yet I feel so happy and hopeful at this moment. I even found a great theme song to listen to…Fist pumping and air drums at 5 AM are an awesome way to start the day…at least in my humble opinion :) This is a peace so beautiful and genuine that I wanted to share it with as many others as possible. Stranger or friend, I wish the same renewal of mind and spirit for you today as well..Smiles, hugs, kisses, laughs, and lots of love to all during this new day on planet Earth..LL♥
- Berkshire Sunrise (greatpoetrymhf.wordpress.com)
looking for something i can’t find…waiting for a dream never destined to cross the threshold of reality…listening for a voice that is now only a faint memory…days spent walking with a spirit of hope, nights wrapped up in lonely disappointment…the very moment i am resigned to let go, to seek after a new source of inspiration, i finally have a chance encounter with you..but only in dreams…
‘This is the place where you come to remember that I will always love you…”
The breath of warm winds caress my golden skin, calling me from a restless sleep. Light brown eyes touch a pale lavender sky filled with thick patches of milky white cotton dancing across the seamless horizon, floating ever onward, pushing across the canvas of eternity. Against the backdrop of forever, the majestic mountains of contemplation boldly stand guard over the inhabitants of this lost and sacred chimera. The rustle of a gentle breeze stirs up gallant waves across the ocean of emerald-green circling round me.
The soft touch from a strong finger moves tenderly along the curve of my chin, drawing my eager sight toward the graceful face I have longed to see for so long. Serene eyes as clear as liquid crystal instantly capture me. Words as satisfying as a divine kiss ease uncertainty. A question answered, a promised renewed.
“You alone are my perfect love. Before you, none…after you, none…Never forget that I’m only a whisper away.”
The tickle from a stream of orange sunlight floating through white curtains coax my dark lashes apart, prying me from the secure hold of a much yearned for peace. Sweet melodies of an angelic choir fade away with the rushing azure tides of the ensuing morning skyline..LL♥
All Text ©2012 by Lenise Lee Pubn. All Rights Reserved.
Creation begins with a
thought, an idea, a "what if."
Where do our ideas come from?
"Oh, our brain just sort of...I
don't know..makes it up!" Ok,
but how does our brain "make up"
an idea it has never had? And
why do people like Thomas Edison
seem to have a superior ability
Consider the possibility that
each of us has the ability to…
..where my emotions gather in peace and solitude..
A smiling face, halfway hidden by a fluffy pillow, looks up at me. Love beams bright in that one blue eye. A sudden stream of tears washes away the endearing vision. When my eyes open, the dream vanishes back behind the veil of thin air it was summoned from. I know I should abandon these wandering thoughts of you, but the memories refuse to budge.
Never consummated, always a seductive fantasy we danced and teased our way around. Sweet kisses, cozy hugs, tender words spoken under moonlit skies. That was our story, and it was perfection.
Kind people say that I should move on toward new horizons. They can’t see how the sun doesn’t appear as golden to me now that I’m perched up on this hilltop all alone. Lonely in a room filled with lively souls. A feeling that no one else will ever quite understand until the experience is draped around them. Their symphony of laughs isn’t nearly enough to distract me from reminiscing about the quiet giggles we once shared.
I remember a joke whispered from your soft lips paused at my ear. A small grin tugs my cheeks. It is one of very few to visit me lately, and there is no promise of another in the near future. Best friend. Confidant. Amore. Hero. I miss you.
The roaring thunder from another approaching storm calls me to sleep again. Again, with you constantly on my mind.
All Text ©2012 Lenise Lee Pubn. All Rights Reserved.