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1,825 Poems and Stories
“Creativity takes courage. ” ― Henri Matisse
My name is Sheila. I write poetry and stories and this blog is where I get to share my work with you.
I am currently on hiatus until January of 2021.
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- 4:00 p.m. (Inverted Haiku)by 1,825 Poems and StoriesGolden sun rays filter through shiny rustling leaves. Cool damp earth under your feet. #30.
- Creativity by Charles Bukowskiby 1,825 Poems and Storiesyou know, I’ve either had a family, a job, something has always been in the way but now I’ve sold my house, I’ve found this place, a large studio, youContinue reading “Creativity by Charles Bukowski”
- The Fire Of Drift-Wood By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)by 1,825 Poems and StoriesDevereux Farm, Near Marblehead We sat within the farm-house old, Whose windows, looking o’er the bay, Gave to the sea-breeze, damp and cold, An easy entrance, night and day. NotContinue reading “The Fire Of Drift-Wood By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)”
- When The Wind Storms By With A Shout by William Ernest Henley (1898)by 1,825 Poems and StoriesWhen the wind storms by with a shout, and the stern sea-caves Rejoice in the tramp and the roar of onsetting waves, Then, then, it comes home to the heart that theContinue reading “When The Wind Storms By With A Shout by William Ernest Henley (1898)”
- Unplayed Guitarby 1,825 Poems and StoriesStanding in its case; forgotten, dusty corner. The silence in this room is enough to make one cry. The weight of what could be suspended and palpable when you walkContinue reading “Unplayed Guitar”
- Spring Pools by Robert Lee Frostby 1,825 Poems and StoriesThese pools that, though in forests, still reflectThe total sky almost without defect,And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone,And yetContinue reading “Spring Pools by Robert Lee Frost”
- These Problemsby 1,825 Poems and StoriesThese problems give us strength. “Better to have something to worry about, than to worry about nothing.” I am grateful for my troubles. I am. Thank God for them. WhatContinue reading “These Problems”
- Invictus (1875) By William Ernest Henleyby 1,825 Poems and StoriesOut of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be for my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have notContinue reading “Invictus (1875) By William Ernest Henley”
- THEY BREATHby 1,825 Poems and StoriesSilent. They are silent. She sips on her coffee and worries about her friend who feels distant. Their upcoming trip to the coast. Will she still go? Won’t it beContinue reading “THEY BREATH”
- WRONG TURNSby 1,825 Poems and StoriesWhy I took that road, the Good Lord knows. The path lay before me long and broad, and I followed it blind to see where it goes. Often I glanceContinue reading “WRONG TURNS”
- Good Hours by Robert Frostby 1,825 Poems and StoriesI had for my winter evening walk No one at all with whom to talk, But I had the cottages in a row Up to their shining eyes in snow.Continue reading “Good Hours by Robert Frost”
- GOOD WOLF, TERRIBLE WOLFby 1,825 Poems and StoriesI am terrified of the bad wolf in me. Are you, of yours? Carl Gustav Jung suggested that we all have a shadow side in us. A dark to ourContinue reading “GOOD WOLF, TERRIBLE WOLF”
- Robert Lee Frost – A Peck of Goldby 1,825 Poems and StoriesDust always blowing about the town,Except when sea-fog laid it down,And I was one of the children toldSome of the blowing dust was gold. All the dust the wind blewContinue reading “Robert Lee Frost – A Peck of Gold”
- A MIGRATION OF BEASTSby 1,825 Poems and StoriesI walked alongside a nomad today, on my way home with whom I shared a stretch of path and a stretch of time. He told me great stories of tenContinue reading “A MIGRATION OF BEASTS”
- SECRET TO STARTING THE DAY RIGHT?by 1,825 Poems and StoriesIs it by waking up before the sun does? Is it by having your daily, weekly and monthly planner all filled out and ready to go, and having three to-do-listContinue reading “SECRET TO STARTING THE DAY RIGHT?”
- BIGGEST LESSON 2020 SO FARby 1,825 Poems and StoriesI think the biggest lesson I have learnt 2020 so far is to do what you have to do, when you have to do it. I realize now that procrastinationContinue reading “BIGGEST LESSON 2020 SO FAR”
- FACE THEMby 1,825 Poems and StoriesFace them, They want to consume you, don’t let them. It was in you that they were born. Say a prayer, chant, cry, crawl, walk, run, pour salt on them,Continue reading “FACE THEM”
- Pity This Busy Monster, Manunkind by E. E. Cummingsby 1,825 Poems and Storiespity this busy monster, manunkind, not. Progress is a comfortable disease:your victim (death and life safely beyond) plays with the bigness of his littleness— electrons deify one razorbladeinto a mountainrange;Continue reading “Pity This Busy Monster, Manunkind by E. E. Cummings”
- Annabel Lee – By Edgar Allan Poeby 1,825 Poems and StoriesIt was many and many a year ago,In a kingdom by the sea,That a maiden there lived whom you may knowBy the name of ANNABEL LEE;And this maiden she livedContinue reading “Annabel Lee – By Edgar Allan Poe”
- A LINGERINGby 1,825 Poems and StoriesThe smell of damp earth reaching to greet the sky. Your contorted face, lemon still in hand. Last goodbyes. Your sisters wide smile etched in you like a plaque. GuidingContinue reading “A LINGERING”
- My Bethby 1,825 Poems and StoriesDo you guys remember the tragic, tragic death of Beth March in Louisa May Alcottt’s Little women. I actually never finished reading the book (like I do) but I watchedContinue reading “My Beth”
- Birches by Robert Frostby 1,825 Poems and StoriesWhen I see birches bend to left and rightAcross the lines of straighter darker trees,I like to think some boy’s been swinging them.But swinging doesn’t bend them down to stay.Ice-stormsContinue reading “Birches by Robert Frost”
- LODGED BY ROBERT FROSTby 1,825 Poems and StoriesThe rain to the wind said, ‘You push and I’ll pelt.’ They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged, though not dead. I knowContinue reading “LODGED BY ROBERT FROST”
- 7 Day Anniversary + Robert Frostby 1,825 Poems and StoriesToday is this blog’s 7 day anniversary. Yay! I mean I know it seems petty but I am legit proud of myself. For anyone who knows me, I am aContinue reading “7 Day Anniversary + Robert Frost”
- DEATH (part two)by 1,825 Poems and StoriesJust a quick disclaimer, as I write this, I understand that this topic is sensitive and might be triggering to people, and I want to say that I mean noContinue reading “DEATH (part two)”
- DEATH (part one)by 1,825 Poems and StoriesNo, sorry to disappoint all the Harry Potter fans but this is not a Harry Potter post (although that would really be fun, right?) This post is about death. Sigh.Continue reading “DEATH (part one)”
- SUN AND LEVITATIONby 1,825 Poems and StoriesI grew up in a country-side utopia in rural Kenya. I mean just picture lush-green, tea plantations like this one: Yea! Or this one: Not even joking. The one above,Continue reading “SUN AND LEVITATION”
- Man Son Of Woman, Part 2by 1,825 Poems and StoriesBut he is the son you raised, brave and strong, strong like you, stubborn like his father. Stubbornly clinging to his burdens. The universe conspired to give him those shoulders.Continue reading “Man Son Of Woman, Part 2”
- Will you cook tonight?by 1,825 Poems and StoriesWhat does it do to man? Time? To his brain? That he thinketh himself into a rock; a riveting of neurons. “Me? You CANNOT expect me to do it, notContinue reading “Will you cook tonight?”
- Castles at Homeby 1,825 Poems and StoriesRed, Orange and Blue rays filter in, on Green pillows strewn around, on Yellow and Pink Duvets, through our unfurled fingers, to paint our smiling faces. Moments stretch on inContinue reading “Castles at Home”