I came out to my studio to write this afternoon. I started off writing a quadrille poem (44 words long) that would include the word spark or sparkle for dVerse Poetry's weekly quadrille challenge. I wrote as the breeze wafted through my open door and the sun slowly shifted to highlight the artwork on the … Continue reading Between a Doze and a Daydream
Sweet pink rose scent rises. Every rose has its thorn. No joy without pain. © D. Elaine Wood-Lane 6/6/16
Uptight, skinny white girl, just 23 years old, I thought I had it all figured out, and told my co-worker so. "I'd never do that, or that, and heaven knows, never that!" I said, with a self-righteous look, and right then, I think, my path was set to run, not straight, but with many bends … Continue reading Mistakes, I’ve Made A Few
Everything changes: people, places, seasons, addresses, and sometimes even names, phone numbers, and hair color! I like change. I like to keep things new, fresh, and exciting. I like to learn, be inspired, grow, and share what I've learned and been inspired by so others can maybe learn, be inspired, and grow too. So, I've made some changes on my blog to reflect the changes I've made over … Continue reading Chaaaaanges!
I read a story the other day about a woman who wrote novels. She always wrote her first drafts in pencil because she loved the feel and sound of the pencil lead being scratched across the page. I laughed to myself as I thought of how smudged up her pages must be, at least … Continue reading Pencil Scratching
Dear Poems, Here are some flowers of spring for you, to say thank you for putting up with me. Why do I write you? Why do I think that words I put together join forces to describe my chaotic, quixotic thoughts and feelings? I'm a 53 year old who has always overthought things, analyzing everything … Continue reading Dear Poems|NaPoWriMo Day 15