A song of "ceaseless yearning and never ending want". I find no peace, and all my war is done; I fear and hope, I burn and freeze like ice; I fly above the wind, and yet I cannot arise; And naught I have, and all the world I seize upon. ~ Sir Thomas Wyatt the... Continue Reading →
There are moments when one is at peace driving along a busy road where sound is not noise where society is a welcome sight a reminder that life is simple. Saw a man sitting on a bench on a train platform teeming with life He had headphones on and a book to read cocooned within... Continue Reading →
Here's the soulful voice of Gregory Porter. "It's probably me" was first released in 1992 through a collaboration of Sting, Eric Clapton, Michael Kamen and the incredible saxophonist, David Sanborn. Enjoy! ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
A meditation for the weekend... Enjoy! https://youtu.be/eCIHPdx1OAs
She is bright… in fact, this is an understatement. Her IQ aside, she has developed a maturity and self-efficacy way beyond her tender years. So when she spoke of writing songs and making music at 10 years old, I was happy to indulge her. She did not jump up and down with the excitement that... Continue Reading →
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 141 with prompt words - Breeze, Blow Age old breeze of time Sweeping debris, unceasing Change is ever, more. ~ FlorenceT In gratitude of the present. These are the days... ~ FlorenceT © 2017 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 132 with prompt words - Flame, Kiss Fire rages on Heat waves plundering, assaults Like a lover’s kiss. ~ FlorenceT Enjoy - © 2016 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.
Thanksgiving... giving thanks... for what do we give thanks? Today? At this time? In a time when every change, great or small, is tracked, accentuated, dissected, analysed, discussed... its volume so loud that we lose sight of its actual significance, we lose the measure of their relative importance. Everything is the same, and nothing is... Continue Reading →
My contribution to Colleen's Weekly Tanka Poetry Prompt Challenge, with her prompt words - Wind and Grace. Autumn leaves falling, wind aloft, being carried to a distant shore; As love awaits beyond time, to claim and be claimed, the same. ~ Florence T And a song along similar theme, for your enjoyment: ... Continue Reading →
Breathe. One word, and so much more. Different for each of us. Breathe. I remember when I first needed this word. I remember when it meant more to me than an act. Slow down. Settle in. It'll be fine. Be patient. Treasure this. You are amazing. Breathe. One word, a world of meanings. ... Continue Reading →
Sailing on the Gulf of Tonkin specifically Halong Bay off the northern coast of Vietnam, all is peace and quiet. This is despite the approximate 1000 boats on the bay to cater for tourism in the area. Halong Bay was included as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, and one of the 7 new wonders by New... Continue Reading →
I am a mother, and thus by popular narrative, I am 'daggy', 'old-fashioned' and not cool according to my children. They love me lots but I am 'old'. This naturally translates to the music I listen to, as being 'not trendy'. Lucky for me, they attempt to educate me on what 'good' music is, and as... Continue Reading →
And he's back... Rob Thomas' latest single, Pieces. Enjoy! Run away, run away if you can't speak Turn a page on a world that you don't need Wide awake and you're scared that you won't come down now Didn't I tell you you were gonna break down Didn't I warn you, didn't I warn you... Continue Reading →
...essentially we are shaped by the love narratives that we read...
Here is a conversation between First Lady of the USA Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey at the recent United State of Women ... ~ FlorenceT