On writing, Quotes

The poet and poetry

The poet lives and writes at the frontier between deep internal experience and the revelations of the outer world. There is no going back for the poet once this frontier has been reached; a new territory is visible and what has been said cannot be unsaid. The discipline of poetry is in overhearing yourself say… Continue reading The poet and poetry

Being alive, In relationship, Quotes

Romantic love is not dead…

It isn't a blue moon tonight, is it?! I had a 'free' day to myself, a rare occurrence indeed. And found myself before the television after dinner, another rare occurrence... Anyhow, I stumbled upon a rerun of the 2008 movie, 'Nights in Rodanthe'. Being a teeny fan of Richard Gere (yes, I am showing my… Continue reading Romantic love is not dead…

Being Woman, Quotes

10 Quotes of Woman.

No woman can resist these quotes, am I right? 🙂


“The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.” Jean de la Bruyere

“One is not born a woman, but becomes one.” Simone de Beauvoir

“If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.” Charles Caleb Colton

“A woman has to live her life, or live to repent not having lived it.” D.H. Lawrence

“When in a relationship, a real man doesn’t make his woman jealous of others, he makes others jealous of his woman.” Steve Maraboli,

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” Steve Maraboli

“After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live…

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In relationship, Quotes, Reflection, Spirit & Soul

Romance is not love

Love is romantic. Each person in a relationship of real love is both giver and recipient. As Lao Tzu said, to love deeply gives one courage, the courage to be and the courage to do what she desires. And the knowledge of being loved deeply gives one strength to be vulnerable. It is in this… Continue reading Romance is not love

Beauty, Being alive, In relationship, Passion, Quotes

Rumi on Valentine’s Day

Rumi on love, life and living: In your light I learn how to love In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest, where no ones sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art. ~~~~~~~~~~ When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you're not… Continue reading Rumi on Valentine’s Day

Inspire, Quotes

Roll up your sleeves

This singer-songwriter from Melbourne wrote a letter to herself.  I have included the lyrics - its interpretation is up to you. 🙂 Though Susan Sontag said, Real art has the capacity to make us nervous. By reducing the work of art to its content and then interpreting that, one tames the work of art. Interpretation… Continue reading Roll up your sleeves

Haiku, Living life, Pain, Poetry, Quotes

#Haiku Challenge 71 @RonovanWrites

RonovanWrites Haiku Challenge 71 with prompt word - color, cover Like soft rainbow hues   Her smile transforms the grey skies   A shelter from love. - FlorenceT Image © 2015 SianTD Copyright reserved.  © 2015 FlorenceT Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.


Writer’s Quote Wednesday-Woman

"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water." Eleanor Roosevelt Florence is a bit busy of late, I imagine you've noticed. And when I say busy boy do I ever mean BUSY. The above quote is something that reminds me of… Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday-Woman

Being alive, Haiku, In relationship, Living life, Pain, Poetry, Quotes, The Self

Dare to fly

Ronovan's Haiku Challenge prompt words - grief and  pine - hit a spot this week. So first, my haiku. Sorrow like a storm Cleansed the debris of this farce No longer pining. At the same time, thinking of Colleen's Writer's Quote Wednesday - to be by a poet this week - brought this contribution. e.h.… Continue reading Dare to fly

Living life, Quotes, The Self

The Tao

The supreme good is like water, which nourishes all things without trying to. It is content with the low places that people disdain. Thus it is like the Tao. In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In… Continue reading The Tao

Living life, Quotes, Spirit & Soul

To see possibilities…

What bliss... to be delighted by what is, to be impassioned with what will be; this deeply felt knowing that the world is beautiful in spite of the human condition and perhaps because of it 🙂 Wishing you boundless possibilities! - FlorenceT   © 2015 Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights… Continue reading To see possibilities…

Beauty, Being alive, Inspire, On writing, Quotes, The Self

The artistry of poetry

Perhaps life has something to teach, perhaps it takes a life lived to hear the voice of poetry, perhaps I have changed, perhaps... perhaps... perhaps that is why I have come to appreciate poetry. Yet for many years, I'm the 'poetry is not for me' type of person. In my mind writing poetry is all… Continue reading The artistry of poetry

Being Woman, Inspire, Living life, Quotes, The Self

Promise me…dance

  Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance DANCE.”                       ~ Mark Sanders/Tia Sillers   This is the third and final post for the Three Day Quote Challenge which I was nominated to participate by Greg of Potholes in the Road of… Continue reading Promise me…dance

Being alive, Living life, Quotes

Who you are

This is my second post in the Three Day Quote Challenge (for which I was nominated by Greg of Potholes in the Road of Life).   So, do you agree with this quote attributed to the author of 'The Little Prince'? Not the Truth, yet there is a truth to this quote or so I… Continue reading Who you are