Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This week's word has got to be rain.
Yes, dismal, dark days are growing quite old,
and my basement steps are now growing mold.
But beneath their dark linings, the clouds show some white,
and every few days they allow the sun's light
to peek through with blue and dry out the rain
and bring color to Earth's every terrain.
True, good weather'd be nice to have everyday;
have the storms and the wind stay far away.
But endless sun would dry-up the earth,
fry the plants, prevent their new birth.
Just like anything worthwhile to know,
there must be opposition in order to grow.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
shades of green define
the fresh landscapes of spring
and the new life they bring
to tired eyes like mine
after months of wintertime.
So when someone calls me green
in my development of scene,
or character, plot, or voice,
I think it's a lovely choice.
For as a new writer I know
if I'm green,
I'm full of life, ready to grow.
Monday, May 16, 2011
The book started out a little slow for me. This was probably due to the fact that Williams had to set the stage for her drama, just as science-fiction writers have to dedicate pages to world building because their story takes place in a setting unfamiliar to the reader. Also, it could be that the entire book takes place during the time period of only one day. The fact that she began her story with a dream and peppered the entire novel with flashbacks held me back from liking the story as much as I had enjoyed her first novel, The Chosen One. But the more I read, the more I was rewarded with a story that kept me on the edge of my seat and made me want to bite my fingernails down to the quick--even though I'm not a nail biter.
I did like the ending of Miles From Ordinary more than the Chosen One, as it gave me a closure that worked for me.
I realize that this book may not be for everyone, as it is quite dark in places and deals with subject matter to which some people may not want to expose their kids . But having grown up in a family that is racked with depression, I found it realistic and my heart ached the more for young Lacey--an innocent victim of the poorly understood disease of depression.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
or a life-giving noun.
To others it might be
a factory on the edge of town.
Regardless of your choice,
I have need to give voice
to the verb, a word of renoun.
To PLANT one usually begins with a seed,
whether a squash or a weed,
a good thought or good deed,
or a character in need.
Each then grows into somthing more,
something much larger than before.
But it never could have been
without planting that seed way back when.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Today, as I went walking, it was so nice to finally feel the warmth of the sunshine touching my face. So this week's Wednesday's Word is SUNSHINE
Sunshine on my face,
sunshine on my toe,
the sun up in the sky
is more important than you know.
It brings us warmth and life.
It helps the world to grow.
But there is another Son.
He too brings us light.
And warmth and joy and life
if we keep him in our sight.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The words of the prophet Mosiah brought to light why the element of the written word is such a crucial element in a utopic world, and why a society turns dystopic without it.