Letters To My Younger Self

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” -Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland One of the things that I love about poetry is that in the span of just a few short stanzas and phrases an entire story can be told. I spent my weekend immersed in stories; working on my latest poetry book; within the pages there are … Continue reading Letters To My Younger Self

For Luck: from Lamentations of the Sea

I’ve decided to start featuring an excerpt from one of my books on this blog! Below is a passage from Lamentations of The Sea: 111 passages on grief, love, loss and letting go. Additional information can be found here.  Happy Reading! -BethAnne “For Luck” I’ve started calling them Brent pennies and collecting them in a cup as a symbol of love and luck. It’s not … Continue reading For Luck: from Lamentations of the Sea

Keep On Writing. Anyway.

I am learning as I go- in life in general, and in the life of writing- that you really need to develop the ability to laugh at yourself along with the ability to make mistakes. Mistakes are the gateway for figuring out how to do things differently and laughter the balm that reminds us not to ever take anything too seriously including ourselves. Back in … Continue reading Keep On Writing. Anyway.

We Sing A Common Theme

How do any of us separate and distinguish ourselves from the incessant flow of information we run into daily? I find myself trying to take more space lately. Turning off the news. Ignoring the anxiety that frets about what’s happened now?  Reminding myself that each of us needs to stand up in awareness and awakening and conscious actions at this time of upheaval and change. And … Continue reading We Sing A Common Theme