Tag Archives: Art

It’s the End of the World As We Know It — Vol. 43

That’s great, it starts with an earthquake Birds and snakes, an aeroplane, and Lenny Bruce is not afraid “It’s the End of the World (As We Know It)” R.E.M., Document (R.E.M. No. 5) It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine . . . Why? Well because it’s another epic “end […]

“And I know what it means to be alive” – Vol. 42

“—we can lie on the bed and imagine ourselves away—” – Allen Ginsberg, Collected Poems 1947-1997    *** If I lay here If I just lay here Would you lie with me And just forget the world? Forget what we’re told Before we get too old Show me a garden That’s bursting into life Let’s […]

Spiders and Black Cats and Wolves, Oh My! Vol. 2r (repost)

Where oh where did the time go? Funny, I usually find myself asking a similar question right after Halloween, where oh where did the candy go? We resurrect a little something special for you this week…no tricks at all, just lots of delicious calorie-free treats Words style. A post from last year about this time, our second volume, […]

“but the rain is full of ghosts tonight” – Vol. 40 (LIT)

“So many things I would have done / But clouds got in my way.” – Joni Mitchell, Both Sides Now We visit the Long Island Iced Tea (LIT) series this weekend for a special mix of Words on love, regret, longing, and aging. Or in other words, life. We hope you enjoy the selections. If you spot a favorite, or have one […]

“My hair is being pulled by the stars again” – Vol. 36 (LIT)

“I warned you clearly An omnivorous poet, I eat everything.” – Elvira Riveiro Tobío, from “Carnia Haikai“ We visit the Long Island Iced Tea (LIT) series this weekend for a potpourri of words; a little bit of this, a little bit of that, but when mixed together, go down pretty smoothly. We hope you enjoy the selections. Have […]

The Cat’s Meow – Vol. 34

“They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, “Can he name a kitten?” ~Samuel Butler *** Since last week was for the Birds, what better topic for this week than Cats? Since birds and cats go together like, well, like, Sylvester and Tweety. As dogs chase […]

Three Little Birds – Vol. 33

“Now comes the long blue cold. And what shall I say but that some bird in the tree of my heart is singing.” ~ Mary Oliver, Red Bird: Poems *** This weekend, bird, bird, bird … bird is the word. Or is it birds are the Words? Is a bird in the hand really worth two […]

“Sin and love and fear are just sounds” – Vol. 32 (LIT)

“I am overwhelmed with things I ought to have written about and never found the proper words.” – Virginia Woolf, Diaries Volume One 1915-1919  We visit the new Long Island Iced Tea (LIT) series this weekend for a potpourri of words; a little bit of this, a little bit of that, but when mixed together, go down […]

There I Go, Rising (a tribute to Maya Angelou) – Volume 31

I learned a valuable lesson from Dr. Maya Angelou, one that helps me look at myself–and others–through the eyes of pragmatic compassion: “I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.”  Her death saddens me beyond (my own) words. Funny how it is her own words that now […]

We Are The Art ~Vol. 30

Stand up for what is beautiful, Give it up for the ones that try. Oh the art is the reason that we came here, Take a bow together we fight. *** Hi everyone and welcome to this weekend’s Words, which is all about we the artists! Now some of you are thinking “but wait, I’m […]