Scarlett Sumac's Blog
- On the edge-of-the-lake, Canada
- August 24
- The way I see things or the view from here.
MY RECENT POSTS
- My Window to the East (Nova
August 16, 2012 01:14AM
- We'll Meet Again at the Turn
of The Tides
July 16, 2012 01:47PM
- This Bud's For You
June 12, 2012 09:59PM
- Farewell To No Ordinary Friend
May 29, 2012 08:48PM
- Unplugged and On The Road to
May 22, 2012 10:22PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “It's as if the energy
that emanates here drew me in,
voice calling to
May 07, 2013 12:59AM
- “Various: I was actually
able to get on here and see
fabulous story and
October 11, 2012 09:57AM
- “Eli, You're spouting
some pretty good words of
for a young dude
August 21, 2012 12:47AM
- “Appreciated post with
August 19, 2012 12:46AM
- “The end of the road ...
isn't that a Travelling
tune? Ah, yes ...
August 19, 2012 12:24AM
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Tomorrow morning this girl from the north country heads off for a long overdue vacation down south to the Nashville skyline. Maybe Memphis too. We'll see how that all plays out… Read full post »
Like many cat owners … wait a second. You can never own a cat. Let me start over.
Like many feline servants, my day usually starts with feeding our three cats. One extremely cold morning last month, the middle child of our three-cat family, Pippin, was missing. Without… Read full post »
“April is the cruellest
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.”
- T.S. Eliot The Waste Land
Sylvia didn’t catch the screen door quickly enough. It slammed behind her, startling the robin pluckin… Read full post »
The title of this post reads like words overheard on the Buffalo evening news station, "Random shots were fired ..."
My random shots refer to a few photographs taken over the last couple of weeks in anticipation of Spring. With a lagging winter and a case of cabin fever any… Read full post »
Those Himalayas of the mind
Don't tell me what the poets been doing
In the long passes over time."
… Read full post »
Not being overly domestic by nature there are a number of nooks, crannies, corners and closets that require my attention for Spring cleaning. One way or another, each one requires a mandatory trip down memory lane.
My daughter’s closet is jam-packed with the… Read full post »
Day before yesterday I get a call from a close friend I’ve known since grade nine. After years of sharing the sacred and profane along with the mundane, most if not all subjects get offered up in conversation between us.
She was calling to see if I could… Read full post »
Leslie held her closed hand
discreetly over top of mine.
“Some trucker gave these to my brother, it’ll help you stay awake,” she said dropping the pills into my palm.
“Duly noted,” I said putting them in my front pocket for safekeeping.… Read full post »
Before the day was out I wanted to send out something positive
for Int'l Women's Day. Legendary singer, Alberta Hunter is an endless
source of inspiration. Despite trials and tribulations she found joy
in the struggle.
Okay, okay, I know ... everyone was doing their favourite things a couple weeks ago. I previously started a post of that nature but life intervened as it always does. I could give a re-cap of what's been going on the last few weeks but instead I'll share some pictures and… Read full post »
Over the next couple weeks Jack and I communicated mostly via late night phone conversations. Never underestimate the power of the human voice. Our budding
It'll rise without a warning leaving evidence and clues
Love's a mystery" - Chrissie Hynde
Part I can be found here.
I nervously folded and shuffled the Tarot cards. She laid them out in a Celtic cross on the table. I was there for… Read full post »
It’s strange the scripts life hands us.
Well, actually, I’m more of the mind that… Read full post »
(There is an instrumental below to follow, if you wish, along with these words).
Lately I’ve been talking
in snippets (like this)
all the years of constantly
of public and private
inside my head
has finally signed, sealed
and delivered me.
I’ve… Read full post »
So, we’re talking about the weather now are we? Why, yes. Yes we are. The whole Northern seaboard is bracing for the bitter cold. It will be - 26°C here tonight.
When… Read full post »
Maybe it's the sight of what's here and what's not that reminds me of summertime when a chlorophyll rich canopy of lush grapevines dot the landscape.
Maybe it is the recent research I’ve done into the weather that has informed me that we get a daily average… Read full post »
The space I write in travels with me. When I close my eyes sentence fragments flash across my closed eyelids with words scrolling along on a pixilated screen.
Sometimes I'm walking, sometimes I'm driving; sometimes I'm even making love.
And sometimes those words get transcribed on to pa… Read full post »
great wine begins with dirt
great sex begins in the imagination
great love begins in silence
then slowly sighs
great poetry finds the soul
great novels find the true story
of the people who walk the pages
on that long unknown road
great storms turn off
and find light amidst darkness
great winds… Read full post »
Despite the rain forming
droplets on the windowpane
I'll venture out like every other New Year's Day
and let my thoughts lead me.
It is so mild a garden spider has spun a web… Read full post »
Like all the other tail end of the Baby Boomer kids we sat there on the school gymnasium floor, destinies unknown. Some kids were fidgeting nervously, others staring wide-eyed at the screen. I can’t remember exactly what year it was but we were absorbed by the film before
In between the
'out with the old
and in with the new'
let it be
Just as the dawn pushes
the dome of darkness
the world will spin
on its tilted axis
our back slapping,
melo-drone of auld lang syne
bound in pithy… Read full post »
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