My oldest daughter (14) sat down this morning and wanted to discuss some poetry.  She loves books so I didn't suspect anything as she wanted to know which ones I liked and did I have a favorite.  

This afternoon she confessed that she wrote them all..... last night.  I am not a writer and I am her mother but I really do think these are beautiful.  I marvell at the joy of watching my children become who they are ment to be.

Do you have a favorite?

brown is a warm mother's touch across her newborn babys brow.
brown is a sweet fed to a crying child.
brown are the eyes that swim like two chocolate pools, so easy to drown in
brown is a releived sigh when wrong is righted,
brown is a color of earth and of warmth,
a color for young and a color for old,
brown is the feel of a warm knit glove that wraps around your hand.  it squeezes gently, reasuringly, and everything seems fine for just that moment.

Purple is the taste of a ripe plum as it's sweet warm juice
runs down your chin.
it is the feel of a sheep's wool as you run your hands
down its thick sides.
it is the inexplicable grace of a ballerina as she stands proudly, a scrap of silk
sliding down her shoulders and twining around her arms
purple is courageous and comforting, it reaches out and beckons, begging to be touched.

white is the feeling of blank bliss,
it tastes like sweet vanilla sliding down your throat.
it feels like tall grass blades that whish along your calves as you run across a field at dawn.
white is a natural feeling,
a soft smile at a rainy day.
it is a simple embrace, a hug, a handshake.
white does not weigh itself down with prophetic meaning,
white is its own.

a long road stretches before me,
it curves out of sight, into infinite possibility.
who could tell wen it might end?
the asphalt could slowly crumble to dust,
or it could abruptly stop.
a turn might lead to an endless fall,
or to a beautiful jewel city.
there may be others down the road, 
maybe to steer me in the right direction.
maybe to lead me down the wrong path.
perhaps someone will join me in my travels, in my search for something i know not of.
maybe i am on a search for answers,
maybe i am here to give them.
but there is only one way to find out.
i take a deep breath and step onto the road.

lyrics dance across a page,
a kiss
a thank
an empty stage.
they wait quietly for the clock to tick
to tock
so they may walk 
and prove themselves
to everyone,
to ponder
to smile
to have some fun.
the lyrics flit around my ears,
toss bits of silk,
sing tiny cheers.
the lyrics press against the glass
in hope that they will always last.


Let it snow...

It has been snowing all day and all of my "little ones" are flying down the hill behind our house.  Sometimes I wish I had a real little one that could wear these adorable boots from wooly baby's etsy shop.  


great art at a great price...

I am loving this painting by Carol Marine.  You can bid on it here.  At $100 it is a steal.


I love having fresh flowers in my home...especially when the are cheap!  Kroger has a special right now on orchids $9.99 how can you resist.  I fell in love with this one but many were much larger and had two sets of flowers.

fun weekend..

I had the pleasure of seeing Frederick Wiseman's La Danse this weekend at the Belcourt.  As the mother of an aspiring ballerina and someone who loves to watch ballet it is a must see.  I know that some felt it was a little long (my husband among them) but I was wanting more.  It is playing through Wednesday so grab a friend and enjoy some wine or Yazoo beer while you watch the film.



I am loving these flowers from Emerson Made.  Great for a wedding or a photo of 5 daughters....hmmm.  I love that they all go together but don't match.


date movie..

We rented this the other night and I loved it.  The only problem is now I am coveting a huge wonderful lake home.  Perhaps by the time my children can bring their children I'll have one.



At an additional 25% off and free shipping Kate has me tempted.  But after spending 2 hours cleaning out my closets this morning I am in the mood to purge not splurge.


don't judge a book by its cover...

Has anyone seen this book in real life?  Could the inside be as fabulous as the cover?

Beth Ann Fennelly

I had the pleasure of being interviewed this morning by Beth Ann Fennelly for Country Living Magazine.  In preparation for our interview I went to Google to see what else she had written etc.  I was surprised to find that this woman who would be arriving at my home not only writes for magazines and teaches but also has written a hand full of books.  I was so thrilled when she gave me Great with Child.  (After an hour on Google I was dying to read this book with such great reviews!)

The morning flew by and my new friend drove home to Mississippi but I am looking forward to reading her book this week end.


Gen and Benjamin

In my dreams my home is this cool, this clean and this organized.  For now I must live thru my friends Gen and Benjamin and there beautiful log home here in Nashville.  Here are some shots of the "after" the ( "before" was too ugly to put on my blog.)   They are beyond inspiring and a must if you are thinking of doing any renovating.  (Photos from cookie mag)

Did I point out that Gen is wearing  a Kayce Hughes ruffle blouse?  I can't live in her house but I can wear her shirt.


fun finds

I just got these fun old framed pieces of wallpaper at Gas Lamp Antique Mall.  They are about 30 in tall so for less that $35 they will help my phobia of empty walls.



I am l0ving these photographs by FrankTheil.  I saw them on a room somewhere (one of my favorite blogs).  Makes me want to grab some paint, wax, orange shellac, hair drier etc and create my own version.


etsy love..

I am not a headband girl but these are the prettiest ones I have ever seen.  There are lots of beautiful things in Bebecha's shop.

reasonable art

I am loving the daily paintings by MichaelNaples.  

Jack and lilly

Desire to inspire posted my photo of Jack and Lilly in our kitchen/family room!  What a treat to be on one of my favorite blogs.  Thanks!