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  • April 24th, 2011 | 11:55 PM
Poem a Day #24

I have never had this much silence between projects, between the compulsion that often fuels my writing, so now, as I put pen to paper again, it all feels so brand new. It's as if I am watching a barren field suddenly sprout, then grow, then blossom.

Poem a Day #24

My writing brain
is waking up
like Rip Van Wrinkle after a too long slumber.

I am surrounded by everything
and nothing that I know
beginner's mind
beginning again.


© 2011 Susan Taylor Brown.  All rights reserved.
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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April 25th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC)
I love new beginnings - second chances, fresh starts and all that. xo
April 26th, 2011 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I just wish I wasn't always starting over, ya know? :)
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April 26th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I feel like I am forever beginning again but always hopeful that this will be time it sticks.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

Susan Taylor Brown

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