Get Your Premium Membership

The Dilettante Diaries: All Roads Lead Home

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Leanne Lovejoy-Burton.


The Dilettante Diaries: "All Roads Lead Home"
All Roads Lead Home Poems Stories Detours Stepping Stones All Roads Lead Home (Lovejoy-Burton/October 2018) "Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts".
1. Iroquois. "Sky Woman and the Creation" http://www.bigorrin.org/archive-creation1.htm 2. "Creation"/Iroquois Mythology https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois_mythology 3. About Inner Strength "I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars". Og Mandino "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places". Ernest Hemingway "He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty". Lao Tzu "There is a saying in Tibetan, Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.' No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful the experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster". Dalai Lama XIV "Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think". Ralph Waldo Emerson "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world". Harriet Tubman "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will". Mahatma Gandhi "What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality". Plutarch "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer". Albert Camus 4. "Modern Soul", James Blake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m17ChWiUTkc 5. Lady Gaga, "Born This Way" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BsLd4Y060Q Powderfinger, "The Day You Come" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhDCHWvdiXM 6.Max Richter - The Leftovers soundtrack (fragments) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNCakQn_0hE Max Richter - Dona Nobis Pacem 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEB-V7NQo2g 7. All Poems/Stories/Quotes in the pages of this - "Book" - for my much beloved daughter Georgia, my family (both sides - including, piano self-taught) and my friends, who I love and pass the key to...

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 6/26/2020 2:12:00 PM
Very True. As you say, "All Roads Lead Home." Great pictures to go with your poem. Enjoy your day and weekend.......
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 11/24/2020 2:34:00 PM
Thanks Paula.
Date: 2/4/2020 4:44:00 AM
You expressed the sentiment skilfully for new ears to hear. Regards David
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 11/24/2020 2:34:00 PM
Thanks David.
Date: 12/19/2019 2:02:00 AM
Muse truth of golden insight, LL! Love and peace forever.
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 12/19/2019 4:03:00 AM
Much love to you R and your loved ones, as the Yuletide season swiftly progresses. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year full of joy, peace and Love. And that you and yours are warm and safe as your Winter intensifies. As always, on the other side of the Pond, your friend, Leanne. Keep singing and composing your beautiful songs and stories. xx
Date: 12/19/2019 2:00:00 AM
Your transcendent voice is dearly missed, my beautiful peacock quill friend! Love and more love always. Romantic Warrior
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 12/19/2019 4:01:00 AM
R, I hope you are doing well over there in The Land of the Brave. I've been writing constantly in PS and out in the real world of Leanne Lovejoy-Burton, I continue to write my story and that of my daughter, Georgia. It is amazing where writing can transport a 'writer', but I am always walking closer towards Home, the main muse. x
Date: 9/27/2019 6:14:00 AM
We are all like birds and animals who went out of their houses and then return in the evening
Login to Reply
Imtiaz Avatar
Muhammad Imtiaz
Date: 2/4/2020 1:28:00 AM
Hi LLB yeah , you are correct. walking different ways but objective and goal is same. there are so many different ways, out of them there is only one way that will lead to truth and peace . that is the destiny of mankind.we need to find that way . Have a nice day
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 9/27/2019 3:56:00 PM
Imtiaz, you have such a beautiful way of expressing yourself through the cerebral magic you weave, it is 'unique' just as that word is hidden within your name. We are all walking different roads, heading towards the same place, possibly. "Home" true Home lies within all and that is the Home that needs to be found. x
Date: 4/16/2019 10:13:00 PM
Very positive and inspiring, Lianne--for sure, no place like it. Great joy!
Login to Reply
Labyrinth Avatar
Lady Labyrinth
Date: 4/17/2019 2:55:00 PM
I've just directed Lovejoy-Burton to go visit your short stories pages..."Land of Beginnings" is a corker of an adventure in ...shadows. Love it!
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 4/16/2019 11:04:00 PM
Thanks Joe. x
Date: 4/2/2019 12:15:00 AM
Leanne , your work is full of wisdom and crafted by a specialist , you. I guess we have walked that crooked path. Alas, Im still so stupid though. Love J ps Im stealing some of your references to make me look smart xx
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 4/2/2019 1:42:00 AM
Jannie Breedt, you would have to be one of the strongest women I have had the pleasure of meeting in these pages and in this world of poets and story tellers. Out there in the real world, in South Africa, in your world, you are one strong woman to contend with ... glad to see you are still alive. Your writing is superbly crafted, colourful and sensual. By no means are you stupid. Your cerebral cortex is flying higher than most. I must away now to drink from the nectar on your pages...
Date: 4/2/2019 12:08:00 AM
Well hello chicken!! I finally read the clip on your Getrude Bell that you had eluded to. What ! Was I fascinated. O yes. Only now am I going up to read your work....b.t.w. I am the chicken. Youre way too gorgeous. Hope youre smiling , else Im in the Soup here
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 4/2/2019 1:48:00 AM
Smiling. The gorgeousness element is debatable. The intelligence level is in high contention at present. Some might say I am if anything, annoyingly incorrigible. Flattery will always win the day. Whip-crack-away. XO
Date: 12/12/2018 7:21:00 AM
Dear LLB This is so true and full of wisdom. simply love it. Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts
Login to Reply
Imtiaz Avatar
Muhammad Imtiaz
Date: 9/27/2019 6:04:00 AM
Yes we all find home. It's true
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 12/13/2018 1:06:00 AM
We all find home eventually Imtiaz. x
Date: 11/7/2018 5:46:00 AM
https://youtu.be/YolR4xWN8Eo
Login to Reply
sharma Avatar
Kishan sharma
Date: 11/21/2018 6:34:00 PM
Hi where are you Leanne?
Date: 11/7/2018 5:34:00 AM
Never forget how wildly capable you are. x
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 11/7/2018 5:43:00 AM
GVLM, SCM ... "and when you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." - Paulo Coelho
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 11/7/2018 5:39:00 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Coelho
Date: 11/3/2018 6:54:00 PM
Nice finish
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 11/3/2018 6:56:00 PM
but have I ...finished? Thanks Kishan. x
Date: 11/3/2018 6:27:00 PM
I can't help but think one of your pictures is a metaphor of walking away...dear friend
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 11/3/2018 6:29:00 PM
Not necessarily Mnsr. Parker. Though, this book of poems here is complete. :) x
Date: 10/30/2018 9:59:00 AM
As Dorothy said in the "Wizard of Oz", there's no place like home, there's no place like home." Whether a physical structure or state of mind, We are home. Your poem is well written and to the point. The illustrations you have chosen are beautiful and so perfect for the poem. Leanne Lovejoy-Burton. All the best ~Warren
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 10/30/2018 1:56:00 PM
Thanks Doll. Simple Equation. Love = Light : Love = Home. Eventually we all find our true north. LUX VITAE.
Date: 10/29/2018 6:29:00 AM
Leanne, like Arturo said, we never really leave home...our hearts are bound to them forever. You are a great story teller as well as a great poet...hoping all is well...Charlie
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 10/29/2018 6:34:00 AM
That's very kind of you Charles. Thank you. I think everyone in these pages are all very good story tellers. I'm no great poet, but thank you for the compliment. When I read great poets, I understand their stories. I am a reader, of great stories. To do that requires empathy.
Date: 10/20/2018 5:54:00 AM
Although we really never left home...A nice write Lovejoy...The first short one I've seen for you...impacting indeed...All the best my friend
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 10/20/2018 6:01:00 AM
Much Love Arturo. Last poem here in this space. I may update my short story section, as I was never a poet, I was a writer of stories. I never wrote poems before last December. This is the book of Poems I've been writing for my beautiful, clever, brave daughter Georgia, my family and friends (yourself included). x
Date: 10/19/2018 5:15:00 PM
I tend to lean on a home is where the heart is, I really wouldn't like to travel the roads that lead to home again...rough, abusive, cold
Login to Reply
Lovejoy-Burton Avatar
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Date: 10/19/2018 5:19:00 PM
We are all walking different roads Frederic, that are leading us "Home". We walk our road, touch others hands, hearts, lips, cheeks, minds and souls and in that interaction of touch, messages and lessons are transferred between us - we are all connected. Light and Dark. Even those who believe they are cut off from us - in forgiveness, there is Love. Love is the key, that opens THE Door. We pass this key onto those we touch. Whether they take it or not, is up to them. "Home" in the physical world is where your heart (love for yourself and others) is leading you...