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09/27/2022 Shrouded 114 Free verse
09/26/2022 Dangerous Territory 157 Free verse
09/25/2022 First 191 Free verse
09/23/2022 Strange Creatures and The Forest of Egregore 236 Free verse
09/21/2022 Angels Incorporated: Coming Up Roses 179 Free verse
09/20/2022 Crazy is as Crazy does 207 Free verse
09/16/2022 Cross Roads, Notes and Bridges 277 Free verse
09/15/2022 Keys 210 Free verse
09/14/2022 The Worn Veil 236 Pantoum
09/14/2022 Distant 248 Free verse
09/13/2022 The Pavane 264 Free verse
09/12/2022 Monarch 179 Free verse
09/10/2022 Visceral 211 Free verse
09/08/2022 The Tudor Rose, The Lion and The Sceptre of Light 235 Free verse
09/08/2022 Improvised, Noughts and Crosses 199 Free verse
09/05/2022 Broken Brights Lit the Light 210 Free verse
09/03/2022 Shades of Blue, Daily Devotions 255 Free verse
09/02/2022 Phoenix Dreams in the Realm of Crows 297 Free verse
09/01/2022 Titan and the Night Tears of Eos 324 Free verse
08/31/2022 Kiss the Leopards 386 Free verse
08/29/2022 Butterscotch 319 Free verse
08/28/2022 Heeling Mephistopheles 315 Free verse
08/26/2022 footprints 359 Free verse
08/24/2022 Her Ever Changing Moods, the Rapture Reprising 441 Romanticism
08/23/2022 Sunshine Superman and the Oriental Nightfish 376 Free verse
08/22/2022 Transport Terminals 408 Narrative
08/21/2022 White Noise and the Motherload of Dark Matter 455 Narrative
08/19/2022 The Seance of All Things 513 Free verse
08/19/2022 The Velvet Echo 480 Free verse
08/18/2022 The Dreams of Bedes 539 Free verse
08/17/2022 The Colour of the Breeze 566 Free verse
08/16/2022 Halos of a Thousand Lashes 586 Free verse
08/16/2022 The Well of Bluebird Eggs 537 Free verse
08/15/2022 The Returning 536 Narrative
08/14/2022 The Call of the Grimoire 580 Narrative
08/13/2022 Moonspinner Seer 582 Free verse
08/08/2022 Oratorio 586 Free verse
08/07/2022 How to Live in Silence 995 Free verse
08/07/2022 Rabbits 657 Free verse
08/07/2022 Love Stitches an Ocean 545 Free verse
08/04/2022 Golden Red 581 Romanticism
08/02/2022 Envelope 587 Free verse
07/30/2022 Sewn 555 Free verse
07/30/2022 Painting Dragons in One Stroke 622 Free verse
07/29/2022 The Beautiful Drowning 582 Free verse
07/29/2022 The Padded Soft Cell 563 Free verse
07/26/2022 The Longest Conversation I had with a Ghost 599 Free verse
07/26/2022 Chasing Ghosts in Cars 676 Free verse
07/22/2022 Skinwalker 698 Free verse
07/21/2022 Fathoms Deeper 651 Free verse
07/20/2022 Tomorrow, a World Away 577 Free verse
07/15/2022 Brave Heart 685 Free verse
07/12/2022 Aurora Spills 741 Free verse
07/10/2022 Blue Silks 557 Free verse
07/08/2022 Mothers - A Conversation with a Daughter 747 Narrative
06/26/2022 The Value of Time 662 Free verse
06/20/2022 The Sleeper and The Supernaturalist 766 Narrative
06/18/2022 Trash 738 Free verse
06/18/2022 Fits the Need 785 Free verse
06/17/2022 In You 530 Free verse
06/15/2022 Upside Down World 635 Free verse
06/14/2022 One Day She Said 634 Free verse
06/10/2022 Inclusive Spread 533 Free verse
06/09/2022 Folly 607 Free verse
06/08/2022 Gaslit 663 Free verse
06/08/2022 Lit 718 Free verse
06/07/2022 Intermission: The Pause 654 Free verse
06/02/2022 Liber Novus 770 Free verse
06/01/2022 Nothingness 780 Free verse
06/01/2022 The X Factor 626 Free verse
05/29/2022 Intermission: Runnaway Train 591 Romanticism
05/29/2022 Fata Morgana 826 Narrative
05/28/2022 Flow 673 Free verse
05/27/2022 9 Lives 506 Monoku
05/26/2022 Seeded 590 Free verse
05/26/2022 flatline 563 Free verse
05/25/2022 All the music murdered 543 Free verse
05/24/2022 Birth of Venus 651 Free verse
05/22/2022 The Apocrypha of Familiars 674 Narrative
05/22/2022 Frequency 751 Narrative
05/09/2022 The Waiting 657 Narrative
05/08/2022 Alphaville 656 Free verse
05/08/2022 Hereafter, unidentified 606 Free verse
05/03/2022 The Secret Place 642 Free verse
05/02/2022 Lost Pantheons 660 Free verse
04/29/2022 Poets are Us 702 Free verse
04/25/2022 The In-Between 795 Free verse
04/22/2022 heart 854 Free verse
04/16/2022 See of Ghosts 822 Free verse
04/15/2022 Entry's Prologue 647 Free verse
04/15/2022 essence 581 Free verse
04/14/2022 blueprint 578 Free verse
04/14/2022 The Beating Heart and Our Skin 534 Free verse
04/13/2022 split schizoid mission 494 Free verse
04/12/2022 No Longer Gods 468 Free verse
04/11/2022 Poetique 759 Free verse
04/11/2022 holding space 454 Free verse
04/08/2022 Marriages Made in Heaven 495 Free verse
04/07/2022 Slingshot 672 Free verse
04/01/2022 15 and 16 415 Free verse
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Quote Left That girl she is hell bent. That girl she is hell bent on reaching heaven. That girl she is a message of love rolled up in ash, smoking hot, she’s still glowing. Light bulb brain, like a genie...rub. 3 wishes - come, undone. Light and Dark is a mysterious thing. Light bulb brain, like a genie...rub. 3 wishes. That girl is hell bent. Quote Right
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Quote Left ...one day we all die, we all must leave something of our love behind for those who need our love the most ... time is a precious commodity, stolen and squandered by the injustices and untruths of life. Quote Right
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Quote Left Love like an ocean is mercurial. Subject to changing constancy; underneath the waves, in the deepest bed lies true love, watching us tread water, waiting for us to turn late or early, it does not matter; we dive deeper to find its arms open, ready to envelop us. We go searching for pearls, drowning in it all, treasure like wisdom to be found Quote Right
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Quote Left Life above the waves, Blue Sky reflects light, deeper than we care to admit. Sun and gold found in the unlikeliest depths, lighting up all dimensions. And we rise. Eventually. Quote Right
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Quote Left I am all for cremation. Love it (the idea of it all)...cremation it is! ashes released to a breeze (not interred into some cavity of a wall, like a nagging, painful, loose filling); ashes released into a breeze, balmy, or freezing full of life, that carries it into the nostrils and bodies of the gorgeously unsuspecting, eventually infecting their minds in ways they are totally unaware of, yet magic still remains. Quote Right
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Quote Left We don't write words. We don't paint words. We eat words. Writers, Poets, the Reader, the Inquisitive. The more hungry, the more words eaten. What evolves is the lesson emanating from what is regurgitated. Too full up. After all is said ... and done...do words mean a jot? When the other chapter opens, and the old closes. Sense kicks in. Quote Right
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Quote Left "Listening is all well and good", she said. "Watch and learn, read between the lines; Morse Code, a gift of Love - for you," she said. Quote Right
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Quote Left Colours dance before our eyes starbursts take us up and down through tunnels rollercoaster rides home - sex, love, birth, death, all through spectral colours, life sensual senses something electric, close and far away, in the green and blue dance. Quote Right
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Quote Left My God is a poet singing me home with their genderless pronouns, sticky love like blood tar the tears in my eyes the black heart is fixed on, feeling the sum of the parts, communion is served best without - heavy armour worn gospels, the insides torn, turned out. Quote Right
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Quote Left "'Choices' are the tokens that take us to places perhaps we never wished we'd visited, but we leave with greater knowledge and a firmer and clearer understanding of ourselves and the truth of it all. We are a book of life constantly re-editing our pages and at the root of it all, we rely on our internal compass - for some, this is an elusive marker to locate, but eventually it is found. Never judge a book by its cover." LadyLabyrinth (aka Leanne Lovejoy-Burton). Quote Right
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Quote Left "My mother is the strongest human I know and her blood runs through my veins. It pumps through my veins, hot as the lava that spills forth in Hell. She is formidable and she is in ...me. Always. This is at once both frightening and liberating. I know no other love like this - it is all consuming, feral, exhilarating wild. She says, one day I will meet my match. I asked her, who will that be? She responded, You will know. I wonder. Will it be my lover, or my child?" Quote Right
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Quote Left "My muse is my daughter My strength is hers My muse is my mother Her strength is mine My muse are my sisters My strength is theirs My muse is my soul Our strength is eternal" Quote Right
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Quote Left The greatest people of strength, the survivors, men and women alike, will always find a way to turn their weakness into strength, to learn from their greatest and smallest falls, how to rise and they will ultimately use their strength to face forward and move towards the Sun. Quote Right
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Quote Left There is LIFE to be lived...after all is said and done. Women are built to withstand and bare the greatest pain in life, sometimes that will result in death, and perhaps if not death, a great loss of some incomprehensible proportion/s - but mostly, there is a strength that is inherently congenital to deliver beauty through something more substantial than looks and coquettish wiles. Quote Right
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Quote Left Women have the greatest capacity to turn their weaknesses into strength, and for the ones who cannot see that in themselves, it is up to the other women who are aware of their own strength, to support and stand with them, to show them they have that in them, that strength. Quote Right
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Quote Left Women are the greatest survivors. The Truth of all that is, that even when they have left this Earth, they leave their strength in their lineage. There are good men out there as well. But...as Kipling would tout, and he was spot on, "the female of the species is much stronger than the male. Quote Right
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Quote Left At the end, the final chapter, the last thought is of LOVE. It is only of Love, and all its guises, its faces we have faced and walked away from, and that we must face again... to do a full circle, to move forward to the entry gate. Without Love, the key will not turn the door to the dream, that we all push aside. Love is the "token" one must offer to move through...that door. Quote Right
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Quote Left "At the end, the final chapter, the last thought is of LOVE. It is only of Love, and all its guises, its faces we have faced and walked away from, to do a full circle, back to the entry gate. Without Love, the key will not turn the door to the dream, that we all push aside. Love is the "token" one must offer to move through...that door." Quote Right
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Quote Left "Last call Minsky's... Piano Bar, Freedom Keys..." Quote Right
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Quote Left "It's always the last poem....." Quote Right
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Quote Left "One always carries the Other on the journey and it is always with Love. Battle wary and armour well worn. What is not seen, is blatantly front and center during the entire story, but always overlooked to what the eye and conscience sees first." Quote Right
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Quote Left "Victory is won, when you offer your tongue to the sacrament that is truest love and written on that wafer, is your past, a love note counting each number reverently towards your future, a heartbeat walking towards me. Home." Quote Right
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Quote Left "The majority, look at a tableau and only see what they think is the obvious. The strongest characters in the story are front and centre, but remain unseen. They are the true vehicles of Victory." PONY, LadyLabyrinth Quote Right
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Quote Left If you want uplifting and safe, stick with attending vespers every night, praying to write what is generic and ordinarily expected. Quote Right
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Quote Left The writers,the women that interest me, that make me alert to the fact that there is more to “IT” than just vacuous moonbeams & miraculous waters of ambrosia swimming with castrated unicorns,are the ones that inspire me by their strength,courage & raw honesty & they are the ones who usually arrive to light through tumultuous dark days & haggard life experience, not by sitting in a green field threading daisy chains singing,"he loves me,he loves me not"- they are the ones that always win with me. Quote Right
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Quote Left "Competitive, you bet. Life is about survival and survival is competition, but sometimes you must lose to win." Lovejoy-Burton writing as LadyLabyrinth Quote Right
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Quote Left Je reviendrai pour réclamer mon enfance perdue dans la prochaine vie Quote Right
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Quote Left I will come back to claim my lost childhood in the next life. Quote Right
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Quote Left "The more the journey inwards, the further the journey outwards." (LadyLabyrinth/Leanne Lovejoy-Burton) Quote Right
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Quote Left What makes a man or woman, human? What makes a human put thoughts into words into stories? Surely, it is the Soul, the Higher Self that has the wish to convene with other souls. Is LOVE not the truest form of collaboration? When love transports a human out of the story into real life, then souls truly do meet. (Leanne Lovejoy-Burton writing as LadyLabyrinth) Quote Right
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Short Stories

TitleCategories
Cyrus ghost, mystery,
Devas in a Haunted World fantasy, mystery, science fiction,
A Violet for a Mother's Grave crime, horror, macabre, mystery,
Virus in the Paradox mystery, science fiction, thriller,
Ghost Stories. ghost, macabre, mystery,
The Death of Mother fantasy, for teens, moral, science fiction, young adult,
The Corner Chamber mystery,
The Smyth Sewer - Chapter 3 - Flirtation crime, mystery, thriller,
The Smyth Sewer - Chapter 2 - Ignition crime, mystery, thriller,
The Smyth Sewer - Chapter 1 - Observation crime, mystery, thriller,
Sleeping to Dream romantic,
Jumping Pin love,

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All Poetry, Short Stories and Quotes

Leanne Lovejoy-Burton & LadyLabyrinth 

 are dedicated to

my daughter,

Georgia.

(2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

The Real Mother

ALL ROADS LEAD HOME

 

LOVE.  JOY.  BE.

The True Mother

With all my love, Mum. x

HOME

Sydney, Australia.

https://www.poetrysoup.com/me/LovejoyBee

https://www.poetrysoup.com/me/LadyLabyrinth 

LEANNE LOVEJOY-BURTON

"Lady Labyrinth"

(A Work in Progress)

Mother's Daughter

"Mother's Daughter" / Miley Cyrus

https://youtu.be/gVE2la0ENwU

FREEDOM

"A Strange Kind of Love" / Peter Murphy

https://youtu.be/QYdMce5mn-Y

 
"SUBWAY" / Peter Murphy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philip Glass - The Poet Acts
 
 
“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”
(Virginia Woolf, Between the Acts)
 

 

“Lock up your libraries if you like;

but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt

that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”

(Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own)

 

“I would venture to guess that Anon,

who wrote so many poems without signing them,

was often a woman.”

( Viginia Woolfe, A Room of One's Own)

 

"A  Woman must have money

and a room of her own

if she is to write fiction."

(Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own)

 

“I can only note that the past is beautiful

because one never realises an emotion at the time.

It expands later, and thus we don't have complete

emotions about the present, only about the past.” 

(Virginia Woolf)

“Love, the poet said, is woman's whole existence.”
(Virginia Woolf, Orlando)

"It is an Ancient Mariner

and he stoppeth one of three...."

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43997/the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner-text-of-1834

Lux Vitae

"WE BELIEVE in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen..."

NIcene Creed:

http://anglicansonline.org/basics/nicene.html

https://www.crcna.org/welcome/beliefs/creeds/nicene-creed

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicene_Creed

"To describe my mother would be to write

about a hurricane in its perfect power.

Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow."

(I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou)

 

"And all my mother came into mine eyes.

And gave me up to tears.” 

(William Shakespeare)

Leanne Lovejoy-Burton

(LadyLabyrinth)

Daughter, Mother, Sister, Aunt 

;

Friend, to those who count ...

for gvlm

for jk, ak, io, to

"Delphi" / LadyLabyrinth

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/delphi_1249786

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_hidden_garden_in_my_winter_forest_1017589

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/lux_vitae_love_stories_of_the_fey__in_the_clouds_1021005

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_shattering_silence_of_falling_leaves_1020952

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/thy_beautiful_heart_the_blue_faeries_baby_1052279

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_silkworms_birthday_1178014

Happy 18th Birthday, with all my love, Mum. x

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_hidden_garden_in_my_winter_forest_1017589

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/sacred_lakes_1352556

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/broken_world_1372090

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/black_dog_barks_1335532

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/war_and_peace_in_the_time_of_loves_retribution_1292360

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_true_mother_1165956

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_formidable_gambit_1297383

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_theory_of_positivism_1333653

OM SO HUM 

https://youtu.be/qA4XX15xatk

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/christmas_in_the_cathedral_of_the_forest_deep_1314767

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/tell_me_something_beautiful_1310173

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/automatic_1167041

Sacral Chakra Healing Chant - 

https://youtu.be/HdiIR8eVO-M

“This is what I believe:

That I am I.

That my soul is a dark forest.

 

That my known self

will never be more

than a little clearing in the forest.

 

That gods, strange gods,

come forth from the forest

into the clearing

of my known self,

and then go back.

 

That I

must have the courage

to let them

come and go.

 

That I

will never

let mankind

put anything over me,

but that I

will try always

to recognize and submit

to the gods in me

and the gods

in other men and women.

 

There is my creed.”

(D.H. Lawrence)

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_chalice_of_murdered_crows_991857

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/black_crow_mojo_1006525

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_evolution_of_a_broken_heart_1000938

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_boadicea_blood_cup_1002568

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/fatal_attraction_1030509

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/burnt_aqua_1356374

 

"IT'S MY LIFE" TALK TALK
 
Lady Labyrinth
Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
Sydney, Australia
"HOME"
October 2019
 
 
(Mother - Georgia Victoria Lovejoy Murcell)
(Sister -  Karen & Melissa Lovejoy Burton)
(Aunt - James-Alana-India-Tamsin)
(Daughter - Lynette & Peter)
 
(Friend - To those who count)
 
 
 
 
 
"Ordinary World", Duran Duran
 
 
25.10.19
Sydney, Australia
"HOME"
 
 
"Black Swan Theory", Leanne Lovejoy-Burton
 
"Time Has Got Nothing to Do with It", Peter Murphy
https://youtu.be/CrLGUcelnkE
Lyrics:
 
Juvenal
("Life" heading. Research)
 
 
A  MYSTERY OF A STORY
 
LOVE.  JOY.  BE.

Let Love Begin

Oct 2019

"A SKY OF HONEY" / Kate Bush

https://youtu.be/SLeyuKiMosY

Sydney, HOME, Oct, 2019
 
 

Go visit the Poets 

the place

where 

True Lovers

 

...

go.

x

 
Dance?
 
 
"Mothers of daughters
are daughters of mothers
and have remained so,
in circles joined to circles,
since time began - "
(Signe Hammer)
 
"My mother
wanted me to be
her wings, to fly
as she never quite had 
the courage to do.
I love her for that.
I love the fact 
that she wanted 
to give birth
to her own wings"
(Erica Jong)
 
"The mother-daughter
relationship
is quite complex".
(Wynona Judd)
 
 
"One must learn to love 
and go through
a good deal of suffering
to get to it....
and the journey
is always towards
the other soul."
(D.H. Lawrence)
 
 

"Strong"/LadyLabyrinth

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/strong_1192970

 

 

"Space Weaver"/Lisa Gerrard

https://youtu.be/WokkX5FOf14

Your Life is Your Life: Go All the Way

CHARLES BUKOWSKI:  

https://youtu.be/2lK4LrD8Ii4

 

"Free Falling"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/free_falling_1209774

"LUX VITAE"

For Georgia,

"The Characteristics of a Lion"

https://youtu.be/ReKekRTvxwQ

Love, always

Mum.

Sydney, October 2019

"God is a Woman" / LadyLabyrinth

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/is_god_a_woman_1294012

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/shes_the_apocalypse_1226444

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/conversations_with_a_daughter_creeps_1226007

"I have sometimes thought

that a woman's nature

is like a great house full of rooms:

there is the hall,

through which everyone passes

in going in and out;

the drawingroom,

where one receives formal visits;

the sitting-room,

where the members of the family

come and go as they list;

but beyond that,

far beyond,

are other rooms,

the handles of whose doors

perhaps are never turned;

no one knows the way to them,

no one knows whither they lead;

and in the innermost room,

the holy of holies,

the Soul sits alone

and waits for a footstep that never comes."

Edith Wharton

"ORLANDO", Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

https://youtu.be/DcMLkce_BLg

 

Syliva Plath

https://youtu.be/wCWl8ZIgCHk

 

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

https://youtu.be/1raSUYAr0s0

 

Simone De Beauvoir

"The Second Sex" (Full Transcript)

https://archive.org/stream/1949SimoneDeBeauvoirTheSecondSex/1949_simone-de-beauvoir-the-second-sex_djvu.txt

Daphne Du Maurier - "Rebecca"

https://www.bookscool.com/en/Rebecca/1

 

Emily Bronte - "Wuthering Heights"

https://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks/wuthering-heights.pdf

 

Charlotte Bronte - "Jane Eyre"

https://www.planetebook.com/jane-eyre/

 

Charles Dickens - "Great Expectations"

https://www.planetebook.com/great-expectations/

 

James Lee Burke - "In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead"

 

Haruki Murakami - "Kafka on the Shore"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/thy_beautiful_heart_the_blue_faeries_baby_1052279

 

"For we think back through our mothers if we are women. Without self awareness we are as babies in the cradles." 

Virginia Woolf

 

“It's no good trying to get rid of your own aloneness. You've got to stick to it all your life. Only at times, at times, the gap will be filled in. At times. But you have to wait for the times. Accept your own aloneness and stick to it, all your life. And then accept the times when the gap is filled in, when they come. But they've got to come. You can't force them.” D.H. Lawrence

"One must learn to love, and go through a good deal of suffering to get to it, and the journey is always towards the other soul." D.H. Lawrence

 

"Books are the mirrors of the soul."

Virginia Woolf

 

"Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm, which the domesticated volumes of the library lack."Virginia Woolf

 

"For books continue each other, in spite of our habit of judging them separately." 

Virginia Woolf
 

"I do think all good and evil comes from words. I have to tune myself into a good temper with something musical, and I run to a book as a child to its mother" 

 

Virginia Woolf

 

"For now she need not think of anybody. She could be herself, by herself. And that was what now she often felt the need of - to think; well not even to think. To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself, a wedge-shaped core of darkness, something invisible to others... and this self having shed its attachments was free for the strangest adventures."  

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse

 

 

Review on "To the Lighthouse" by Viriginia Woolf

(Review by Literary Hub, Christopher Frizelle, May 2015)

https://lithub.com/the-day-virginia-woolf-brought-her-mom-back-to-life/

 

E-book - "To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf

https://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks01/0100101.txt

 

 

"And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves."

Virginia Woolf - To the Lighthouse

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_true_mother_1165956     

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/broken_world_1372090

     

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/thy_beautiful_heart_the_blue_faerys_baby_1052279

I HEAR THE SONG IN REVERSE

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/i_hear_the_song_in_reverse_1251566

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stations_of_the_Cross

X

"One must learn to love,

and go through 

a good deal of suffering

to get to it...

and the journey

is always towards

the other soul."

(D.H. Lawrence)

https://youtu.be/KdXFIYug9HE

https://youtu.be/HdiIR8eVO-M

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/cherish_armour_1019783

 

https://youtu.be/6d6uMRy52CM

Our Secret Garden

https://genius.com/Peter-murphy-our-secret-garden-lyrics

 

https://youtu.be/tj3Rk05xECU

A Strange Kind of Love

 

Not de Beauvoir...

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_true_mother_1165956

gvlm/LLB

For my beloved daughter,

Georgia Victoria Lovejoy Murcell

the only "reader" 

who matters.

Warts and All. ;) x

Maleficient. 

easter egg 

for 

Georgia

 

"Orlando"

Movie - 

https://movies2watch.ru/movie/orlando-3w28/1-full

 

"Orlando"

by Virginia Woolf

Ebook - 

https://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200331.txt

 

THERE'S A STORY FOR YOU. LOL XX

LOVE LETTERS TO THE SOUL

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckzg0fHaLE4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BufZ6NP0VD4

 

Our Lady Of the Perfect Imperfections....

 

 

Sydney, 2019

Sunday 21/6/2020, Sydney Australia

HOME

Sunday 21.6.20, Sydney

unfiltered ;) x

57yrs 10mths Young 

ah, the cat's out of the bag now! lol

"reading other readers

who write nightmares and dreams"

Home - Sydney, 2020. 

LUX VITAE. Xx

This Wild Darkness/ Moby

https://youtu.be/81wBu2RzVsI


2020

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

HOME

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_daughter_my_nation_981098

 

 

LOVE.   JOY.     BE.

"LUX VITAE"

(vcb-ljb-llb-klb-mlb-gvlm-iob-tob-ak-jk)

for gvlm, iob, tob,ak,jk

Pharrell Mashup Happy Get Lucky Pomplamoose

https://youtu.be/H0m_PEisrBc

"TRUTH“ is like poetry…

and most people hate poetry.

But if you like poetry,

it will speak and speak and speak to you…

and it will be meaningful every time."

Happy Birthday my daughter.

21 yrs, 2020

b. 18/9/99

As always, with all my LOVE.

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/thy_beautiful_heart_the_blue_faeries_baby_1052279

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_shattering_silence_of_falling_leaves_1020952

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/cherish_armour_1019783

"MOTHER'S DAUGHTER" / CYRUS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znRsJw_PKXI&feature=youtu.be

"BRIGHTER THAN SUNSHINE" / AQUALUNG

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3In8VPzZwAE&feature=youtu.be

"DICKINSON" - for G. x

https://tv.apple.com/us/show/dickinson/umc.cmc.1ogyy5s2agasxa5qztabrlykn

Emily Dickinson

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/emily-dickinson

'"Mother is the name for God in the hearts of little children".

William Makepeace Thackeray

"Nisi Dominus - Cum Dederit" /Vivaldi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_pg6rVkomI&feature=youtu.be

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42889/hope-is-the-thing-with-feathers-314

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/52139/fame-is-a-bee-1788

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47653/this-world-is-not-conclusion-373

"BLUE SKY"

I WILL SURVIVE + MAROON 5

https://youtu.be/bgAIPwTlnHg

'"Mother is the name for God in the hearts of little children".

William Makepeace Thackeray

d. 18/9/71

"Nisi Dominus - Cum Dederit" /Vivaldi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_pg6rVkomI&feature=youtu.be

"Breathe", Fleurie (Lyrics)

https://youtu.be/JQVop3-OOXc

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_daughter_my_nation_981098

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/silence_is_a_poem_1275226

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_authoress_-_the_author_1134904

"Man Eating Flower"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/man_eating_flower__1220943

"Scent of Magnolia" , David Sylvian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPNK1phU1q0

"Voluptuous Bullets" 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/voluptuous_bullets_1215553

 

"WRITING POEMS - LUDOVICO EINAUDI (intouchables)"

https://youtu.be/ZBZtSwoBsng

 

It appears that regularly (as in daily), the artwork in the pages of my poems/short stories and Biography drops out, due to advertising or driver load capacity for the Poetry Soup Website pages of my poetry.  My artwork/photography goes hand-in-hand with the stories I am telling through my poetry and short stories. It may be when you read my poetry/short stories you will see gaps where artwork/photos were and that is a shame ...

considering I have paid Premium Membership to be able to upload music and art/photos -  and my photos/artwork are kept and uploaded from a fixed address and therefore should not fall out/off the page.

I have spoken to PS Admin on several occasions about this problem. Hopefully it will be rectified soon. I would be interested in hearing from any other Premium or Life Time member who has the same issues with their artwork/photos continually falling out/off their poems/short story pages). 

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_dilettante_diaries_the_incubation_and_metamorphosis_of_ulysses_1058738

"Una Mattina" - Ludovico Einaudi

https://youtu.be/0Bvm9yG4cvs

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/home_1197967

 

Home / Depeche Mode

https://youtu.be/yIvKZ_EX_xE

 

Hell to the Liars/London Grammar

https://youtu.be/msD08Pxy9fY

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_mirrored_war_room_1225254

2011 -  49 yrs & 11.5 yrs, Sydney

 - Rockstar -

"Moonage Daydream"/Bowie

https://youtu.be/RPUAldgS7Sg

2013/14yrs & 51yrs Brisbane

One Bad Apple

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/one_bad_apple_1300201

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/protection_1225775

 

Barefoot in the Bushfires of the Vanities

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/barefoot_in_the_bushfires_of_the_vanities_1164827

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_hidden_garden_in_my_winter_forest_1017589

https://youtu.be/msD08Pxy9fY

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_true_mother_1165956

At the desk....writing...and reading other writers. (researching).

Nightmares and Dreams

Through the Glass Darkly

https://youtu.be/O2ziG2u-d3M

"NECROPOLEIS"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/necropoleis_1242139

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/all_that_is_1174078

"Slow Gin & Astral Conversations"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/slow_gin_and_astral_conversations_1386695

 

"Bars Between the Left and Right Margins"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/short_stories/bars_between_the_left_and_right_margins_2913

"The Theory of Positivism"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_theory_of_positivism_1333653

"Courting the Sublime Significance of Nothingness""

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/courting_the_sublime_significance_of_nothingness_1323821

To My Darling and

Much Loved

Daughter

- GEORGIA -

 
p.s. there is no such word in the English language as "gonna". Replace going to with "Will".

"No one who doesn't write can know how fine it is.

And if I don't have the talent to write for newspapers or books, well then I can always go on writing for myself".

Anne Frank

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_deconstructed_lilith_1185651

more than likely 

a whole lot of 

"TROUBLE"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poems_by_poet.aspx?ID=95093

Moonie (Moonlight) 

lying doggo...

she wears her heart

on her sleeve.

Fierce Warrior Queen.

She Who Must be Obeyed.

No. 1 Puss;

Survivor.

and not to leave out,

the very handsome

rogueish Rupert,

8mths (as at 19.6.21)

Warrior Pirate; Survivor.

hmmm, the looks lay out the current state of this relationship...

Eleanor Abernathy 

on 

covert assignment.

Assignment - Rupert (Valentino)

centre stage,

 cat walk ready.

The Mysterious Moonlight

This serious Moonlight...

Let's Dance

https://youtu.be/Mp7RWNoGakY

Bowie

David Bowie ~ Golden Years 1975 Disco Purrfection Version

https://youtu.be/SkkOu1BYNo0

in the driver's seat.

All My Love/London Grammar

https://youtu.be/l0Bzb8NMTGk

This Wild Darkness

https://youtu.be/NRqg6qS8-yU

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_phenomenal_transient_world_1290653

https://youtu.be/GMfjA4gyEcU

T-Rex "Cosmic Dancer"

(1)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_alienation

 

(2)

https://mothersapartproject.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/maternal-alienation/

&

https://www.coralanikatheill.com/maternal-alienation-fact-sheet

&

https://angelzfury.wordpress.com/maternal-deprivation/

 

(3)

https://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/bitstream/2440/110550/2/02whole.pdf

&

https://cwasu.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Working-with-Maternal-Alienation.Practitioner_Resource2.pdf

 

UNSTOPPABLE

"Unstoppable they called her
but I saw her stop
I saw her stop many times.

Sometimes
I thought she had stopped for good

but no
she always found a way to resurrect.

Rise again.

Not the same
never the same.

Each time a little more determined
and a little less vulnerable.

Unstoppable they said
but I think
it was the in the stopping

that she found her power."


by 
Donna Ashworth

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/home_is_a_burning_flame_1004944

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_true_mother_1165956

"The True Mother"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_true_mother_1165956

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/broken_world_1372090

 

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_true_mother_1165956

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/broken_world_1372090

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_authoress_-_the_author_1134904

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/thy_beautiful_heart_the_blue_faeries_baby_1052279

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_hidden_garden_in_my_winter_forest_1017589

"All My Love"/London Grammar

https://youtu.be/l0Bzb8NMTGk

2021/Sydney, Australia.

59yrs

HOME.

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/dirt_road_to_hill_end_1346060

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_daughter_my_nation_981098

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_own_country_1348197

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/sacred_lakes_1352556

INFJ

https://www.16personalities.com/infj-personality

(She/Her) 

However,

"Just my name please" ... 

 

and if it's all too confusing - 

https://lgbtlifecenter.org/pronouns/#columns-1

 

 

"I am rarely capable of following this advice,

but try to descend fully into the work --

the beauty of the work.

Words and sentences and people

committing everything to them.

People looking for the lessons and the lyricism,

the sermon and the symphony,

in what you've put down

and thrown up for them.

The worthiness is in the creation of one's work,

and the magic is in the sharing of it."

(Tennessee Williams)

https://youtu.be/HdiIR8eVO-M

A sense of humour will always help.... xx

"Love & Fear" , Marina (Full Album 2019)

https://youtu.be/GiOGlYjKgX8

"wOKe"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/woke_1387435

"Tell Me Something Beautiful"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/tell_me_something_beautiful_1310173

 

"Snapdragons and Dandy Lions"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/snapdragons_and_dandy_lions_-_part_1_971859

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/road_to_lovejoy_-_piano_for_the_self_taught_-_part_2_971684

 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/mindgames_figs_and_a_dictionary_968133

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_own_country_1348197

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/my_daughter_my_nation_981098

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/dissolution_1376423

The End of Dragons

https://youtu.be/k9x_maPw0DE

https://genius.com/Gary-numan-the-end-of-dragons-lyrics

FOREVER

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/forever_1396675

"I Hear the Song in Reverse"

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/i_hear_the_song_in_reverse_1251566

https://youtu.be/0PZ9gJ_Vtdg

"When you look back,
may you see
that love was enough,
LOVE
was always the goal,
peace was its chariot
and hope the warm wind
to speed it along,
and may you share that wisdom
with others who so desperately need it."
 
 
 
Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
Year 2002
at
The Three Sisters
There's alway's an Angel close by watching over us.
 
 
"Black Crow Mojo"
 
 
Into the Light/
The Banshees
https://youtu.be/pictArFbX_A
 

 
 
31.12.21
 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_gideon_edge_1241895

 
MESSAGE TO MY DAUGHTER,
GEORGIA VICTORIA LOVEJOY MURCELL
 
19.01.2022
 
 
"NEVER NEVER EVER GIVE UP.
ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
NEVER NEVER EVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAM/S".
 
 
At the desk, writing...
dreams and nightmares
 
 
 
 
https://youtu.be/vXXjSPBYCS4
Marina, "Love & Fear"
 
a
 
"The Evolution of a Broken Heart"
https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_evolution_of_a_broken_heart_1000938

 

 
 
 

Now There's a Story for You...

 
 
In the Pink ;)
 
"Conceits"
 
 
 
 
Ghost
29.04.22
 
 
 
 
 
 
Me and my boyfriend,
Rupert Valentino
"Home"
Sydney, Australia
20.06.2022
 
"IF YOU ARE A WOMAN WITHOUT HER MOTHER
There will never be a day you don’t miss her.
Never a day, where you don’t wish you could hear her voice or ask for her advice just one more time.
There will never be a moment that you don’t regret all the times you screened her call, or missed a visit, simply because life was just too busy.
And now you realise busy is fake, it isn’t real.
She was real and she is gone.
And you are alone.
And the feeling of abandonment and loneliness is huge. Mind-blowing, no matter how loved or surrounded by family you may be.
None of it is her.
When the woman who brought you into this world is no longer here, it is a lonely place.
And you are now she.
You are now the one expected to guide, to discipline, to love, to handle everything, for everyone. And that is a shock.
But you got this.
Because she taught you well.
She made you right and she made you strong and she filled you with enough love to share around, even after she was gone.
So go on.
And make her proud.
And remember, look out for the little girl who still lives inside you somewhere, she misses her Mama very much.
Be kind.
Donna Ashworth "
From ‘To The Women’
"A GIRL NEEDS A MOTHER

Somewhere inside of you, is a little girl who needs a mother.
Whether you have a mother or not, the need will always be there.
Even if you never had one, if you didn't experience that maternal love, there is a hole inside of you that perhaps, you didn’t even know you had.

A woman needs a mother, this much is true.

So if you’re lucky enough to have a mother living, call her, listen to her, show up if she wants you, or even if she doesn’t.
Let her care, let her in, let her be a part of your life, for you are an enormous part of hers.

If you no longer have a mother, be very kind to the little girl who lives within you, she is hurting.
She misses her mother more than you realise.
Be gentle with her and don’t be too harsh when she is lost.
She doesn’t have a mother to show her the way.

For those of you who have had a mother, who couldn’t love you the way you deserved, your heart is even more broken and bruised.
There is little in this world more painful than that.
Surround yourself with as much love as you can possibly find.
You deserve it so very much indeed.

You see, a mother is the source of life, the teacher of love, she is shelter, she is nurture, she is home.

Take her with you wherever you go and let her love carry on, even after she has gone.
It’s part of you.
She never really leaves.
If you look within, you will find her there.

Hold on to that, my friend,
hold on to that.

Donna Ashworth
From ‘The Right Words’

mother/mums/parenting /grandmother/poetry for women/poetry/wordsforwomen"
"Fata Morgana"
for VCB
Lux Vitae
 
 
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(full poem)
 
 
 
"HOME"
Sydney, Australia
8 July 2022
(with my boyfriend Rupert)
 

https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_sleeper_and_the_supernaturalist_1466887 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
...he's a very serious cat...sometimes.
Investigates everything...
 
 
he's a terrible flirt and insists on taking up the frame...
Rupert Valentino
Sydney, 8/7/2022
 
 
Chillin' to music and
Reviewing Critiques...
 
 
With his other girlfriend....
Moonlight
(aka Moonie, aka She Who Must Be Obeyed)
 
 
 
 
 
 
"YOUR GIFT"
"Each of us is born with something special,
a gift that’s only given just to us,
a talent or a quirk or a way of seeing life,
a knack of finding light amidst the dust.
It’s your special little gift that’s going to take you,
to the places you’ve dreamed of in your head,
it will open doors and bring in souls who marvel at your skills, it will harvest joy and chase away the dread.
But there’s something that you must be quite aware of, when it comes to knowing just what is your gift,
people search for theirs in vain their whole life through, a thankless chase like that can cause a rift.
Your gift you see, is not always a grand one,
it’s not the being fast, or saving lives,
it’s not always the singing voice, the dancing feet or more, it can sometimes be a simple quirk of life.
Your gift can be a constant splash of colour,
a way of showing light through cloudy days,
your gift could be the way you make others feel at peace, or bring some calm to someone’s messy day.
Your gift could be the ears that always listen,
when someone is in need of being seen,
your gift could be the way you view the world as something small,and believe that we are all just one big team.
Your gift could be the passions that you share,
with others who are not that way inclined,
spreading art and spreading music all across your world, is something that can change a lot of minds.
So take a minute now to look within you,
and see what little gift you’ve stored away,
let it out and show it love and bring it to the front,
your gift will stay with you now, all the way."
(Donna Ashworth)
From ‘I Wish I Knew’
 
 
 

THIS IS A BOOK ABOUT SOMETHING ...

 
“I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it.
I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can,
even if there isn't any Narnia.”
 C.S. Lewis
 
"You can make anything by writing.”
 C.S. Lewis
 
Style Council
Shout it to the Top
 
LYRICS, Shout it to the Top
 
"Cherish Armour"
 
"Broken World"
 

 

 
Life (Extended) / Ludovico Einaudi
 
Sonnet III
 
 
 
 
"FORTRESS", Queens of the Stone Age
 
 
September, 2022.
Sydney.
 
 
 
 
Writing.
For my daughter, Georgia
with ALL my love.
LUX VITAE