Wednesday, February 2, 2011

100th Post! - On the Threshold

This entry is a special one for me. It's the 100th entry of my Writing in the Bachs! Woo hoo (pause while I do happy dance). Thanks to everyone who follows, and to those who have read and commented on any of this chaos stew. I have decided to include several quotes about writing that speak to me, and then a poem that was inspired by a past Magpie, but that I didn't enter there. It has also been edited with influence from comments by the Facial Expression Poetry Group I have joined.

Writing is both mask and unveiling. -E.B. White

Being an author is having angels whisper in your ear - and devils, too. -Terri Guillemets

Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake. -E.L. Doctorow

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. -Thomas


On the Threshold

hair and bed sheets in disarray
she rushes down the stairs

a fluttering in her chest
as she opens the door
she wonders -

is this a beginning
or an end?

Thank you all again!


  1. Congrats! And every day is only the beginning....:)

  2. Thank you JBluesboy! And thanks for following along!

  3. "The moral I draw is that the writer should seek his reward in the pleasure of his work and in release from the burden of his thought; and, indifferent to aught else, care nothing for praise or censure, failure or success."

    "Ah, poet-dreamer, within those walls
    What triumphs shall be yours!
    For all are happy and rich and great
    In that City of By-and-by."

    Well done on reaching the big 100 in such onwards to 1,000!!

  4. Congratulations on your 100th post! I look forward to reading many more to come.

  5. Mary, congratulations on your century... lovely poem.

  6. Thank you Fionnbharr - wise and lovely words. Who said that? :o)

    Lisa - Thank your encouragement, and for following.

    Bleedingmoonppoetry - Hey, thank you! Glad to see you here. and I think you may have helped shape this poem into it's current form.

  7. Congratulations on your 100th entry! Best wishes for the next hundred, and beyond!

    I like the poem. It's really nice.

  8. Thank you Introspeak! Glad you stopped by!

  9. lol, that's me! Thanks for stopping by :o)