Poetry, Prose and Parable.

Poetry Paints a Picture. Poetry paints word pictures to the reader through the use of poetic devices. Poetry is different from prose because prose is the natural flow of speech without the metrical structure found in poetry. Novels, short stories, personal and business letters, textbooks and newspaper articles are all examples of prose. Creative writing […]

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

Poetry is Music and Song. The word universe comes from one, meaning uni, and verse, meaning song. Here is my poem, One Song, about the universe. One Song. Have you ever stood alone at nightand gazed with wonderat the bight starry lightand moonbeams, in the heavens highreaching all across the sky,And beheld the Universe?Been spellbound […]

Poetry, Prose and Parable.

Poetry is Music. Poetry and music have a lot in common. Both use the same techniques, rhythm and metre, or beat, and both are a form of expression which connects with our inner being and elicits an emotional response. Poetry and song lyrics use the same techniques and literary devices; rhyme, simile, metaphor, personification, symbolism […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Celebratory Gift Thrift. Then said a rich man, Speak to us of Giving. And he answered: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. (Gibran.K., The Prophet, p.26) Life is a progression of milestones and celebrations which are often marked by the […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Beautiful Thrift: Beauty on a Budget. “To the people who love you, you are beautiful already. This is not because they’re blind to your shortcomings but because they so clearly see your soul. Your shortcomings then dim by comparison. The people who care about you are willing to let you be imperfect and beautiful, too.” […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Fashionable Thrift: Fashion on a Budget Fashions fade, Style is eternal. Yves Saint Laurent (French fashion designer, b.1940) There is not much that will deplete the bank balance faster than being a slave to fashion. Fashions come and fashions go but Style is something else; it is individual and unique and says much more about […]

The Shift to Thrift.

Thrifty Shopping and Living by the motto Never pay full price for anything! One person’s rubbish is another person’s treasure. There is no doubt that for most people, in western society at least, our lives are over thinged. It is said over and over that things don’t make a person happy yet still we strive […]