May 21, 2011

A quick and dirty catch-up

Posted in Writing tagged at 5:25 pm by adrienne

Yes, it’s been over a year since my last post, and lots of things have happened.  A random sampling includes –   a two-week seminar in London, a semester serving as President of the Library and Information Science Student Association, as well continuing to be Co-chair of Simmons International Relations student organization, graduating from Simmons, a crash course in teaching ESL, and now – the process of finding full-time employment.  That’s a full-time job in and of itself.

I have written a lot of haiku poems over the past year, and have managed to read a few books for pleasure as well.  Here are a couple of  poems:

Each night, the sky burns.
Angry flames sweep the ocean
and touching it, drown.

Nothing but the rain.
Turbulent oceans of sound
cradled in chaos.

I’ll leave this for now, but as I go forward – there will be bits of library-ness, book reviews, and one or two more haiku from the slowly growing stash.  🙂

April 16, 2010

Behind on my Adventures

Posted in Writing tagged at 10:16 am by adrienne

but having fun, and will try to record later.  In the meantime, I am behind on my daily haiku, but I have certainly been writing more.  Here’s  some recent stuff:

Sparkling in the light
of a million diamond stars,
oceans kiss the shore.

Sunlight drifting in,
smoothing away the cobwebs,
stirring consciousness.

Far away from Zen,
thousands of tiny needles
form traitorous tears.

The moment comes to “Play ball!”
Hearts and Hopes break. Fast.

March 22, 2010

Some New Haiku…

Posted in Writing tagged at 12:03 am by adrienne

If I ever write a book of poetry – I think I shall call it “Stash Haiku.”

The inertia hits
A wave that pulls you under
Soft and unyielding.

To Patsy Ann – a canine ship greeter in Juneau
who, though deaf, always knew when a ship was coming in. A statue
of her now sits on the dock to forever greet the ships:

Immortalized soul
Whose strange, gentle gift brought joy
to all travelers.

Thoughts flow unbidden
Blinding, enshrouding, until
All warmth surrenders.

Two-parter on – What it’s like to think you might be about to have a seizure:

Throat tightens, hand grips.
Threat of the simple partial
Slaps me in the face.

Panic stops my heart.
Cannot have anyone see,
Cannot be alone.

March 21, 2010

The 8th and 10th are linked, with a shot of 9th in between

Posted in Adventuring on..., Writing tagged at 11:01 pm by adrienne

My 8th adventure this year was to get one of my haiku poems accepted into the Simmons literary magazine, Sidelines. It was my second acceptance, though I had two last year (I must be slipping!).  It’s a nice feeling, though.

My 10th was to join the Facebook group Haiku A Day.  I hope to test my creativity – give it more of a push than I have recently.  I reserve the right, however, to fall back on my older stash, and I firmly believe that haiku poems can be in two parts, like chapters.  Themed haiku. 🙂

And the 9th – Going to Boston Beerworks for the first time on 12 March.  I decided it was no longer fair that I wasn’t supposed to drink at all (thanks to issues from a brain tumor I didn’t ask for), and so after nearly 12 years of nothing more than a couple of  sips of alcohol, I drank two beers and a little vodka (over the course of the entire evening).  I’m not going to go crazy, of course, because that would be stupid, but I’m not always going to say no.  A defiant adventure, it was, I suppose.  Although the Beerworks is nice, and it was a fun evening with friends.

11th – First time at a JPLicks for ice cream.  Newbury Street.   19 March.  Kahlua – try it.  Be sure to get a cup – it’s very drippy.

February 24, 2010

The 7th…

Posted in Adventuring on..., Books, Writing tagged at 12:40 am by adrienne

Posting a review on Barnes and Noble!  It’s on Atwood’s The Year of the Flood, which is also just a couple of posts down.  They’re always asking for reviews of products, and I this time I thought – why not?  Last semester’s class in book publishing rekindled an excitement for books that, ironically enough, library school had nearly stamped out of me.  The small mountain of free uncorrected proofs and advance reader copies that I lugged back from ALA Midwinter,  sitting in two corners, quietly tempting me to read, makes me long to give up this librarian notion and become a reviewer.

So, my seventh adventure was to put my thoughts out there on the bookseller’s website for anyone to read, and
I intend to do more.  Such fun!  My name for reviews is pixie-girl. 😉

February 12, 2010

Testing a Haiku or Two…

Posted in Writing tagged at 5:11 pm by adrienne

Surrounded by fear,
One beating heart is stilled by
A forest of ghosts.

Rising from nowhere,
The fog blinds and terrifies,
And is gone once more.

January 26, 2010

This blog will have a new purpose…

Posted in Writing at 6:04 pm by adrienne

It will be used!!  As in, I am going to TRY and keep current with this – because a blog where nothing ever changes is a sad, sad piece of cyberspace 😦 .  So, it’s 26 January 2010 (a date of no particular significance), and off I go…reviews of books I might get to read at some point 😉 , haiku testing site, pictures, stories, etc. and so on…and if I get to knit anything, so much the better!

December 2, 2008


Posted in Writing at 3:35 pm by adrienne

My final word count as of noon on Sunday, 30 November 2008.  Woo-Hoo!!  NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, is a crazy journey undertaken in November – to produce 50,000 words in 30 days.  I have been persona non available (to make up a phrase there, my apologies) during most of November, but I hope to recover and check the blogworld once again.  My novel is nowhere near done, but once I turned purple, I just stopped.  For now.  Oh, I mean I didn’t actually turn purple, my word count bar turned purple.

May 31, 2008

Haiku in Review

Posted in Writing tagged at 11:35 am by adrienne

I grant you, my blog does not pop.  I don’t keep up with it, I don’t really do much with it at all.  Despite my best intentions, it sits neglected – no book reviews, no knitting, etc.  Maybe that’s why Blogger ate my other blog – a bit too dull?  Ah well – I WILL have the last haiku laugh – because I found them! Written here, there, and everywhere. So here’s some of my oldest stuff, written in green because green ink has an interesting history. Check out teabird melanie’s blog for the details.

Rain on the window
Thunder dances with lightning –
Cats sleep soundly on.

Gardens are busy
Butterflies and bees abound
Weeds are always there.

In a summer breeze
Despair of one is too deep
The tree sways softly.

Watching the snow fall
Each flake its own little world
Quietly perfect.

February 12, 2008

Different and Yet the Same

Posted in Writing tagged , at 11:17 am by adrienne

This is my new blog.  It doesn’t exactly have more purpose than my last one, but I’ll try:)!  It happened because (no offense, exactly) Blogger ate my blogs!  All of them.  And the Gmail account attached to them.  It’s been a big problem for Blogger lately.  So there you are, and here I am at WordPress.  I’m still trying to find my way around my new blog options, but I promise more haiku, more knitting, more book “reviews” and the like.

Here’s a new haiku, trying to lighten a semi-serious situation of mine:

Glowing from within.
Shall that be my fate after
Radiation ends?

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