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Terri Guillemets
Archives — 1997




This is the archive of my publicly published writing from 1997 — the good, the bad, the active and the retired.  Some entries were originally untitled with a title added later, and some were first published under other pen names.  —tg, 2023

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New beginnings happen every day.


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  1997 Jan 1







Chase down your passion like it's the last bus of the night.


      TITLE:  Run for it!
      DATE:  1997 Nov 8







Writing poetry
is letting go —
once the words leave your pen
they're out of your soul —
and the therapy has begun.


      DATE:  1997 Jan 4
      NOTES:  revised







Death bumps into life many times as just a passerby, says excuse me then goes on his way.


      TITLE:  Fortunate misfortunes
      DATE:  1997 Jul 11
      NOTES:  revised







Belief stains darker, imprints deeper than truth.


      DATE:  1997 Nov 6







Humans have an odd ecology.


      DATE:  1997 Nov 18







Religion is faith in anything other than ourselves.


      TITLE:  Illusions
      SOURCE:  college essay
      DATE:  1997 Feb 17







Walking:  the most ancient exercise and still the best modern exercise.


      DATE:  1997 Feb 24







Be a student of life and a lifelong student.


      TITLE:  In Progress
      DATE:  1997 Mar 8







Happiness pulses with every beat of my heart.


      DATE:  1997 Aug 22







We are creatures trapped in culture.


      DATE:  1997 Dec 9







My heart is glass, daily shattered.


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  1997 Jan 3
      HASHTAG:  HSP







Can plants be happy? If they get what they need, they thrive — that's what I know.


      TITLE:  Lessons from Nature to the Human Heart
      DATE:  1997 Mar 30
      NOTES:  revised







I'm more a philosophical connoisseur of tea than an actual drinker of the stuff.


      DATE:  1997 Apr 19
      AGE:  twenty-three
      180°:  six years later







...the fairy dust of poetry and glittery hope of dreams...


      TITLE:  Fuel
      DATE:  1997 Jul 6







Time. Tick. Time. Tock. Time.

tempus fugit, breve est
ruit hora, carpe diem
lente hora, celeriter anni


      TITLE:  Year-hand
      SOURCE:  journal poem
      DATE:  1997 Oct 26







Walking gets the body moving, the blood moving, the mind moving. And movement is life.


      DATE:  1997 Nov 6
      NOTES:  revised







Poetry is an ethereal garden crying rhyming tears of roses.


      TITLE:  Fairie aerial
      DATE:  1997 Nov 8
      NOTES:  revised







Poetry is a garden haunted by the sound of whispering roses.


      TITLE:  Rock paper ink
      DATE:  1997 Nov 8
      NOTES:  revised







To lead by example is difficult when you're a follower of fear.


      DATE:  1997 Feb 24







God loved the flowers and invented soil. Man loved the flowers and invented vases.


      DATE:  1997 Sep 30
      NOTES:  My little variation of a quotation by Jacques Deval: "God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages."







Trees —
Long-standing hearts of nature
Absorbers of human angst


      DATE:  1997 Apr 5
      NOTES:  revised







The universe will do the writing for you, if you just listen close enough.


      DATE:  1997 Nov 15
      NOTES:  It's poetic grammar, Mom.







Sometimes age succeeds, sometimes it fails. It depends on you.


      DATE:  1997 Aug 30







Labels? Okay, fine. Bisensual. Heteroflexible. Life-curious. That about covers it.


      DATE:  1997 Dec 7
      NOTES:  revised







If trouble hearing Angels song with thine ears, try listening with thy heart.


      DATE:  1997 Nov 28







If you are walking to seek, ye shall find.


      DATE:  1997 Feb 24







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Archives — 1997






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