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Terri Guillemets
Archives — 2003

This is the archive of my publicly published writing from 2003 — the good, the bad, the active and the retired.  It includes content written for The Quote Garden as well as personal journals and writings.  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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thorns and stings
and those such things
just make stronger
our angel wings

      TITLE:  Pierced flight
      DATE:  2003 Jun 3

Small kindnesses make you a bigger person.

      DATE:  2003 Jan 21

Clouds are the sky's imagination.

      DATE:  2003 Jan 16

If organic farming is the natural way, shouldn't organic produce just be called "produce" and make the pesticide-laden stuff take the burden of an adjective?

      TITLE:  Soiled
      DATE:  2003 Apr 22

Pain looks like a lot of things. You may not recognize it when you see it.

      TITLE:  Faces & temptation
      DATE:  2003 Jan 3

the poet is a sensitive snail
wandering along the path of life
leaving a glittering trail of words

      TITLE:  Inching along, leaving behind
      DATE:  2003 Jan 19
      NOTES:  revised

Midnight — the luller
Midnight — the advisor
Midnight — the fabulist

      TITLE:  Alone in mid-night
      DATE:  2003 Apr 22

The world constantly sways me between poet and malcontent.

      DATE:  2003 Jun 5

Experience is climbing the ladder built from your mistakes.

      DATE:  2003 Jan 22

Even if you lose a ray or two of your star, keep shining.

      DATE:  2003 Apr 18
      NOTES:  revised

Sometimes we can't let go of the pain because we think it's the only thing holding us together.

      DATE:  2003 Jun 11

Flawed past is history; flawed present is opportunity.

      DATE:  2003 Aug 23
      NOTES:  revised

Tea — a moment of peace in the constant battles of life.

      TITLE:  Tea in the stratosphere
      DATE:  2003 Apr 19
      NOTES:  revised

Dust is particles of the past. If you clean, you're wiping away all those good memories.

      DATE:  2003 Mar 2

Night introduces your own bare soul to you.

      TITLE:  Alone in mid-night
      DATE:  2003 Apr 22

The night goes dark, and we see ourselves in our own light.

      TITLE:  Alone in mid-night
      DATE:  2003 Apr 22

Life is a perpetual give and take with the universe.

      TITLE:  After all
      DATE:  2003 Oct 5

Age is a gradual steamrolling of youth.

      DATE:  2003 Oct 26

A photograph is memory in the raw.

      DATE:  2003 May 7

Volunteers wear work-boots but leave a trail of angel footprints.

      DATE:  2003 Aug 27
      NOTES:  revised

My life is half reality show, half Saturday morning cartoons.

      TITLE:  Real funny
      DATE:  2003 Aug 28

Party on! Today's stress has been cancelled, courtesy of chocolate.

      DATE:  2003 Jun 5

What are you waiting for?
      Nature is patient — but
      You  are procrastinating.

      TITLE:  Note to Self
      DATE:  2003 Oct 7

If you've got a poem within you today, I can guarantee you a tomorrow.

      DATE:  2003 Jan 20

The perfect temperature for tea is two degrees hotter than just right.

      DATE:  2003 Jan 1

With a library card you can book a trip around the world and beyond without ever leaving home.

      TITLE:  Pages of life
      DATE:  2003 Sep 18

Indeed, let us not forget,
But also let us not dwell.

      DATE:  2003 Jun 11

Night-time moon —
glowing, muted, soft
distant light to soothe
our harshly lit days

      DATE:  2003 Jan 18

Pray so hard your words glow in the dark.

      DATE:  2003 Jan 24

Poetry — soul cartography.

      TITLE:  Treasure seeking you
      DATE:  2003 Feb 16

Writing poetry is herding stars.

      DATE:  2003 Feb 28

Most collectors collect tangibles. As a quotation collector, I collect wisdom, life, invisible beauty, souls alive in ink.

      DATE:  2003 Jan 3

Happiness —
don't grasp.

      TITLE:  Life is slippery
      DATE:  2003 Jan 3
      NOTES:  revised

If only Peace were the surname of all mankind.

      DATE:  2003 Mar 2

A man has gray hair; a poet has locks as silvery as long-lost treasure.

      DATE:  2003 Mar 13

We're all just stardust with a personality.

      DATE:  2003 Jul 2

Death is at the end of everyone's map. But Life is the capital, and you are here — and now.

      TITLE:  You Are Here
      DATE:  2003 Jul 31

Winter is a slow, elegant dance to springtime.

      DATE:  2003 Nov 15

Don't let your hatred gossip.

      DATE:  2003 Nov 25

It's just life. Just live it.

      DATE:  2003 Mar 28

A poem is a carefully gathered bucket of stars.

      DATE:  2003 Dec 24

There's nothing more freeing than the shackles of love.

      DATE:  2003 Apr 17

a flower in an old book
dried as dry can be
but beautiful in its colors
a bookmark to eternity

      TITLE:  Desi C. Cate
      DATE:  2003 May 26
      NOTES:  revised

when our lips meet
we become the colors
of each other's souls

      DATE:  2003 Apr 18
      NOTES:  revised

Love here on earth
Love beyond the grave
There are no roads
My love for you can't pave.

      DATE:  2003 Mar 2

You and I have our own special dictionary, and
no one else knows what we mean when we love.

      DATE:  2003 Apr 18

I love America. I love the world. Brotherhood and sisterhood have no borders. My heart orbits the Earth. Love cannot be measured in longitude or latitude.

      DATE:  2003 Mar 29

…my candle to the Milky Way…

      TITLE:  A winter night's perspective
      DATE:  2003 Dec 26

The refined scholar sustains himself on the finest aged wines of poetry but should take time occasionally to partake of cheap-ale words.

      TITLE:  Drinking literature
      DATE:  2003 Oct 28

Be a love pharmacist:  dispense hugs like medicine — they are!

      DATE:  2003 Nov 12

His heart beat only love — not a drop of hate-tinged blood in his body.

      DATE:  2003 Jul 8

The magnitude of life is overwhelming. Angels are here to help us take it peace by peace.

      DATE:  2003 Feb 3

A hug is a smile with arms, a laugh with a stronger grip.

      DATE:  2003 Jan 28

Coffee smiles us into the day.

      DATE:  2003 Apr 18

Happiness sugars my coffee.

      DATE:  2003 Apr 18

My life is a twisted rainbow.

      DATE:  2003 Jul 1

Unless your name ends in Baskin or Robbins, I just can't fit you into my schedule right now.

      DATE:  2003 Apr 25

O' peppermint tea —
two delights per sip
as steamy hot as passion
cool as a wintry lake dip

      DATE:  2003 Jun 30

Raindrops resplendent with angels patter my head and drizzle God's love over me. Wet rejoicing abounds!

      DATE:  2003 Dec 11

Like age, a new year is just a number.

      TITLE:  MMIV
      DATE:  2003 Dec 26

A crisis pauses during tea.

      DATE:  2003 Dec 13

My life flows through the veins of a tea leaf.

      TITLE:  Celestial grounding
      DATE:  2003 Jun 30

I would gladly take a $1/hour paycut to be allowed to wear jeans every day of the week.

      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  2003 Dec 5

I have my nose stuck in a book just about as often as I breathe.

      DATE:  2003 Dec 26

If you're going to tickle, use a feather not a whip.

      DATE:  2003 Apr 17

Why don't we call our menstrual time of each cycle — a monthly pause in fertility — a "menopause," and call menopause "the period" at the end of our menstrual sentence?

      TITLE:  Tripping on our senses
      DATE:  2003 Aug 8

He looked back on his life, skating over most of it with a hollow nostalgia.

      DATE:  2003 Aug 4

Her innocent soul was made of fairy dust and dreams.

      TITLE:  Sweet
      DATE:  2003 Mar 3

Climb the ladder of dead mistakes to your goal.

      TITLE:  Wallowing in them will rot you
      DATE:  2003 Jan 22

Ah well, a morning with weak coffee is still beaucoup better than a morning with no coffee.

      TITLE:  I'll take what I can get
      DATE:  2003 Jun 29

I cry sad words and
giggle happy thoughts.

      DATE:  2003 Jun 14

It was a small'ish bookstore. Yet is not any bookstore large to a bibliophile's heart?

      DATE:  2003 Jun 20

World peace is a global smile.

      TITLE:  Cheers to hope
      DATE:  2003 Jun 3
      NOTES:  or "would be," more accurately

If I'm trying to sleep, the ideas won't stop. If I'm trying to write, there appears a barren nothingness.

      DATE:  2003 Sep 22

dragon heads and fairie tales
dreams afire with billowing sails

      TITLE:  Later reverie
      DATE:  2003 Jun 21

If you can look at a tail-wagging dog and not feel vicarious excitement and affection, then clearly you are not human but cat.

      DATE:  2003 Jun 15
      NOTES:  revised

Vegas is a vacation from being overinhibited, in a highly overinhabited yet uninhabitable place of complete uninhibition.

      TITLE:  Ceramic Elvis
      DATE:  2003 Apr 17
      NOTES:  revised

Las Vegas — America's favorite desert mirage.

      DATE:  2003 Apr 17
      NOTES:  revised

Intellectual property is  about laws. Intellectual property should be  about respect.

      TITLE:  Where's the respect?
      DATE:  2003 Oct 17

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Terri Guillemets
Archives — 2003

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