The Quote Garden

 I dig old books.

 Est. 1998




Home      About      Contact      Terms      Privacy



Terri Guillemets
Archives — 2005




This is the archive of my publicly published writing from 2005 — 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

SEE  ALSO 2024,  2023,  2022,  2021,  2020,  2019,  2018,  2017,  2016,  2015,  2014,  2013,  2012,  2011,  2010,  2009,  2008,  2007,  2006,  YOU  ARE  HERE,  2004,  2003,  2002,  2001,  2000,  1999,  1998,  1997,  1996,  1995,  1994,  1993,  1992,  1991,  1990,  1980s,  ARCHIVES  HOMEPAGE







Courage is tiny pieces of fear all glued together.


      TITLE:  Nerve us!
      DATE:  2005 Jan 11







Follow your passion and success will follow you.


      DATE:  2005 Jan 11







I need to get over the hard times of my past. They've left scars, but scars are just memories.


      TITLE:  Stitches & seams
      DATE:  2005 Jan 13







Cell phones are the latest invention in rudeness.


      DATE:  2005 Feb 6







Experience is the thorn-lined road to success.


      TITLE:  Prickly & proverbial
      DATE:  2005 Feb 11







Every once in a while, turn life over to see what it looks like from the other side.


      DATE:  2005 Feb 25








My morning cutoff for coffee is when my hands turn earthquake and my eyes go double-exposure.


      TITLE:  Coffee at the office is only 25¢!
      DATE:  2005 Feb 25







I try to stop drinking coffee each morning before the earth starts quaking beneath my feet — or, before my body starts quaking on my feet. Before I become a human coffeequake. Mmm, coffee cake!


      TITLE:  Perhaps an extra cup too much
      DATE:  2005 Feb 25







Monday — Meh-day.


      TITLE:  But, Ralph!
      DATE:  2005 Feb 25







Life. — Enjoy whatever flowers come with the manure.


      TITLE:  Stop to smell the goodness
      DATE:  2005 Feb 26







The past can't see you, but the future is listening.


      TITLE:  History & destiny
      DATE:  2005 Feb 28







Once tea has passed from hot to lukewarm, it's just limp water.


      TITLE:  Interruptions
      DATE:  2005 Mar 3







I translate stars into daydreams
I make rain and rainbows into
      freshly squeezed joy
I breathe the air of possibility
I swim deep in rivers of passion
I use my loneliness as
      stepping stones to love
I am on the march to freedom
I tend to my blossoming soul


      TITLE:  Transforming
      DATE:  2005 May 15







the universe isn't big
it fits inside each of us


      DATE:  2005 Jul 2







Don't cast a shadow on anyone unless you're providing shade.


      DATE:  2005 Aug 10







Say what?! You mean
That's not why they call it an
Em dash? — those Dickinson
Hyphens between?


      TITLE:  Poetic Wordplay
      DATE:  2005 Aug 12







Poets yawn at business,
balk at politics, and believe
words the only currency.


      TITLE:  Sir Real Life
      DATE:  2005 Sep 11







Cockroaches really put my "all creatures great and small" creed to the test.


      DATE:  2005 Oct 2







Clutter smothers. Simplicity breathes.


      TITLE:  More room, more thought
      DATE:  2005 Oct 8







The clouds danced an orange-pink waltz with the sunrise.


      TITLE:  Dawn-waltz
      DATE:  2005 Oct 9







Frustration is anger caged in impatience.


      DATE:  2005 Oct 10







If purring could be encapsulated, it would be the most powerful antidepressant on the market.


      DATE:  2005 Oct 11
      NOTES:  revised







Once the lighthouse is seen, the rest of the sea is ignored.


      DATE:  2005 Oct 12







Life leaves its bootprints all over us — we just have to keep getting back up.


      DATE:  2005 Oct 15







When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease.


      TITLE:  Get on it
      DATE:  2005 Oct 16







Always remember lost, so that you don't take for granted found.


      TITLE:  Ever finding
      DATE:  2005 Oct 19







Mothers are the vital warmth of sun — and they are the comforting coolness of shade.


      DATE:  2005 Oct 22







Cats are sleeping art.


      TITLE:  Silent morning perfectly unarranged
      DATE:  2005 Oct 30







Regrets —
      those ghosts
      of actions
      that haunt
      our thoughts


      DATE:  2005 Nov 5







Other than actually putting pen to paper, I can't think of another more important duty of the writer than to stare wistfully out a window.


      TITLE:  A'musing
      DATE:  2005 Nov 7







Icicles:  fossilized raindrops.


      DATE:  2005 Nov 27







Wine, she serenades me
with her first fragrant glass
purring plush purple poetry
      Tra la la la la, tra lee!

She dances in vinous metre
in a second fermented flute
trilling tipsy-turvy tunes
      Tra la la la la, tra leee!

Sip slosh, now she mumbles
bottle buzzing on pour three
a faint intoxicated harmony
      Tra la la la la, tra leeee!


      DATE:  2005 Dec 3







Having too many things is a burden to the mind, an insult to the earth, and an obstacle to our spiritual well-being.


      TITLE:  At home
      DATE:  2005 Dec 5







Freedom is hiding under the clutter.


      TITLE:  At home
      DATE:  2005 Dec 5







When a cat speaks it's because it has something to say, unlike humans who are the great refuse containers of speech.


      DATE:  2005 Dec 5







If life is good, don't just sit there — dance! If life's not so good — dance even more.


      DATE:  2005 Dec 10







Adversity enhances this tale we call life.


      TITLE:  Pain is a story
      DATE:  2005 Dec 10







Taxes —
wealth and waste
laws and loopholes
dollars and deficits
rights and wrongs
security and wars
ceilings and floors


      DATE:  2005 Dec 10







Did you ever stop to think that maybe the weed killers and the pest killers and the germ killers are also killing you?


      TITLE:  Omnicide
      DATE:  2005 Dec 10
      NOTES:  revised







when i tell myself bedtime stories
you're always my happily ever after


      DATE:  2005 Dec 30







This year's book, at midnight
turns to footnote in the next.


      DATE:  2005 Dec 31







YEARLY  ARCHIVES 2024,  2023,  2022,  2021,  2020,  2019,  2018,  2017,  2016,  2015,  2014,  2013,  2012,  2011,  2010,  2009,  2008,  2007,  2006,  YOU  ARE  HERE,  2004,  2003,  2002,  2001,  2000,  1999,  1998,  1997,  1996,  1995,  1994,  1993,  1992,  1991,  1990,  1980s,  ARCHIVES  HOMEPAGE





Terri Guillemets
Archives — 2005






Home      About      Contact      Terms      Privacy



www.quotegarden.com/terri-guillemets-2005-archive.html