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Terri Guillemets
Archives — 2008




This is the archive of my publicly published writing from 2008 — the good, the bad, the active and the retired. It includes content written as filler for The Quote Garden as well as my 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







Outside of a teapot life is but thousands of dusty affairs.


      TITLE:  Teadust
      DATE:  2008 Jan 12







History is stained with the bloody ink of truth — beware historians who whitewash.


      DATE:  2008 Jan 15







Don't shade your eyes from the bright joy of the world.


      DATE:  2008 Jan 19







The fire of destiny won't warm you until you get there.


      DATE:  2008 Jan 22







You are as important to your health as it is to you.


      DATE:  2008 Jan 27







...doing cartwheels in the green grass of happiness and skipping high towards the blue heavenly skies of joy!


      DATE:  2008 Feb 2







autumn strolls, winter slithers
spring skips, summer swims


      DATE:  2008 Feb 3
      NOTES:  revised







Playing in the rain is gratitude for life, a dancing prayer of thanks to nature.


      DATE:  2008 Feb 4







I could see the moon a million times
and it would never lose its magic.
You could kiss me in a billion ways,
every last one would be romantic.


      DATE:  2008 Feb 14







If you've climbed the jutting trees to your lofty goal, you've far outdone the unscathed ladder climbers.


      DATE:  2008 Feb 28







Things seem to work out better all around when I'm working out.


      DATE:  2008 Feb 29







That which matters hums within our guts.


      TITLE:  Inner being
      DATE:  2008 Mar 2







Yiipppeeee! It's a new day. A special day. It's today!


      DATE:  2008 Mar 3







Breathe open fields of calm and content.
Don't clang your lungs against your burdens.
A constricted life needn't constrict your breath.


      SOURCE:  meditation journal
      DATE:  2008 Mar 3







I am emotion and bone held together by flesh and reality.


      DATE:  2008 Mar 3
      NOTES:  revised







Wellness is the art of healing before you're sick.


      TITLE:  Well-becoming
      DATE:  2008 Mar 3







Spring triumphs over Winter
(He always lets Her win)


      DATE:  2008 Mar 10
      NOTES:  revised







Poets smoke nature and beauty and angst and exhale swirling plumes of poetry.


      DATE:  2008 Mar 13







A poet is a storm with a pen —
splattering swashes of ink across the sky
in bursts of fervor with words on fire
whirling tempest-emblazoned rhyme


      DATE:  2008 Mar 13







Earth's favorite color is Spring
Spring's best-loved color is green
and green himself loves to party
with yellow, red, orange, and pink


      TITLE:  Parti-colored
      DATE:  2008 Mar 13







Nature grows wild
not just on the earth
but in our bones


      DATE:  2008 Mar 13







Whilst drinking tea, our hearts steam love.


      DATE:  2008 Mar 13







Spring is a lover
Summer, a partier
Autumn, an artist
Winter, a philosopher


      DATE:  2008 Mar 20







The energy of the earth flows through the veins of springtime.


      DATE:  2008 Mar 20







Book lovers are better under the covers.


      TITLE:  Blue stockings
      DATE:  2008 Mar 25







Comfort is — buying an XL
flannel jacket for the winter
even though you're only a medium
because it reminds you of your daddy —

and on that first chilly day
cold seeps in though the gaps
but you don't care because
in your mind he's keeping you
all safe and snuggly warm.


      TITLE:  Cozy inner child
      DATE:  2008 Apr 3







Eating things that grow in soil is good for the soul.


      DATE:  2008 Apr 3







Spring is so damn pink!
O yes, it's vibrantly green
and greenly vibrant too—
reds burst, oranges blaze
yellows beam like the sun
violet dazzles vivid delight
blue paints the entire sky—
but the thing that thrills
my soul the most is that
Spring is so damn pink!


      TITLE:  Spring is so —
      DATE:  2008 Apr 5







It's hard to defeat a woman in love.


      DATE: 2008 Apr 5







there is no final destiny
only the destiny of each moment

there is no your destiny or my destiny
all is intertwined — everything in the universe


      DATE:  2008 Apr 5
      NOTES:  revised







He had tragic bones and a lifelong lease on a dark cloud.


      DATE:  2008 Apr 5







Love letters and poems aren't the least bit difficult to write, if you write directly from your heart into the ink and don't channel through your brain first.


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  2008 Apr 11







Many of us have become deaf to our own bodies, which is why we are out of tune.


      DATE:  2008 Apr 12
      NOTES:  revised







If your body's not right, the rest of you will go wrong. Take care of yourself.


      DATE:  2008 Apr 15
      NOTES:  revised







...skipping, and picking
wildflowers along
the trail of love...


      DATE:  2008 Apr 21







Kisses change hue with each lover.


      DATE:  2008 Apr 24







Fully understanding spoils the story — the best are always translucent.


      DATE:  2008 Apr 29







The glow of wellness can be yours for the price of hard work, wise choices, and respect for your body.


      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  2008 Apr 29







Be your whole self with your whole soul.


      DATE: 2008 Apr 30







good health, yes, is partly genes
really though it's more about greens
and other types of healthful things


      DATE:  2008 May 4







...the evening sky's pinklit hue...


      TITLE:  May-love sunset
      DATE:  2008 May 20
      LOCATION:  PҺoenᎥᶍ  ArᎥɀønα







Don't try so hard to impress. People fall in love with vulnerabilities more than strengths.


      DATE:  2008 May 23







Don't let the city steal your soul.


      DATE:  2008 May 29







An author plants the alphabet — and harvests nourishment, flowers, and weeds.


      TITLE:  Letters from the garden
      DATE:  2008 Jun 3







Love blooms all sorts of flowers, thorns, and nettles.


      DATE:  2008 Jun 10







...like stealing the juice from tomorrow's fruit...


      DATE:  2008 Jun 12







Hey! It's summer — be free and happy and danceful and uninhibited and now-y!


      DATE:  2008 Jun 22







Wildness dances
Inhibition stumbles


      DATE:  2008 Jun 22







her stardust was a question mark
and his an exclamation point —
together they had all the answers


      TITLE:  Love story
      DATE:  2008 Jun 22
      NOTES:  revised







You divide my soul into love and be-loved, with no discernible boundaries.


      DATE:  2008 Jun 22







After Purrs-day, Feline Friday, and Caturday comes Dog-Tired Monday.


      DATE:  2008 Aug 9
      NOTES:  revised







They sipped and shared next to a teapot of whistling wishes and steaming dreams.


      DATE:  2008 Aug 10







Autumn thanks the sun with an abundant harvest.


      DATE:  2008 Aug 13







Writing is both a sacrificing and a saving of soul.


      DATE:  2008 Aug 23







Love works. Lust plays.


      DATE:  2008 Aug 24







Hating withers your heart. Hearts that don't pump love, atrophy.


      DATE:  2008 Sep 5
      NOTES:  revised







hot coffee and a barista kind
prepare me for the morning grind


      DATE:  2008 Sep 15
      NOTES:  revised







Autumn will come whether or not you enjoyed summer.


      DATE:  2008 Oct 3







Winter's modest, muted sermon is:  be patient and have faith.
Springtime speaks lively green and spirited:  love and grow and rejoice!
Summer sings its blue-sky, simple lesson:  life is good, let's play!
Autumn's thankful, orange-red voice says:  harvest, reflect, and prepare.


      DATE:  2008 Oct 25







if we never stretch we snap like a brittle twig
and that's true both physically and mentally


      DATE:  2008 Oct 30







The astronomer has a starry map of the past; the astrologer, of our futures.


      DATE:  2008 Nov 3







Love every color of the rainbow in your soul and every note of the tune in your heart.


      TITLE:  Suffer, shimmer, adjust
      DATE:  2008 Nov 8







I stand on my own two feet
but fall whenever you're near


      DATE:  2008 Nov 9







Hope is warmth against the cold winter of adversity.


      DATE:  2008 Nov 10







Reading in bed jumpstarts dreams.


      DATE:  2008 Nov 27







books at bedtime, most enchanting
half asleep, dipping our cozy feet
into fantasy and dreams so sweet


      DATE:  2008 Nov 27
      NOTES:  revised







she has books in her lap
and ideas in her head
she has colorful dreams
when she reads in bed


      DATE:  2008 Nov 27







Reading is departure and arrival.


      DATE:  2008 Nov 27







I love
the smell of vintage words,
the taste of authors' souls,
the feel of books a thousand times read,
the sight of worn spines in line on a shelf,
the haunting sound and inked-mind silence of
reading alone.


      DATE:  2008 Dec 8







Winter starves our bellies but nourishes our souls.


      DATE:  2008 Dec 8







Try not to worry, as it's sticky and hard to scrub off.


      DATE:  2008 Dec 13







in a winter fireplace burns the fantasy of spring —
wildflowers flaming across a lush wooded landscape


      DATE:  2008 Dec 25







Spring blossoms flowers
Winter blossoms quietude


      DATE:  2008 Dec 25







Give goodness to the day and before you know it, the day will be giving goodness to you.


      TITLE:  Resonate
      DATE:  2008 Dec 26







After a few beers, my nouns stumble and my verbs can no longer talk straight.
O! yes after a few good beers verbs blunder and nouns fall flat on their faces.


      DATE:  2008 Dec 28
      NOTES:  revised
      STATUS:  numb-face blitzed







i love to kiss your lying lips —
when we love our honesty slips
but soul to soul is always true —
a love lie is truth in another hue


      TITLE:  Always true
      DATE:  2008 Dec 29







fireplace crackles
sparks of love
rich hot cocoa
in festive mugs


      TITLE:  Winter heat
      DATE:  2008 Dec 29







The universe quivers with danger.


      TITLE:  Stillusion
      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  2008 Dec 31







It's all about how he saves her — not from the dragon but from herself.


      TITLE:  Fairies of reality
      SOURCE:  journal
      DATE:  2008 Dec 31









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Archives — 2008






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