dVerse — MTB — The Shape of Dust

I speak to maps. And sometimes they something back to me. This is not as strange as it sounds, nor is it an unheard of thing. Before maps, the world was limitless. It was maps that gave it shape and made it seem like territory, like something that could be possessed, not just laid waste…

Poem — Morning Revelation

It starts small, like the tinkle of the cat’s collar. It trembles as the flipped blinds show a row of light. It rises with the stack of iced snow on the bird bath. It trickles with water falling from the aquarium filter. It gurgles with this morning’s coffee pot promise. It flits with house finches…

Music That Strikes a Chord: Cat Stevens, “Longer Boats”

Surfing the electronic database at the library last week, Cat Stevens popped into my head. I used to have more than just his “Foreigner” album; I had “Matthew & Son” and “Tea for the Tillerman.” “Tea for…” was borrowed; on the way out to my mom’s this past week, I listened to it. Although, “Longer…

3.2.1 Quote Me! ”The Beauty of Music”

Sadje has tagged me for Rory’s 321 Quote Me — Beauty of Music challenge.  Thank you for thinking of me, Sadje, as this will be a fun and easy challenge. Season 4 321 Quote Me Directory 321 Quote Me Created byA Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip! Once a week, Rory will pick a random…

#MM — Music Challenges — “I” of the storm

Jim Adams is the dynamic host of Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s Music Challenge. Jim says: The challenge today is to focus on [Cat Stevens’ song, Where do the Children Play] and use it for inspiration in any form of creative expression (including but not limited to short stories, a piece of flash fiction, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography,…