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. notes on drowning .

to explain to you who cannot see,the cloy, the quantity of water, tasks, and otherhurts, that fit into af day. the momentyour feet slide into mud, with one word.heard , read, imagined, the sentence dives and playswhole, yet as days move on, flotation occurs,buoys, slowly we face back to sea , swim on.either that or drown.sbm.…See More
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. the last boat .

four boats were sent. all much the same, all differing,oars to row.a cross to bear.three left, one remains.the last depth we drown.sbm.See More
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a neighbour came, to ask about his dog. about going to kent, spoke of an exhibition in they had photographs of the streets where they hung people in that war, the second world war, from lamp postsin berlin.he stayed a long time, looking, in berlin.there is a trailer of a film, to be shown, here on has waited many years.night will fall.sbm.…See More
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. writing .

have spent three dayshandwriting, neatly. it getson my nerves that it is sotidy, repetetive, that i neverdid achieve the badge at schoolfor such a skill.words a bother too,always gentle, no gritreally, no filth, or dastardlydeeds.i spent three days writing,one eye closed, storm never know what goes onbehind the scenes.sbm.See More
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. the code .

in the cold, frozen, the code will not work,nor will the counting with interuptions, allthings moved about.there is a discount, on top the discount, soa discussion ensued on buttons,roman costumes, whether egyptiansused starch back mother did, mixed it, dissolvedthe lumps in a bowl ready. stiffened the chairbackspinned them in place tidy.we hoped it was not a plastic sheet that coveredthe bed shining, glad to see itwas mostly sateen.sbm.…See More
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Who I am:
I am a painter who writes,
a writer that paints,
a drawer on life,
and landscape.

Watch me make things.

Am quite patient,
hold my tongue,
but can't say
multi disciplinary.


I live here, in Wales

Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:


Face Book

My writing is:
Fiction, Poetry, Memoir, Blog Posts
I found out about She Writes from:
just happened upon it, gently

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. in dreams .

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

i thought of you.

i saw the film, then.

in dreams i thought of you.

on waking, on listening, i think

i thought of you.

upstairs the lights have fused.


. the journal .

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 12:27am 0 Comments

or should we say diary, notes

and conditions, terms and

editions. i wish it were so.

i wish it were stored safely,

that we hald each other tight

and out of harm’s way.

they say that patience is a virtue,

yet some times patients die.

shall you write this is the daily

blog, or lie?



. yesterday we wrote of rags.

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:42pm 0 Comments

another day of vinegar soaked


another play on keys, as we drift

through winter days.

curtains dragged across the gloom,

early, yet while light lingers later,

we wander to the snowdrop drift, hear

the last bird call.

hear the dog at pentre farm, barking.

later hear the water fall from

broken drain pipes.

soon it is february, lighter




. rags .

Posted on January 22, 2015 at 11:51pm 0 Comments

made of cloth, for bandages, curls.

ribbons as is the fashion now.

rags for bandages, cut finger, wrapped,

tied a knot.

rags rolled in the war, women who

lost their sons, their brothers, pinned.

the pins that did not mend.

rags of clothes worn in poverty,

and art.

remember the rag and bone man. some of you,

nothing wasted. i tie your gift.



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At 4:50pm on April 24, 2012, Rebecca Lane Beittel said…

I haven't been on SheWrites much lately.  Been busy doing my own "thang" I suppose.  I'm curious as to what my SheWrites friends are up to, writing-wise, though.  Right now, I'm waiting to hear back from 2 agents who have requested my full manuscript of The Time Minders.  I'm still working on Kingdoms of Blood & Magic, but not as diligently as I should, since I've been querying/submitting for the TTM, doing scads of tutoring at my daughters' school and work for our church's youth group.  How about YOU? 

At 5:49pm on February 26, 2012, Rebecca Lane Beittel said…

And you.  Is it still damp in Wales?

At 2:03am on September 8, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.


Jill Starishevsky

Author, My Body Belongs to Me

At 9:54am on September 6, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Sonja, Belated welcome to She Writes. I hope you're enjoying the site! Love to have you join us in the Novelists – Struggling or Not group if you'd like.

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Novelist Group
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize
At 10:55pm on August 15, 2011, Jennifer Lauck said…

Hey, hope you're having a great time on She Writes!  If you want to know all about memoir, come see me.  Great free advice.

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