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. dusk .

later the day dusks, air cools,down the back track to the lane.there is fire in the sky,why don’t the trees burn?one cloud hovers, red,one cloud .this is a later walk,early morningsspent writing.see the birds roost,hear the last call,black birdthis is dusk.sbm.See More
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, now we descend .

we are hand writing, at the tablefire lit, radio playing. scratchingwords in time, rhythm comesnaturally, birds beat the window,cold now, little feathers hopingfor food.we now descend into darkness,curtain drawn into night,november.mistakes crossed, all can seethe errors ,the blots,that soakthe skin, the stain within.i am hand writing.sbm.…See More
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. life of pi .

requested for christmas,it is the run up, you know. passed  the idea by him,verdict, boring, well it wasbound to be that or, wierd. i told him it is beautiful, thati love richard parker andand a classicanimated character. I gavehim the message, i foundwaiting. his message to me ischerry pie, so i stopped intesco, bought one fortea. it is a life of pie. sbm.…See More
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. reading books .

so you work hard, one task to another.brain race, eyes cannot keep up, reverse turn read again. rush onto washing, class andgarage. be knownthat all is not italian,though you wave yourarms, flap hands can be an indication of disorder, a slight abstraction. tasksrepeating, sleep hardwake to find a black shape you work hard?sbm.…See More
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. self catering .

have missed it this year, plans never came together,we meant to go together. i have stayed hotel, whilethis is nice, have missed the freedom of theself catering absent from work a while, at home, i pretendit is a self catering cottage, which of courseit is.i play, and rest, eat little good things, watchfilms till late, and have unsucessful laying in.if i was overly concerned with cost, of courseis cheaper.we lit the fire the first time this year.burned your correspondence.sbm.…See More
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. some mornings .

struggle with the words,tear wrappers back to revealthe chewy pink, or bitter. bitterenought to split your head, thepacking says.all gets too sickly, too sad,when small boy agreesit is good to hear birds sing.sweetly he tells me there are other capybarasin the capybara house.this is quite relaxing.sbm.…See More
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. capybara .

after meeting my imaginary friend, attending an importantmeeting, where there was no importance at all, i droveto see the fish, and met the capybara.who was surprised? its hair all needing drawing,nose a blot, and the paw resting so. soquiet it was, perhaps a sadness. it stoodalone, as did i.the little capybara, there.i took no photograph.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

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. dusk .

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:37am 0 Comments

later the day dusks, air cools,

down the back track to the lane.

there is fire in the sky,

why don’t the trees burn?

one cloud hovers, red,

one cloud .

this is a later walk,

early mornings

spent writing.

see the birds roost,

hear the last call,

black bird

this is dusk.



, now we descend .

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 12:14am 0 Comments

we are hand writing, at the table

fire lit, radio playing. scratching

words in time, rhythm comes

naturally, birds beat the window,

cold now, little feathers hoping

for food.

we now descend into darkness,

curtain drawn into night,


mistakes crossed, all can see

the errors ,the blots,that soak

the skin, the stain within.

i am hand writing.



. monkey and the clock.

Posted on November 15, 2014 at 12:39am 0 Comments

you know, he was at the

recycling depot out in

the rain, a sudden storm.


rescued, at no charge from

the bloke, who sheltered.


through the machine,

came clean. loved

and photographed.


he sits by the clock,

some times likes a sparkler.





. same road .

Posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:17am 0 Comments

different season, extenuating

circumstance. hunger

nor poverty a reason.

look for kindness.

i saw them sweeping

the golden, leaving the

vehicle parked badly.

saw the wind change,

sky come clear.

it is mid november,

i drive the same road,

end lessly.



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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
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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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