the dance of sunbeams

…this week’s “story snippet” was inspired by and written using Paula’s lovely 15 words for the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game

…here’s Paula’s chosen words: tulip, water, summer, silver, translate, dance, women’s, cozy, kitchen, bridge, family, lapis, lush, bright, sunlight…

…………….and here’s the story snippet that I wrote using her words….

“the dance of sunbeams”

it was her version
of a simple
solitary
women’s retreat
from the everyday hustle
of family life
sitting in the warmth of her
bright cozy kitchen
she splurged on two dozen
lush lapis colored tulips
placed in a large glass vase
which formed a watery bridge
translating summer sunbeams
cast from the open window
into a silvery fairy dance of sunlight
twinkling across
the kitchen
table

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith…The Weaver of Words

link to Paula’s lovely shop:
www.etsy.com/shop/Bylala

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/

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reborn

…I’ve been very busy lately, but managed to write a this story snippet at 2am…….

…….the words came from Kim in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game…..

…..Kim’s lovely 15 chosen words are: dreamer, spring, rain, contrast, home, circular, soft, natural, Easter, texture, bloom, white, morning, cotton, urban…..

……….and here’s the story snippet that I wrote using them……

“reborn”

she woke
so very early
on this Easter
morning
to the soft sound
of a pattering spring rain

r 1a

she cast aside
her featherweight white cotton sheets
with the texture of a whisper
leaving her lover
lost in the world of his dreams
as the circular path of the garden
beckoned her
beyond the French doors

r2

she always felt at home
in the natural world
so very far away from her daily urban grind

r3

and as she reached
her garden
with raindrops
dripping
weighting
buds and blooms
fresh with new growth
in stark contrast
to the long winter
past

r4

she found solitude
and the space to go within
and breathe so very deep
and with the first hint
of the glowing
early morning light
she was enveloped by an expansive
profound peace
in her quiet sacred space
as her world was reborn
once again

written by Susan Eileen Jizba

Weaver & Wordsmith…..the Weaver of Words

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

 

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:

https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/17558998/page/1?ref=team_page

 

link to Kim’s lovely shop:

https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/17558998/page/1?ref=team_page

link to the Etsy Treasury:

https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyODM0NjU4Ng/reborn?ref=pr_treasury

 

 

 

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under the influence of moonlight

…..this week the words came from Lisa Anne in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game….

…..here’s Lisa Anne’s lovely words: possibilities, moonflower, dappled, luck, erosion, weave, imagery, poetry, swoon, urban, muse, gypsy, veil, nomadic, parallel………..

………….and here’s the “story snippet” that I wrote using her words….

“under the influence of moonlight”

there was something about
the soft moonlight
in the garden
she couldn’t help but swoon

m1

the possibilities were endless
as the veil between
the parallel worlds
of what was real
and what was imaginary
eroded away

m2

as the push and hustle of her
urban life became a
distant
memory
in the silence
of the dappled silvery light

m3

and when the nomadic moon
in her fullness
had reached
the very peak
of the heavens above

m4

with a bit of luck

she felt her gypsy muse
dancing about the garden
weaving imagery
and enchantment
into poetry
as she set each moonflower
aglow with magic…..

 

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith…..…….The Weaver of Words
http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

Link to the Etsy treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyODI5NDQyMA/under-the-influence-of-moonlight?ref=pr_treasury

Link to Etsy Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/17484369/page/1?ref=team_page

Link to Lisa Anne’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/JanePlain

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an offhand wish

….this week I used the w words that I chose for the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game.

……..here’s the words: wand, wander, wares, wick, wild, wind, window, wish, wispy, witchcraft, woman, woods, word, worn, woven

…………..and here’s the “story snippet” that I wrote using those words…..

“an offhand wish”

it all began with
one glance
out the worn windowsill
at the wild woods below
as the wind began to rise
she added an offhand
wish
with a touch of wanderlust
for more adventure
in her life

w1

her words were spoken
as she blew out a candle
watching the wispy tendrils
of smoke
waft away from the wick

w2

she was unaware
of the witchcraft she released
a series of spells cast
without a wand
so much magic
was wonderfully woven into
her simple innocent act

w3

and the next day
an old woman
appeared at her
doorstep
selling a few wares
and her adventure
began

w4

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith……
……….weaving fibers & fables

link to Etsy Treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyODI3NjU1MA/an-offhand-wish?ref=pr_treasury

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finding home

….this week the words came from Beth in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game….

…..Here are Beth’s lovely words: slow, bloom, river, joy, green, old, direction, style, elegant, balance, echo, metal, fire, fly, charm….

………and here’s the story snippet that I wrote using her words……

“finding home”

life moved more
slowly
in this place
the blooms lingered longer
on the deep green vines
and the river
took it’s time
winding it’s way
back
and
forth
through the woods

h1

people stopped to talk to her
when they gave her directions
and there was an elegant style
to the charming old houses
with front porches
where neighbors sat and spent time
talking long into the night
watching sparkling clusters of fire flies
and the moon rise

h2

she found
she was able to pause
and to finally breathe here
her sense of balance
soon returned
and a delight in the simple joys
of each day

h3

as the city’s echo of the click clack
of subway metal
faded away
she knew
she finally had found
her home

h4

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith….give me 15 words and I’ll tell you a tale…..
www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/17424632/page/1?ref=team_page

link to the Etsy Treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNTY5MDE3Mw/finding-home?ref=pr_treasury

link to Beth’s lovely shop:
www.etsy.com/shop/prettybyrddesigns

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the journey

….this week I was inspired by Carolina’s words chosen for the 63rd Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game….

…here’s Carolina’s words: mind, empty, glance, invisible, dew, passionflower, tears, honey, poetry, hand, purity, earth, scar, love, journey

……and here’s the story snippet that I wrote using her wonderful words….

“the journey”

she loved to watch
the slow curl of steam
from her passionflower tea
with a tear drop of honey
in the stillness and purity
of the early morning hour
just past three
her mind
empty
clear

j1

with a pen in hand
just one glance at the empty page
was all it took
for the invisible inner journey
to beckon her
far, far
away
from her scarred earthly path

j2

as the words
clustered
and clumped
like dew drops
swelling upon each
leaf
and
petal
in the early morning hours

j3

as the words expanded
and began to take form
as poetry
in the silent stillness
of the very early
morning
light

j4

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith…the Weaver of Words

link to the treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNTY3MzMzMw/the-journey?ref=pr_treasury

link to Carolina’s wonderful shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/3buu

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/17359260/page/1?ref=team_page

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the lunar light

…this week the words came from me……

I chose the following words for the 62nd Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt, and I just couldn’t let them go to waste.

Here’s the words: sacred, sanctuary, scent, secret, self, sensual, sentimental, shadow, shimmer, spirit, subtle, sunlight, surreal, symbol, moonlight…

Here’s the story snippet that I wrote using these words…

“the lunar light”

the moonlight
always felt
somewhat sacred
somewhat sentimental
to her

l1

the sunlight
was always modern, current
awake and aware

l2

but the subtle lunar glow
felt somewhat surreal
it was as if her current world
had shifted
and she could feel her spirit
shimmers of her soul
sensual shadows
of her self
from the past

l3

she could smell
the smoky scent
of an ancient sanctuary

l4

she could see
secret symbols
carved into wood
in an ancient language
long forgotten
a long, long, long
time
ago

written by Susan Eileen Jizba
Weaver & Wordsmith….The Weaver of Words
www.etsy.com/shop/TheWeaverOfWords

link to the Etsy Treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNTY0NzQ0Mw/lunar-light?ref=pr_treasury

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