memoir

…..once again the wonderful words came from Etsy’s Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game….

…the treasury and story were created using Carolina’s 15 chosen words: music, body, line, fluid, face, energy, graphics, wall, mulberry tree, tracks, gold, book, trip, together, New York

“memoir”

she remembered him
in bits and pieces
like shattered shards
reflections from the glass of a mirror

m1

their first trip together to New York
the music that they found
in second hand stores
discovering new favorites together
among the tracks of the past

m2

the lazy summer day
under the shifting shade
of a mulberry tree
he read to her from his book
as she traced the fluid lines
of his youthful body
with the light touch of her finger
she knew the one tiny spot
on the side of his lovely face
that was ticklish
next to the curl of his golden hair

m3

and the wall
in his apartment
a wall that became
their wall
filled with doodles and day dreams
art and graphics
that they painted
and drew upon the surface
in a space that held
the energy of their love
and the unspeakable
sorrows of the past

m4

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

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

the link to the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16487313/page/1?ref=team_page

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the link to the treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzYxNzUyMA/memoir

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Ruth & Idgy

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

….here are Tiffany’s wonderful 15 chosen words:

Woman, Dome, Summer, French, Wet, Tree, Natural, Joy, Signage, Antique, Simple, Travel, Flower, Music, Delicate….

…and here’s the story snippet that I wrote, using each one of her 15 words…..

“Ruth & Idgy”

Ruth was French
and a woman of delicate beauty
she loved to wear flowers in her hair

ri1

and had a weakness for antiques
with one glance at the dome shaped signage of the local shop
she always had to stop

ri2

Idgy was pure American through and through
an easygoing everyday in his jeans type of guy
he loved to climb trees
even when they were wet with rain
from a sudden springtime shower

ri3

their idea for the summer
was simple and carefree
like their love for each other
natural, joyful & spontaneous
and filled with music
traveling on road trips
whenever the urge of wanderlust hit…

ri4

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

Link to Tiffany’s wonderful shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TiffanyDawnSmith

Link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16388334/page/1?ref=team_page

ruth-idgy

Link to treasury: https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzUzOTczNA/ruth-idgy

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Desert Journeys

I wrote the following story for the Nomad SpiRit, Orly at Primitive Tribal Craft…you can check out her wonderful shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/PrimitiveTribalCraft

…the gorgeous haunting song “Desert Rose” by Sting kept playing through my mind as I wrote this. I can still hear in now….

“Desert Journeys”

the wise women
taught her the ancient ways
how to find the plants that were rare as rain
with fibers strong
and sparkling with magic

ds1

they taught her
how to spin thread
that sung the songs
of the untamed desert
they taught her
how to weave into cloth
patterns
that shifted like the sands rippled by the wind
patterns
that spoke the language of the desert
shouting the fury
of a raging sand storm
murmuring the silence of a mirage
shimmering in the noontime heat
whispering the lullaby
of a windless clear cloudless night
under the dark sky
filled
with an expanse of stars

ds2

they taught her how to infuse the fibers
with
her heart
her soul
and her love of the desert
so that the wearer of the cloth
could find their way
through the desert sands

dr3

following a path
of
simplicity
truth
beauty
and
love

ds4

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

link to treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNDk3NTE5Nw/desert-rose?ref=pr_treasury

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from above

this morning at 3am….

…while I was pondering one tale, I wrote another…..

……….here it is…..

….once again,

the words came from the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game…

this treasury and tale were inspired by Mariana’s wonderful chosen words:

catch, clouds, middle, field, to come, dream, forget, together, happy, seed, collected, fate, jump, roofs, watch

……..can you find where all the words are located within the story snippet?….

 

“from above”

she loved rooftops
whenever she had the chance
she would climb up
and simply sit

f2

dreaming
pondering her fate
and all that was to come
forgetting all that was bad
she collected
happy thoughts
catching them

one

by

one

gathering them together
into a big radiant
bouquet

f1

as the sun shone
as she watched the clouds
drift
past

f3

and a black bird
in the middle of
a golden field of wheat
so very far
far
down
below
pecked a few seeds
flapped its wings
jumped
jumped
and jumped
again
and
finally
flew…..

f4

written by Susan Eileen Jizba

Weaver & Wordsmith………..The Weaver Of Words
http://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/16321012/?ref=team_page

link to the Treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNDkzOTk3OQ/from-above?ref=pr_treasury

link to Mariana’s shop:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNDkzOTk3OQ/from-above?ref=pr_treasury

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Flora

…once again this week’s words came from the Peppermint Creek Collective’s Scavenger Hunt……

…here’s Eugenia’ s wonderful 15 chosen words: hope, spring, depth, sharing, portrait, pottery, tribal, floral/flowers, mixed media, vivacious, unworldly, witty, quietude, grass, ebullience

……and here’s the story that I wrote with her inspiring words…..

“Flora”

she only saw it once
as a child
in the back of a dusty antique shop
but the depth of the connection
haunted her
forever

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an unworldly portrait
hanging in a deceptive state
of quietude
unleashing a fury of emotions within her
an image so primal and tribal
yet calmly ethereal
conveying the ebullience of spring
of newborn flower buds bursting into color
of hills filled with an expanse of verdant grass
the portrait filled her with hope
of the earthly promise of resurrection

f2

unable to find the painting
as an adult
she tried to recreate
the  vivacious feeling
by sharing it through her art
through pottery
through mixed media
through witty words

f3

one day
at an art opening
in a deceptive state
of quietude
she realized the true gift
of the portrait

standing in a gallery
surrounded by her own sublime creations
she felt a surge of profound emotions
uplifted and buoyant
in complete harmony with
the transcendent
spirit
of life

f4

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

link to the treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNDkwOTQxNQ/flora?ref=pr_treasury

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16282061/?ref=team_page

link to Eugenia’ s shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BohemianSinShop

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the quest

This week’s words came from Brittany in the Peppermint Creek Collective’s 33 Scavenger Hunt Game.

……here’s Brittany’s chosen words: journey, compass, mountain top, rivers, wild lands, unknown, ends of the earth, wild wind, latin, miner, farmer, coffee, mother, seeing, red

….and here’s the tale I told using her words…..can you find where each word is located within the story snippet?…..

“the quest”

she left the last bit of civilization
a long time ago
passing a farmer working his fields
in the low lands
past a miner breaking camp
in the foothills
drinking his morning coffee
next to a smoldering campfire

Q1

her journey
took her through wild lands
through primeval forests
filled with ancient old growth trees
across cold clear rivers
swollen with snow melt
climbing unknown and unnamed mountain tops
with peaks touching the heavens
and vistas so exhilarating and expansive
she felt like an eagle soaring on the wild wind

Q2

guided by a magical compass
inscribed with the Latin word, quaerere, ‘to seek’
in the quest
for her power totem
the red tailed hawk
her yearning was so deep
she was willing to go to the ends of the earth
to find it

q3

her mother had taken the journey
in her youth
seeking her totem
the great white deer
her mother had the sight
and she had inherited the same way of seeing
and although she did not know
the specific gift
that she knew would be granted
for finding the red tailed hawk
she knew
it would be
life changing

q4

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

link to the treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNzQ1NzQzMg/the-quest?index=2&atr_uid=

link to the Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16247889/?ref=team_page

link to Brittany’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/bhenderson145

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the holiday

this week’s words were from Mariana chosen for the 31st Peppermint Creek Collective Scavenger Hunt Game….

…here’s Mariana’s 15 chosen words:  street, café, walk, thoughts, memoirs, color, view, paper, time, holiday, touch, souvenir, sound, erase, desire…

………and here’s the tale that I told using her words……..can you find where they are embedded in the story snippet below?….

“the holiday”

this was no
ordinary holiday
there was something
quite profound
about the town
she felt
it’s pull
when she first viewed
its medieval spires
and arching stone bridges

h1

she knew
she had walked
it’s streets
when they were
newly laid cobbles
long before
the cars
cafes
souvenir shops
and newspaper stands

h2

her mind was
flooded with
thoughts
from a different
time

h3

she knew she
had felt desire
here
so profound
she could not
erase
it’s touch
it’s sound
it’s texture
and color
memoirs that
haunted her
from a past life
long gone
memories
buried so deep
they were
written on
her
soul

h4

written by Susan Eileen Jizba

Weaver & Wordsmith….The Weaver Of  Words

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

link to treasury:
https://www.etsy.com/treasury/MzMzNjUyNDV8MjcyNDg0NDI3MQ/the-holiday?ref=pr_treasury

link to game:
https://www.etsy.com/teams/20750/peppermint-creek-collective/discuss/16181214/?ref=team_page

link to Mariana’s lovely shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/WorkmanshipFox

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