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Savory Valentine: A Writer Wednesday Post

Savory Valentine, photo and all text ⓒ Irene O’Garden, 2014 Like a book-pressed flower, this image was cast on my living room wall one recent afternoon. Not a lace-doily, high-pitched, sugar-spun Valentine, but reflecting to me love over time–how it

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Door Of Light: A Writer Wednesday Post

Door Of Light, photo and all text ©Irene O’Garden 2014 A day to be quiet here in the Northeast–a vast, puffy, nearly knee-deep comforter of snow muffling sound, movement, cumbering plans to a halt. Too quiet even to muscle my

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Goodnight, Dear Pete: A Writer Wednesday Post

St Pete, photo and all text © Irene O’Garden This week I planned to post about my experience with jury duty, but during our court-appointed lunch break yesterday, I saw the news. Pete’s gone? That’s like hearing the Big Dipper

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Consider the Dawn: A Writer Wednesday Post

Comes the Dawn, Photo and all text © Irene O’Garden 2014 In retreat mode my words are going elsewhere now, but my eyes remember you, dear Reader. On my way to an early yoga class this grace appeared. Retreat offers

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Straw into Gold: A Writer Wednesday Post

Paper Trees, art and photo by Orion Langdon, © 2014 As I was considering whether or not to post from my retreat, this mesmerizing photograph arrived. It is a detail from an art installation created by artist Orion Langdon, who

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Felicity: A Writer Wednesday Post

Felicity, photo and all text © Irene O’Garden, 2014 I offer you a quiet wish from my retreat: felicity.  One illustration of same is the image above, composed of two recent birthday gifts. My dear friend Tracy brought me the

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I Have Met Santa: A Writer Wednesday Post

He Is Us, photo and all text ⓒ Irene O’Garden 2013 Just a couple of holiday smiles and happy publication news this week. Above is a Santa paper sculpture I made years ago. Though he looks as if he’s gigantically

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Pro-Am Week: A Writer Wednesday Post

 OurChair, photo and all text © Irene O’Garden For the ungolf-ic, (like myself) a Pro-Am tournament  teams professionals with amateurs. Which well-characterizes my week. At our local high-school production of “Our Town” last Saturday night,  a young actress reserved this

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The Pearl at the Heart: A Writer Wednesday Post

SkyStreak, photo, poem and all text © Irene O’Garden 2013 The Horse, Us Hoofprints in my fledgling heart embossed. Prancing crazily down Pennsylvania Avenue: the barely-restrained emblem of all gone wrong.   The horse, us. Our rider tossed. The boots

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Vivid and Gentle: A Writer Wednesday Post

HydrangeaGlow, photo and all text ⓒ Irene O’Garden, 2013   There are times words interfere. Times they can’t be translated. When the poem is the image, when the yearning cannot be described, when the clamor of description must be settled

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