Thursday, February 2, 2017

Verse on Groundhog Day

Lake Michigan Feb. 2, 2017
By: Tara Meissner 

Six More Weeks

Hope peeks for cloudy skies;
Fearful of sun's reach
To cast one's own darkness.

Ugly. Timid. Rodent.

Watchful for the brightness,
Frightened by his shadow,
Turns inward for a stay.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Word on Wednesday: Sum

The Latin sum (rhymes with room) translates to "I am." 
Sum is "a state of being." 

This is not to be confused as a verb such as

Today --
I am writing.
I am eating healthy foods.
I am loving my family.
I am packing for a family trip.
I am having a romantic dinner.
I am taking a walk.
I am enjoying the view from here.
I am grateful for this day

I am. 

Regardless of if you are a mother, father, sister, brother, writer, accountant, teacher, child, black, white, rebulican, democrate, christian, muslim, greek, swimmer, runner, or any other affiliation or designation. Sum is simple entire.

I am. 
That is all. 

A complete sentence.
A complete thought. 


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A Word on Wednesday: Present

When the words present and presentation are brought to mind, images of light shows, power points, lectures, and other performances surface. 

However, the verb present (pronounced pri-zent) means to furnish or endow, to bring, to give, to hand over, to introduce, to come to show. In the purest sense of the word, presenting is simply a notion of bringing ideas into someone's presence. 

Present, used as a verb, is a combination of Old French and Medieval Latin influence. The word marries the ideas of offering and presently.

Writing is merely a presentation. Words are committed to page as an offering to a reader.

The work one does is what is presented to the commonwealth. Indeed, the involuntary act of living is a presentation. One's life can be noted, bookmarked, remarked upon, remembered, ignored, or bypassed.