September 27, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [99 & 100]

This is my last Gogyohka-Thursday on Salt-Rain Tidings. It's been delightful. And yes, unless some honest-to-goodness salt-rain falls, this is also my last post on my beloved Salt-Rain Tidings. I am so thankful for the time we've had... for your support, encouragement, understanding--for reading. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, you have blessed me beyond words can express. If you're interested in other blogging of mine, please message me. God bless and keep you,
             -L.E. Fiore

We've had our days

our years, two

but now it seems time

to say good-bye

to You.

So wish me well!

and every good thing.

And may the seas we sail

to heaven's shore

 us bring.

September 6, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [98]

Calling, rescheduling,

trying to collide our locations.

I miss the days

when I could draw us

together with paper and crayons.

August 30, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [97]

It's true, what the fox said.

You have made me cry.

Cry to leave, to say good-bye,

but never sad

to have wasted time.

August 9, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [96]

There were no words to say.

...not the right ones.

And so I wished that a smile-

or silence, even-

would still your questions.

August 2, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [95]

Never had she look so well

Nor he so fine

The day they exchanged vows

And love and lives


July 19, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [94]

In movies

kicking things really hard

fixes boilers and cars...

I kicked my computer, and now

it won't start. Bizarre.

*Note, I have been whacking, not kicking, my computer to make the little wires connect for the screen work... and now it's... not working anymore. I probably should hit it some more... ;-)

July 17, 2012

Not a Gogyohka. And Not a Thursday.

When life 



so does my pen.

'slipping through my fingers


scrambled spelling

always hitting the backspace key.

Searching, searching... 

for letters strung together.

Where's the key

to unlock the writer in me?

July 5, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [93]

Plop! plop!

berries into my pot.

Squish! squish!

into my sister's


June 30, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [92]

So. I didn't forget. I had this written (inspired by Knutes at Camp Spofford) well before Thursday, but lightening took out our internet. It's still out. The iPad app is rather maddeningly inferior, hence the post format. I'll fix it when the interwebs come back. Till then, over and out.

The darkened cafe

Its floor strewn 

With popcorn kernels

Is nightly visited

By galavanting mice

June 21, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [91]

watching my sister

sweet bride to be

showered with gifts

for their home-making

so tangibly happy, my heart's aching

June 14, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [90]

I find

I am lost for words

when I hear such significance

in the silent


I find this poem took on different meanings depending on the photo I coupled with it- choosing any one seems limiting.. Silences in music, in space, in time... between two people... beauty in the unstated.

June 7, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [89]

Shriek! Hide! Freeze!

A spider I see.

It's sizing me up, waiting to strike-

It likes to attack

things 1000 times its size!

May 31, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [88]

Ricotta, mozzarella

 melting in our mouths.

"How much money?" we ask.

"No money," the man smiles,

"You woman eat for free." 

This poem was inspired by yesterday's outing to Arthur Avenue. We ladies were picking up several pounds of ricotta and mozzarella from the cheese shop my great-grandmother shopped at for year after year. She always picked up her ricotta for special occasions there because cheese anywhere else "just wasn't the same." I think our delight over cheese (along with questions and anecdotes) must have delighted the cheese-man, because he gave us a huge slab of ricotta to eat on the way and a mozzarella in the shape of a pig for my little sister. When we asked how much we owed him for our 3-4 pounds of cheese, he told us he'd "called his manager" and there was no charge for us. We almost cried, we were so touched by his sweetness.

May 24, 2012

Gogyohka-Thursday [87]

For nearly two years, I've had a faithful Gogyohka-reader from Paris. You've never commented; I don't know who you are. But I've always wanted to say thank you.

Si j'avais les mots

les mots justes

je voudrais vous dire

merci, je vous remercie

pour lisant

if I had words

just the right words

I would say to you

thank you, thank you

for reading