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Scott Hastie

In a World Posted on Dec 11, 2018 in Blog feature, Recent Writing | 78 comments In a world That is far from certain, This is for all lovers Still to set forth, Or imagining They’ve yet to arrive. This fitful journey Of ours No sideshow, Albeit part Of an ingenious conceit That draws us […]

Scott Hastie

Scott Hastie and his powerful poems have often been on this site. To see Scott’s own site visit: http://www.scotthastie.com/?p=4331 Pick up your pen and write words of meaning and texture that define this moment. Rework your words and phrases until you give them a form of fluidity. Visit your piece every day until you feel […]

Light, a Book of Poems

Light, a Book of Poems is my 2nd book of poetry and my 24th book. I don’t call myself a poet, at least not in the traditional sense, as you are taught in English class. I simply let emotions find words to tell their stories and write them on the page. Here is one of […]

Norman, the Poet

I am proud to announce Shoes, a Book of Poems, by my long-time friend Norman Hansen. Here is one of the poems from Shoes. Blinded When the sun hits the snow blinding flare stunning glow stinging eyes no compromise. Shoes, a Book of Poems can be ordered on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


    By now, you know my friend Scott Hastie. Here is a new poem. I’m sure you will love it, as I do.   Striking isn’t How the joyous Always reveal Something fresh And glorious About themselves. Illusions of vulnerability Evaporated by pure spirit. Just as it was that day You kissed someone. And […]

Never Too Late, a Novel

Announcing with much celebration: Never Too Late, a Novel, just won the Story Circle Network’s Editor’s Choice Award for 2017. Never Too Late, a Novel can be order on this site under Jan’s Books, Amazon.com, or BarnesandNobles.com.

Poet, Scott Hastie

Hi everyone, Here is another touching poem by my friend Scott Hastie. Passing, So often fruitlessly, Through all the doors To desire in life, Far finer, faraway prizes Twist and tease still, Like runaway kites Caught up In a storm of being That only more mindfulness Can becalm.   Oh, for an end To such […]

Write for PTSD

Unveil the Wounded Self – a Guided Journal for PTSD Sufferers has been reviewed as effective for reaching into the pain and pulling it out for understanding and recovery. Writing is healing – studies and experience by those who have taken this course validate the power of writing. Pick up your pen and write – […]

Disturbed by Poet Scott Hastie

My friend Scott Hastie has published another fabulous poem on his site: http://www.scotthastie.com/?p=3522. I want to share it with you now. Disturbed Disturbed as we are By greed and vanity, All the while There is so much else Here for us, An abundance of triggers Into both light and depth. Far beyond The gentle balm […]

The Power of Art

Happy Holidays one and all. I want to introduce you to one of the most creative and kind women I know. Her name is Irene Konig. I met Irene three years ago at a local meetup and we have been friends ever since. Her talent never ceases to amaze me. Please check out her site […]

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