Tabitha Layne

Poetry

The Paradox of Our Age

“We have bigger houses and smaller families: more convenience, but less time. We have degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgement; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less healthiness. We have been all the way to the moon and back,  but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. […]

Two ways to view loss

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” What a fabulous little phrase coined by Dr. Suess. A shining example of the beauty and power of simplicity. Talk about two ways to see the world! Talk about attitude being everything! Recently, I found a similar quote by Khalil Gibran. Simplicity is substituted by poetics […]

What Love Is And Is Not

I’ve never encountered a more concrete explanation of the intangible topic of love than what Jack Gilbert offers here. Thank you for sharing this with me (you know who you are). It has become one of my favorite poems of all time. The Great Firesby Jack Gilbert Love is apart from all things.Desire and excitement […]

You All Know the Story of the Other Woman

Anne Sexton is my favorite poet. She was married to the same man for most of her adult life and carried on numerous affairs with a wide variety of men. She fell in love easily, and frequently, and she wrote about it. This is a poem about being the “other woman” when the morning comes. […]

Work is Love

“Work is love made visible.” – Khalil Gibran When you left today, I kissed you goodbye, and thanked you for spending your precious time with me. I walked you to the door with my hand on your back. My last view of you was from the side, your profile, as you turned to head to […]

Ahh … Ralph Waldo Emerson

Such exquisite observations… “Love of beauty is taste. Creation of beauty is art.”

The origin of sexy

I feel most pretty in an A-line dress, pleated, with pearls. Yet most gentlemen prefer petticoats, which nowadays are called thongs. I feel most sexy in shorts and sneaks, running, soaked in sweat. But society says, better yet stockings, heels, a short skirt. In a cardigan and cargoes I go, unnoticed, naturally. No one imagines […]

Beyond Expectation. Beyond Imagination. Beyond Boudior

Beyond Expectation. Beyond Imagination. Beyond Boudior