“I think I fell in love with her…”

Kroyer, Severin - Les Roses

Kroyer, Severin – Les Roses

“I think I fell in love with her, a little bit. Isn’t that dumb? But it was like I knew her. Like she was my oldest, dearest friend. The kind of person you can tell anything to, no matter how bad, and they’ll still love you, because they know you. I wanted to go with her. I wanted her to notice me. And then she stopped walking. Under the moon, she stopped. And looked at us. She looked at me. Maybe she was trying to tell me something; I don’t know. She probably didn’t even know I was there. But I’ll always love her. All my life.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 8: Worlds’ End

“…then you are a writer”

book of magical images growing

“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.” ― Ernest Hemingway

“Universal Illumination”

REMEMBERING

The first words measured the time
The last words came with the rhyme
In between the words passing quickly
Circled the words of love
Fearing to be spoken
Scared they will be understood

No walking but forward
Further into your life
Walls faltering
Threatening to crash in
Just keep pushing toward the Light

The Light that brightens the Sun
Not the voice calling out
Notifying the end is done
Hold in your thoughts instead remembering
Near is as far as you want it to Be

© jk – just now 2015

#11 universal kaleidoscope (c) jkm 2015

#11 universal kaleidoscope (c) jkm 2015

Neil Gaiman: Where Do You Get Your Ideas?


Neil Gaiman: Where Do You Get Your Ideas

“For me, inspiration comes from a bunch of places: desperation, deadlines… A lot of times ideas will turn up when you’re doing something else. And, most of all, ideas come from confluence — they come from two things flowing together. They come, essentially, from daydreaming. . . . And I suspect that’s something every human being does. Writers tend to train themselves to notice when they’ve had an idea — it’s not that they have any more ideas or get inspired more than anything else; we just notice when it happens a little bit more.”  — Neil Gaiman

“Night Mysteries”

NIGHT MYSTERIES

Shadows in the windows light
The moon shining through
Piercing the eyes of darkness
Visiting nightmares without care
Setting off nerves of pain
Memories demanding recall
Feelings released to steal truth
In its place an invented reality
A story embedded
Dragging ruin through the mind

Tightly clinging hold
A repetitious madness
Dreams creating mysteries
Owned by planted recall
Roots holding tight
Making prisoners of thought
In the blankness of night
Tripping on illusions
Converting their reality
Into what is believed

© jk 2015

#7 "Night Walkers" (c) jkm 2015

#7 “Night Walkers” (c) jkm 2015