Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stillpoint by Karen Schindler

Karen Schindler writes even when she's not writing. A passionate lover of life, Karen lives with gleeful abandon and pulls others into her wake.  You can see more of her work at Miscellaneous Yammering.

I’m so pleased that I was slated to guest post the day before Kaye’s retirement party.  A person who takes time to be happy and who shares her happiness with others is a person to cherish in your life. Kaye could be the poster child for my poem. Her inner child is so bright you gotta wear shades. 


Cup pleasure
in your hands

Bury your nose
in it

Let it overwhelm
your spirit

Revel, soak, wallow,
saturate your senses

Gather instances of joy
into your pockets like
sparkly breath mints

To be taken out
and savored as
refreshment for the soul
For more from the always delightful Karen Schindler - - -


Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Karen, Welcome!!!!

thank you for being here, and thank you for the kind words.

Sending a HUGE hug!

For those of you who may not be familiar with Karen, I encourage you to take a peak at her blog - - and become familiar with her work.

Bobbie said...

What lovely and intense words! Wonderful mind-picture and passionate words of wisdom, imo. Thank you Karen, and Kaye yes this is such a beautiful way to start your retirement. Now I'm off to learn more about Karen, thanks for letting me meet her, on Meanderings and Muses. Best wishes! Bobbie

Karen from Mentor said...

Hee! I thought I was going to be here tomorrow. Imagine my glee at getting in a day early.
[there's a parade and confetti with elephants and everything, so mind where you step]

So happy that you've allowed me to leave a footprint in your space Kaye.

I'll be back with brownies for your virtual party tomorrow.

Karen :0)

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Karen - Your piece will be here all day tomorrow too. Today's a bonus.

Yes yes - DO watch where you step (but oh, golly, I love a parade!).

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

Hi, Bobbie - Thanks for stopping by. It IS a lovely way to start retirement, isn't it?!

Cat Connor said...

Karen, your poetry never fails to delight. :)


Mason Canyon said...

Wonderful post. Such lovely words.

Thoughts in Progress

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Great stuff, Karen! Happy, happy, happy! And, speaking of happy, Happy Retirement, Kaye!

Marisa Birns said...

Love the expression of festive abandon, Karen!

And here I have a really boring tin of mints in my pocket. And sugar-free, to add insult to injury!

Happy retirement, Kaye. :)

Laura Eno said...

Karen is always a sparkly pleasure to have around (even when she brings her elephants with her).
Happy retirement to you Kaye and thank you for showcasing the wonderful talent of Miz Schindler.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

Lovely! Thanks for introducing us to Karen, Kaye. :)

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

oh Wow - I have to send big thank you's to Karen for having such delightful friends! How fun to see new people here to say hello to the "sparkly pleasure" that is Karen Schindler. (GREAT phrase, Laura!).

Marisa, I love "festive abandon" also.

Welcome, everyone - I hope you continue to stop by, and I appreciate all your wishes for a Happy Retirement (tee hee).

Karen - you attract friends every bit as cute and sparkly as your own dern self.

Anonymous said...

Karen, the wings of passion with which you sail through life are absolutely hypnotic. The joy and energy you exude radiate from everything you touch!


Jodi MacArthur said...

Sparkling and refreshing as you are, Karen. Breath mints. I love breath mints, its like a deep breath of mountain air (and it makes everything smell and taste better). What a wonderful reference. I love the world through your eyes, and a beautiful poem for a day before retirement.

Timothy Hallinan said...

Very, very nice, Karen. A great surprise to start my day.

KAYE -- FULL-TIME WRITING!!!! You will NEVER regret this. For me, when I finally had the guts to do it, it transformed my whole writing process. I know you're going to be turning out great stuff.

Darla said...

I do believe that I may have to print out several copies of that lovely poem and tuck them into nooks around the house so that I find them when I least expect them for sparkly breath mints! Thank you! :-)

Peg Brantley said...

You are the bestest friend I've never met. And sheeshkabobalino, I'm crying!

The best, and only the best, to you, Kaye from Boone. Which I recently learned is in North Carolina. Where it snows. More than my little patch in Colorado. Who knew?

Kathleen Hickey and I will be raising a salute to you in the morning at Daz Bog Coffee, but tonight, I've got a glass of exquisit zin in hand.

Salude, wonderful woman. And may the best be yet to come!

Anonymous said...

Happy retirement, Kaye, and the guest post is just lovely, you chose a great writer and an amazing person overall to showcase!