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All We Need To Do Is To Wake Up

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ALL WE NEED TO DO IS TO WAKE UP

Awakening
to fruits and grains
and little pots
of wine and milk,
I realize
I am being courted.
I hear the soft sounds
of your singing
and my heart
is comforted.
Even before
I can utter
a hesitant response,
the light of
all creation
fills my emptiness
and I know
the meaning of love.

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Better Than A Love Note

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BETTER THAN A LOVE NOTE

I was already asleep, dreaming of love,
when a star came crashing down
through my bedroom window.
As soon as I heard the laughter
I called out her name.
No one but her could love
me that much. She has
has a passionate streak that can melt
mountains, boil oceans
and lead me straight
into the heart of the beloved

I Love It When She Starts to Respond

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I LOVE IT WHEN SHE STARTS TO RESPOND

Seven p.m.

and the sun

still streams

through my

window.

at least

it’s cooler now.

The writing

continues.

The day calls

for it,

and my muse

has actually

begun to respond.

It’s going to be

a good night.

Now, I Follow Her lead

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NOW, I FOLLOW HER LEAD

I’ve finally gotten old enough

to give in and get comfortable

with my own rhythm.

Actually, the truth is that

I’ve finally wised up enough

to listen to the voice of my lady.

When she wants to dance

I’m ready and waiting. When

she wants to play, I’m right here.

God, we’re having a grand time.

“When the Words Flow”

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WHEN THE WORDS FLOW

Sometimes,
like tonight,
there’s just
no hurry.
Both of us
are relaxed
and both of us
just want to
make it
last.
There’s no
pressure
on either
of us,
just the quiet
anticipation
of seeing
just how long
we can
keep it
going.

welcome to the Snake Mountain Muse

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Snake Mountain is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, east of the community of Zionville. Its elevation reaches 5,564 feet (1,696 m).

The mountain generates several feeder streams to the North Fork New River (via Maine Branch[3]), South Fork New River (via Meat Camp Creek[4]) and Watauga River (via Cove Creek[5]). Several ridges form from Snake Mountain, with the main being Snake Mountain Ridge,[6] which marks the border between North Carolina and Tennessee; also there is Sugartree Ridge[7] and Hessian Ridge,[8] which are smaller outcrops from Snake Mountain, to its west. Several gaps also surround the mountain: Elk Horn Gap,[9] Pottertown Gap,[10] Rich Mountain Gap[11] and State Line Gap.[12]

Historically, both the Old Buffalo Trail and Daniel Boone Trail converge at the foot of the mountain, at Zionville.[13]

Snake Mountain is the home of Snake Mountain Press. The Snake Mountain muse and I have begun a dance that I would love for others to join. This is your invitation.

Founded in 2011, Snake Mountain Press believes that publishing doesn’t have to be as difficult as it has proven to be for most aspiring authors. Our mission is simple: We want to work together with good writers to help get their work published in the most professional, timely, efficient and cost-effective manner possible.  We make that happen by guiding writers through every step of the publishing process until they have a  book published of which they can be duly proud.

Snake Mountain Muse is the blog for Snake Mountain Press. Of course, the blog will have the pertinent  news about the press, but it will also have far more. SMM will feature quotes from great writers, as well as articles about writing, publishing and the writing life. The site will have excerpts from writers published by Snake Mountain Press, book reviews and other information of interest to writers. There will be poetry, photography (both my own and by others) and other creative efforts of all types. Information about writing contests, classes and grants will also be included.

You are most cordially invited to become a part of the Snake Mountain Press community. Let’s court the muse together and begin a dance that will go on forever.

 

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