Writing Wings For You

Marie Lukasik Wallace ~ # I LIVE Poetry – I'm passionate about life and writing and all things creative and poetic!


Happiness of Being in the Moment – Throwback Thursday

me and joe

The reason I adore this photo is because it was such a genuine happiness picture.  My husband and I were truly “in the moment.”  The picture was not posed.  My friend took it when we weren’t looking.  We were at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, which I adore, and we were just happy to be with friends and eating delicious food and laughing like crazy.  They have the most awesome Green Show.  You have to see it sometime.

For a most romantic proposal and another Throwback Thursday & dialogue, go HERE.

And another romantic story HERE.  (except this one was on a Tuesday…hee hee)

P.S.  If you ever go to the festival, be sure to go to the Green Show with the Fool Squad, and brings something fun to eat for them so you can be part of the show.  Oh my, you’ll laugh forever!

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that day in June..

There are so many phrases I love and beautiful imagery.


…When the afternoon sun gave us a bow
and the breeze waltzed with not a frown
when you and me and tea was what it was all about
and joy that sashayed everywhere
chasing fireflies and sand storms.

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Wordless Wednesday – Because the Pictures Say it All



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So, I’m cheating on Wordless Wednesday

because aren’t these little piggies the cutest?


** These pictures were taken on the Boise Green Belt while on a walk with a friend.   Awe inspiring.  Other adventures are HERE.




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Poetry -Newfound Freedom – Fiery Verse


Newfound Freedom

She’ll explore

This new world of


What to do first?




She wanted it all


prompt from #fieryverse – Fiery verse is on Twitter with daily prompts.  What I like about this is it challenges me to write a story poem with limited characters!  Some would say that’s torture, but I find it fun!


I DID IT! – Camp NaNoWriMo


There’s something to finishing a goal.I have never done anything like this before, so I have to CHEER  WOO WOO!

Thanks to Rhonda Blackhurst, I joined the July NaNoWriMo.  Our Writing Cabin had motivated AND motivating writers!  It was awesome to be able to put in my own word count goals and have a team to support me in attaining that goal.  Who would have thought having a word count would help out so much?  It made me put my seat in the chair and get those words down!  (I didn’t want to let my team down.) The words I write at that moment may not be the best words or the prettiest sounding words, but they are on the paper.  As the wonderful Bird by Bird author, Anne Lamott,  calls them Crappy First Drafts (but she uses a different word, same principal). The gist she says is that you have permission to write long, incoherent, hideous, self-indulgent, boring sentences.  It’s okay, you’re getting the words down.  You don’t know what you know or don’t know until you know it.    (That’s a hairy sentence!)

Writing helps me know what I know if  I let go of perfection or it having to look or sound a certain way. Essentially, I got out of my own way, and let the words fly. Now comes the beauty of crafting the words and honing them in on the juiciness of the story.

The other grand part?  It allowed me to make so many connections and figure things out of what I want to write and even some of the hows, which I didn’t have before.  There was some element of knowing my path a little better.  Had I just stared at the screen or better yet, avoid the screen with senseless other “have to” activities in the name of being busy, I would not have gotten more clarity.

If you ever get a chance, you have to read Bird by Bird.  She’ll not only make you feel like you’re a person, but you’ll also know that you’re a writer, faults and all.  Here’s to some wonderful cabin mates and fellow bloggers.  Check them out!

Rhonda Blackhurst

Shawn L. Bird



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I am a Pluviophile


Sometimes we find new ways of defining ourselves.   Today, I discovered that my daughters and I are:

PLUVIOPHILES!  (which upon first impression sounds awful, right?)   –

Here’s what the Urban Dictionary says:

(n) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days

My brother is a real pluviophile; the Seattle climate will suit him well.
You should share you Pluviophilic pictures with me.  Anyone dancing in the rain deserves to be posted out loud.   I like the part where it defines us as having “joy.”  My favorite word.
Have a most awesome day!  ~Nemaste, Marie

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wherever you go, go with all your heart. – confucius

Perfect words from mommy to mommy….

I didn't have my glasses on....


by day’s end

my three daughters

will be

on three different continents

africa, australia, america (north)

and i

will be

like the moon


looking over

each of them

with light

and pride.

You teach your daughters the diameters of the planets

and wonder when you are done that they do not delight in your company.

– Samuel Johnson

image credit: nasa.gov

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