Transcribing Notebooks

My Notebook …

Behind the scenes.

Behind the absentee blogger.

I’m filling my notebooks and then typing them up.

I’m listening to the rain on our tin roof and watching a pigeon sheltering on the back porch top stair.

It’s there all day.

Today it is pouring. Today there are floods.

I have favourite spots around my house, where I can peek out the windows at greenery.

Find a snatch of a cool breeze.

I’m digging deep and delving into life, lived, wisdoms learned and inspirations from historical and artistic figures.

I’m watching as my fledgling children begin to leave home. Stretch their wings. Find their vocations.

I’m pondering mysteries.

Beautiful, ugly, mundane and fantastical, full of dreams and practicalities.

Seeing homeless people on the street.

Reading, and finishing books, like All Our Shimmering Skies, Phosphorescence. And the language is shimmering. The sadness is being flooded by kindness…

This is life behind the scenes.

As for my novel, it is moving into the third draft, with feedback now back from a detailed manuscript assessment. This particular draft saw a massive improvement in dialogue and character development but need to refine thematic focus and my structure still needs work.

The creative journey’s continue but there is more happening than I can share, than I can speak of – behind the scenes.

In time I may share … if I dare.

How are you behind your scenes?

June XXX

The Divine Call

(c) June Perkins, Brisbane, Australia

“Thank thou God that thou hast stepped into the arena of existence in such a blessed Age and hast opened thine ears and thine eyes in such a Promised Day. The Splendor of the Sun of Truth thou hast beheld and the divine Call thou hast heard. To thine ultimate desire thou hast attained and from the sweetness of the love of God thou hast tasted.”
-‘Abdu’l-Baha, Tablets of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 538 

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Inspirations: Fairytales, Soul, Music

Pearlz Dreaming

Just celebrating some recent publications.

I was happy to have some poems accepted for the Australia Fairy Tale Society Ezine, Bold Heroines and Magical Helpers, a short story to the about to be released anthology, South of the Sun and to publish my second collection of poems, Illuminations!

Looking ahead working on a new collection in which all these worlds begin to collide, music, soul, fairy tales and the remaking of a world without racism, where picture poetry books might be rewritten and artists are trail blazers in community transformation.

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