Mythos & Marginalia

life notes; flaws and all

j.g. lewis

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a daily breath...

A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .


Sadly, our voice
is not always
strong, or not always
there ,when it
is needed.

It is hard to know
what to say, or
how to say it,
so often we
remain silent.

Silence stops the
process of
but it does not
stop the thoughts.

08/09/2022                                                                                   j.g.l.

Mondays are just young Fridays

A sign I’ve been glancing at, daily, since I noticed it a week back at a regular coffee stop where I try to begin my day with a dark roast cup of bravery.
   I try to take the time, every morning, to scribble out my current considerations, deliberations, and contemplations on images and memories that have come to me in my dreams and in reality.
   If your first meal of the day is the most important, shouldn’t your first thoughts be as well?
   Take time to write them down. It’s important. What you are thinking affects how you continue to navigate your self through the coming hours or weeks.
   “The bravest thing you can be is yourself.”
   How much courage is required to make it through the remainder of the day? Is a single cup of coffee enough to provide the fortitude required to step further into the day?
   It’s a good start.

08/08/2022                                                                                         j.g.l.

cloud songs


       Often we find promise
in the unexpected, only to be
   disappointed by the reality
          that presents itself.

    Tomorrow lacks the
certainty of yesterday,
but leaves enough room
       for hope.

What will this day provide?

08/05/2022                                                                                     j.g.l.

I'm like a pencil;
sometimes sharp,
most days
other times
dull or
Still I write.

j.g. lewis
is a writer/photographer in Toronto.

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An Open Letter

Posted on April 23, 2017 by j.g.lewis Leave a comment

Dear poets and poetry lovers,

Poetry is not a trend, but rather a force in the lives of so many. I’ll refer to poetry as everything from an art form to a distraction.
  I know poetry and prose has the attention of so many souls, but you never see it “trending” on social media platforms; as in you never see #poetry on the trending lists like #kanyeloveskanye #cutekitten #dogonskateboard #presidentialerror, or any of the worthy (or worthless) events that capture the imagination of those who follow life on the tiny screen.
  Often (especially during Poetry Month), I will Tweet + Retweet poetry, AND encourage others to do the same. Poetry that lights us up is worth repeating, thus worth retweeting. Still, even with all the heightened activity during April, you still never see hashtags #poetry or #npm17 on the trending lists.
  I think we can change that.
  Now, I’m not sure how the algorhythms work, or how many Tweets it takes for a topic to “trend”, but we can all do something to influence the numbers.
  Next weekend, April 29 + 30 (the final days of POETRY MONTH) I ask that we band together to Tweet + ReTweet poems, poets and poetry (as many as you can, as often as you can) and use the hashtags #poetry + #npm17. These are the hashtags we regularly use (some of us more than others).
  Let’s flood Twitter with words worth reading. Think of it not only as increasing attention of poetry, but raising the consciousness of this delightful form of expression.
  The Twitter action has already increased over the past couple of week, and as we approach next weekend it will surely pick up (certainly if I have my way). It’s probably worth beginning this process early so we can build momentum. I’m starting now . . . and you can even ReTweet this message as you see it on your feed.
  I’m on Twitter @sayit4word, include me in your Tweet . . . and I do follow back. I look forward to hearing from you, reading your Tweets, and seeing how much difference we can make in these days of trends and trending.

deep peace

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