Monday, August 29, 2016

Leaves of Bravery

Victory, A Knight Being Crowned With A Laurel Wreath" by Frank Dicksee      
A gallant knight
crowned with laurel leaves
a sign of bravery

Tis, the day to win his lady love
not, by the swiftness of sword
but, through poetic words

Golden stars fall from heaven
in soft bed of leaves, moist kiss
cupping her heart

posted for dVerse
Quadrille #15
hosted by De - using the word leaves

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sleeping Dragons

courtesy of

entranced in oceanic tides
in a restless heart love resides
blue moods, song of the mellow moon
dreaming in a romantic swoon

waves burst under rhythmic sighing
breeze whispers of love undying
splashing notes, druid's mystical tune
dreaming in a romantic swoon

beyond the stars, a cosmic world
mighty dragon wings soar unfurled
hope lingers, come sing to me soon
dreaming in a romantic swoon

boundless depths of murmuring sea
moaning between, bodies set free
pleasure found in a warm lagoon
dreaming in a romantic swoon

charting new sunburst horizons
in silence spirits are rising
finding our voice we softly croon
dreaming in a romantic swoon

sharing with Poets United

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Paradise Found

Source unknown

birds of paradise
in mossy bed of desire
sing songs of summer
pining  to soar blue jay skies
spreading wings reaching new heights

sharing with dVerse
writing a Tanka

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A World Ajar

Leave the door to your imagination
ajar, no key required to enter the
land of enchantment

you only need believe in your
heart, surrendering to a knight
frolicking under seductive stars
incantations of the pearlescent moon
 summoning a dragon in the castle
of dreams

posted for dVerse
Quadrille #14 
writing poems with 
44 words incorporating
the word jar

pic credit - unknown

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sun & Moon to Swoon

yellow, bright
flourishing, blossoming, growing
sun-kissed, light, romantic, night
glowing, intoxicating,unfolding
tendrils, white

Author's note: trying my hand at a Diamante
of course I put my own spin on it. Thanks
for visiting.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Truedessa Chats With Patrick Hatt - Imagine that!

Today, I am doing something new.  I have decided to incorporate some book reviews on my blogs.  I recently finished reading Murder Has A Price by Patrick Hatt a/k/a Pat Hatt. He is an  author of over 100 children books and novels.

So, let's get started with my first review and then Pat has kindly agreed to a short interview to amuse his fans.

Murder Has A Price had me hooked in the first few pages. It is fast paced and draws the reader in pronto. Detective Hollerin is on a mission that seems impossible. His sole goal is to solve the Torrie and Kurt Price murders.  His ally in this quest is Mr. Dunker who was the butler for the Price family. He believes without a doubt that Mr. Price was innocent, unfortunately, the law has their own theories on the case.

You will meet some quirky characters along the way that seem to work well together. Get ready for a wild roller coaster ride filled with a couple of twists and some high packed confrontations. In this who done it mystery, one wonders who will come out alive if anyone and at what cost?

This book is a bit outside Pat's usual genre of adventures. This crime thriller is a must read for Pat Hatt fans.  Just keep in mind there is some violence. You can find his book at Amazon. here
Now with no further delays - Truedessa chats with Patrick Hatt - Imagine That!

Can you tell us how the idea for this book evolved?  Do you ever  dream about a story and then wake up and roll with it or do you like to let an idea simmer in your head for a bit?

The idea popped in one day and then I went with it. I had to flesh it out a bit more with some of the other characters but Hollerin and the main story itself I knew from the get go. Always do. If I don’t know the exact ending, I don’t start. Don’t want to end up like a certain show and have no idea on the ending and then make up something stupid when I get there.

I’ve dreamt about at least 10 I’ve got written down to do on my ever growing list. As I’m writing sequences and stuff like that I may dream about them from time to time too. When my brain gets the idea I just roll with it. Unless I have five on the go already or something. Then it will have to simmer while my OCD makes me finish the ones I already started.

I am a bit intrigued by the characters .  Can you tell us a bit about the development of your characters and which one did you find the most fun?  

The main character(s) I always have before I start. But many just kind of work their way in. There have been so many who were throw away characters in my books that just stuck out and had a story to tell, so I let it be told. I may know where the beginning and end ends up but the middle is usually dictated by what wants to be told and where the characters want to go. In this one Hollerin was fun to write as he just didn’t give a crap any longer. Usually it’s the comic relief or smart arse characters that are the most fun though.

The story is fast paced and I wonder how long did it take for you to complete this adventure?  You are usually at least 6 months ahead on your  blog posts. 

Only took me about 20 days to write the first draft. Plus I edit as I go so that helps with further drafts. Then I just edit away some more and some more and some more. This one was done August of 2015 haha So it has been sitting there awhile. I’ve got 4 more done in various stages of editing too.  At least one more for release this year I think. As for blog posts, I’m at 360 ahead now. The cat never shuts up. Or he has no life. Either works.

I noticed you left the door ajar.  Will there be a follow up?

I purposely left the door ajar and the journal has a bigger role to play should the sequel come due. But with Max Blizzard series and A Not So ___ World series on the go, not sure I want to start another one until those two are finished. Plus, it is nice to just write stand alone books and not have to sequelize everything. But we shall see. That stupid list of ideas keeps growing though and putting a cramp in any sequels.

What one word would describe your writing style? ( besides in rhyme) 

Probably go go go. One word times three. Is that okay by thee? Hey, you mentioned rhyme. Had to do it one time. 

I see no mention of the cat in the book, perhaps he was napping.

The cat must have been off napping or hawking up a hairball. He’s getting too big of an ego anyway. After putting him in another series and giving him super powers, I think he’s been serviced enough.

The cover is great for a murder mystery.  Did you design it yourself? 

I came up with the idea for the design and then I got an artist to bring it to life and bring it to life he did.

What would you like to say to your readers about your murder mystery?
I would tell them to "buy your book."

Buy my book sounds like a plan. But in my next novel I kind of work that angle a bit, so we don’t want to do a repeat or a reboot of that. A certain blogger may have a fit. As for what I can say is I hope it is enjoyed and at least one of the twists is a surprise.
Thanks for the chat, you may get an evil look from the cat. Talking to Pat and not his rhyming umm butt. I’m sure he’ll get over it though at our hut.

After the initial rounds of questions I just had one more to ask as inquiring minds want to know.
Tell us what does Pat Hatt do in his free time besides write? 

Pat bows to the demands of the cat. Would that really mean I ever have
free time though? Hmmm. Other than that, work out, watch movies/TV, take
the mutts for a walk, play cards and just enjoy life as it comes.

Thank you Pat for joining me for a bit of fun!  Now for those of you who want to read something a bit different by this prolific writer  - This might be the one to read!  Who doesn't enjoy a good murder mystery? 

Pat can be found at It's Rhyme Time  here  where he leaves a new post every day! A note of warning be careful what you say as he may take it and use it at his bay.  He often incorporates his followers in his posts and I have to say it is often  hilarious. Added points if you are lucky enough to get to be his #1 comment of the day.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Waves of Blue!

Photo by Truedessa

In waves of ocean blue
my thoughts drift to you
where sky and water meet
catching a melancholy beat

It'll always be you
I'm telling you true
as I sing the blues
It'll always be you

caught in the rhythm of the rolling tide
do you know how many nights I cried
waiting on the shoreline for you to notice
the swelling heart of a blossoming lotus

we met strangers in a dream so long ago
sometimes it feels like a lifetime, I know
the twists and turns our path did take
bringing us sorrow and heartache
In waves of ocean blue
my thoughts drift to you
where sky and water meet
catching a melancholy beat

It'll always be you
I'm telling you true
as I sing the blues
It'll always be you
Our words entwined in lines
beauty found  in mystical signs
caught in the rapture of love
waking to the mourning dove

I still hear the melody in my head
so many things we left unsaid
I invited you into my world
waiting for wings to unfurl
In waves of ocean blue
my thoughts drift to you
where sky and water meet
catching a melancholy beat

It'll always be you
I'm telling you true
as I sing the blues
It'll always be you

posted for dVerse
writing about something blue 
hosted by De

Pic - Part of my own collection

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Cupping Light

courtesy of wikipedia

In a sacred circle we gather
those who believe
in dreams...

We come to meditate on
life to find the answers
of our heart

Slumbering under the tree of life
I surrender myself to the beat
of twenty pounding drums...

Dropping the cloak of insecurity
I drift away through the portal
of opportunity.  My resting body
takes in spiritual nourishment

Through the darkness,  I find my
way, following the signs that 
lead me closer to my destination
twisted trees, screeching owl

I hear nocturnal life breathing
around me, feel the eyes peering
through hidden places. 
   twigs break with each step
    deer brush against the canvas
      of darkness...

Shadow people watch from the hollows
of giant oaks , maples and evergreens
fresh scent of pine circles me like a wreath
of pleasure...

Walking in two worlds, to find my true
potential in a landscape of changing
views, the river sings a reflective song

My heart races,  beating to ancient calls
I hear you,  the wolf howls from the cliff
of awareness, offering his guidance

Darkness tightens it's noose around the
hanging trees,  fear of the unknown
grips me in a changing world
Apparitions dart between the
huge trunks, chanting a song
breathe, inhale/exhale

I love you
 I forgive you
   I thank you

Ahead the golden crescent moon
shines high above the treetops
shadowy figure steps out of night
approaching  me,  a wolf follows
in his steps...

I feel suddenly very small in this large
place of wonder.  Fear of darkness in
the other world worries me, I want
to run, but can't move...adrenaline
flows through my veins....

I step forward to full-fill the dream
quest.  The stars become very bright
illuminating the heavens and my path

In silence I stand before  an ancient
dweller.  His hair long, thick & black
with solemn eyes that reach for me
I can see the scars from the battles
of past lives.

The trees burst into a thousand lights
and my heart sings a song of new life
he offers me a firefly,  places it in
my open palm. I cup it to my heart...

The offering of  light is mine to carry into
my waking life.

I love you
  I forgive you
    I thank you

echoes, as I am called back into the sacred circle
bringing with me the gift of light...

sharing this with Poets United

author's note:  This is a vision that came to me
through meditation, it is what it is, a gift. May
you all carry a piece of light with you in your