Like so many others, writing has become my therapy, entertainment, and constant companion. I’ve only recently decided to let it flow, and I’m so glad I did.  I tend to lean towards lyrical poetry, probably because I’m a frustrated- non-musical-wanna-be but have no talent songwriter:) That said, I’m sure I’ll also eventually be posting my opinions, insights and rants. Many posts will be written in draft form–incomplete and imperfect;  perhaps a few will be written in complete. Nothing written here is ever meant to offend…

If you happen to stop by, please feel free to let me know your thoughts. I welcome any comments–if something here stirs an emotion, good or bad, feel free to post it. If you like something, let me know, and if you don’t, let me know that as well.  After all, writing should evoke some kind of feeling to the reader, and to me, apathy is worse than criticism.

Namaste   /||\


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33 Responses to “about”

  1. spoonman09 Says:

    Namaste – I see and love the light that is within you. 🙂

    1. calliopespen Says:

      How kind of you to say that…I am glad I stumbled on your blog…:)

  2. sleimanazizi Says:

    Thanks for having a look at my blog.

    The only thing I know about art and the creative process is that things chane with knowledge of the space.

    For what it is worth 🙂

  3. allyah11 Says:

    I’m so glad you stumbled onto my site so that I could discover yours. I, too, write poetry, and like you find it to be completely therapeutic … unlike the day job that pays the bills. Keep writing; it’s quite beautiful.

    1. calliopespen Says:

      Thank you! I’m happy to have found another poet and another blog I can visit often….writing is therapeutic, but recently I’ve been reading more than writing…and I have been fortunate to have found some great new sites:)

  4. jaymiethorne Says:

    Thank you for your kind words about Fallen Timber. I’m still trying to figure out how blogging works. It is a little frightening putting out my writing and I think you are the first reader outside of family and friends. Perhaps now that the scary part is over I will be more earnest in my writings and observations. It is a joy to find your site and read your creations. Thank you also for the other fabulous links!


    PS I’m thinking that I am missing the reference from your blog’s title? Unless your name is Calliope?

    1. calliopespen Says:

      Hi Jamie! I sent you an email response as well…just wanted to welcome you once again and let you know I look forward to reading your posts:)

  5. Linda Says:

    Hello, how kind of you to visit my blog and leave a comment. I’m reading yours today and saying, “YES!” Though, I’ll let you in on a secret … I have a fear of poetry. I don’t think my understanding does it justice. That said, I will come often to read yours and hope that what I “get” is what you gave. Let the words flow.

    1. calliopespen Says:

      Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a footprint:) I also have a secret–I don’t always “get it” either when reading poetry, and I often wonder if people “get” me because my writing can be a bit complicated and symbolic–like my brain:) LOL. Please do come back, and I will be back to visit you as well. Hope you don’t mind that I added you to my blogroll:)

  6. Linda Says:

    No, that you very much for adding me to your blogroll, you’re now on mine too.

  7. Thank you for stopping by and your comments on “For Jill: Dissimulation”. You might want to participate in Lots of poets from all backgrounds here. Each week there is a prompt and we write a poem about the subject.

    I read your Haiku. I enjoyed them very much. I have tried my hand at them but feel more comfortable with rhyme or free verse.

    I am putting you on my links so that I and others can visit your site. Do you live in India, if so where?I had a very good friend in Hydrabad.


    1. calliopespen Says:

      Donald, thank you for visiting, and for adding me to your blogroll…I have reciprocated:) No, I am not in India, I am in Delaware…but I love Eastern philosophy and such, and find great comfort in the wise words of my Eastern friends. Come back again:)

  8. Charles Says:

    Thank you for the comment Ms C. I am not sure how “effortlessly” I make it look, I won’t write anything for weeks and then one morning I will wake up and have a dozen things spill out of me. Then I will work on 10 lines for as long as a week. I am my own worst critic and there are probably only half a dozen I am satisfied with. Still a poem is never finished only abandoned. I can only hope I can say all I want to say in the time God gave me.

    1. calliopespen Says:

      Yes, you do make it LOOK effortless, though clearly good poetry never is without immense effort (at least for most). We are all our worst critics, which is why generous comments from fellow writers are so treasured.

      1. Charles Says:

        and i am such a terrible commenter dear, i really am. i never really know what to say and im legally blind and have such a hard time reading my own things. 😦 i will add you to my blogroll if you like. i don’t think my page is long enough. 🙂

        1. calliopespen Says:

          Of course, Charles, it would be an honor to be on your blogroll. I will do the same in return. 🙂

  9. Sandy Says:

    I just read RED, it was beautiful. You do have a lot to say, and please, keep on saying it.

    1. calliopespen Says:

      Sandy, thank you so much for taking the time to read and to comment. It is so nice to see you here. I was touched by your poetry as well, and will be checking in with you frequently. 🙂

  10. Charles Says:

    you removed your avatar thingie. 😦

    1. calliopespen Says:

      Hmmm..I don’t know how that happened! I’ll have to fix that….

  11. Charles Says:

    you may link to any of my poems you like. i actually sent you an e-mail explaining some things. thank you for reading and commenting, it is truly appreciated.

  12. Charles Says:

    thank you for commenting on The man who would be king. It needed to be said, although I doubt many people will read or it and if they do probably won’t realize why I wrote it or think I am being disrespectul. But the over glorification that I have seen on television and witnesses on the web is redundant and more disrespectful in my mind. Not only to Michael Jackson but also to God. Michael Jackosn did self proclaim himself the “king of pop” he was not given the “title” by the media nor the public. I remember when he did it back in the 80s. So let’s call the man what he was – an eccentric social recluse brought on by his own self proclaimed popularity. Therefore I mourn the man for what he could have been, not the man he was.

  13. Charles Says:

    thank you for that comment. i’m really not sure how to respond to that.

    1. calliopespen Says:

      Thanks Sara! That is actually one I shot during our vacation this year. The picture doesn’t do the scene justice, but I still find it very soothing. Glad you like it too!

  14. azfree Says:

    I am glad you found me and I am glad to have found you. I have a feeling I will be back quite often!

    1. calliopespen Says:

      So glad to see you here:) Please do come back 🙂

  15. Darren King Says:

    I love the narrative style of your work – I am drawn to this style – in your work, I see, hear, smell the places and people. How you compress these narratives is impressive…

    1. calliopespen Says:

      What a lovely compliment, Darren. Thank you! It’s nice to see you here. Hope you are doing well. 🙂

  16. constantinseverin Says:

    It was a pleasure to visit your blog, you are a special writer.
    Good luck!

    1. calliopespen Says:

      Thank you:) Do you also have a blog?

  17. constantinseverin Says:

    Thanks for your interest, this is the link of my blog,


    1. calliopespen Says:

      Glad to see you again constantinserverin. I’ll be sure to stop by!

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