February 24, 2012


Painters work with liquids on open surfaces.  Sculptors free representations from unremarkable lumps.  Writers use words to do the same.  Their work is not displayed in galleries, but comes to life for each reader.

Their art appears different to all, but is no less precise, deliberate, and thought-provoking, at least, and impactful, in intent.  These words are a brief portrait of Lisa in simple prose, with some verse, who is anything but simple in reality!

In form, her hair is dark, thick, and wavy and her eyes are large and brown

With complexion smooth, frame slender, and height slightly taller than most

She is pleasant to see and enjoys creating her very own bling

Lisa loves flattering designs though she does not flaunt nor boast


I met her through the alchemy of modern electronics and communications

A lady in the tradition of belles past and not unlike the one who loved Rhett

She was far from home, younger, searching, and wondering then…

Her close companion was a gray feline far more familiar than pet


Not surprisingly, she was raised in the land of the Iris and Tulip poplars

Her mother was a true southern beauty and her father was smart and lived near

It was said before her birth, by a forgotten carny, that she had a larger destiny

Her early childhood was somewhat challenged and difficult, but her intent was clear


Her years of youth and early adulthood were marked with change and growth

Hurts were shared with tears and lessons learned in ways hardest of all…

Still, like that fiery mythic avian she arose from her times and learned much

As an adult, she is focused and her poise self-assured;   She knows her call!


When she speaks it is true and well of things both near and far removed

Her thoughts are filled with wisdom and depth from life lived and just half-started

She has a temper and is independent, but still has room to need and be needed

The sum of her to present is demure and direct with future paths yet uncharted!



  1. Wow, beautifully written. 🙂 Leaves me wondering…

    Comment by John — February 24, 2012 @ 9:00 pm | Reply

  2. Very beautiful post!

    Comment by Butterfly Jewel — February 24, 2012 @ 9:06 pm | Reply

  3. Beautiful writing.

    You have a high opinion of her!

    Regards from sunny Uruguay.

    Comment by Rosina — February 24, 2012 @ 9:32 pm | Reply

  4. I enjoyed the read. I’m curious, who is Lisa? L

    Comment by Lucille White — February 25, 2012 @ 5:51 am | Reply

  5. Exquisitely lovely….it took me a long time to find a phrase that came close to covering what you shared in this piece. Your love for Lisa, and more importantly for the idea of Lisa, shows clearly, and is very moving. Very impressive….

    I noted that you came by to read one of my posts, and liked it well enough to follow my blog. I came by to say thanks, and to say I’m glad you enjoyed it. I love hearing from new readers, too; the dialogue is important, I think. Any who, come on back whenever you like; I post every day, pretty much. Occasionally I’ll reblog something extraordinary I find amongst the days posts from bloggers I follow on WordPress.

    Which brings me back to your blog; I liked the poem a lot, and the two previous posts are entertaining as well. I’ll be back; be sure of it, especially for more poetry as strong as “Lisa”….I’ve signed up to follow, so I’ll get email whenever you post. See ya around WordPress, and thanks for stopping by….

    By the way, you might enjoy a tribute to Noah that I wrote that got published on another site. The page for that article is…. http://therealowner.com/dogs/an-ode-to-noah/

    Take care out there….

    Comment by gigoid — February 25, 2012 @ 1:13 pm | Reply

  6. Lovely Southern Lisa. Understood and implied…Rhett would be proud.

    Comment by purpleborough — February 25, 2012 @ 7:44 pm | Reply

  7. Wow what a beautifully written piece of prose. You’ve really captured the whole essence of Lisa & released it for all your readers to sense.
    I love it, looking forward to reading more.

    Comment by musicvein — February 26, 2012 @ 5:09 pm | Reply

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Thought I’d return the favor….!

    Comment by ns — March 1, 2012 @ 2:52 am | Reply

  9. I really enjoyed your meandering, savoring, portrait of Lisa. Well done!

    Comment by bmillergirl1 — March 2, 2012 @ 1:12 pm | Reply

  10. Thank you for sharing, I really enjoyed it 🙂

    Comment by thislittlelite — March 3, 2012 @ 12:48 am | Reply

  11. What a lovely piece.Enjoyed it.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.


    Comment by namitasunder — March 3, 2012 @ 9:25 am | Reply

  12. Gorgeous writing here; you certainly did “paint” with your words. Wonderful! Thanks for stopping by my blog too, I love new followers 🙂

    Comment by Mercurial Scribes — March 3, 2012 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

  13. Thank you for sharing this portrait of Lisa. Your words demonstrate a rare ability to see beneath the surface of corporeal matters and the thin veneer of projected character. I see wisdom and spirit in your prose and astute observational powers.

    Comment by Bassas Blog — March 4, 2012 @ 1:35 am | Reply

  14. How lucky am I to come across a beautiful rhythm of words so early in the morn — a reminder of who I am and where I come from.

    Comment by Marla Mase — March 4, 2012 @ 7:37 am | Reply

  15. A very nice story; visual, hopeful. Thanks for becoming a follower. I’m always very appreciative. My graces.


    Comment by Susannah Bianchi — March 4, 2012 @ 7:44 am | Reply

  16. Well-heeled words that paint a portrait of a beautiful woman. It is such a delight to see there are still those who find language a beautiful and fulfilling part of life.

    Well done Doctor!

    Comment by Joseph Ordower — March 4, 2012 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

  17. Well written 🙂
    Thanks for visiting my blog . I’d love to put you in blogroll (after I realise how to do that…am new to this ) 🙂
    Take care,

    Comment by Moi — March 4, 2012 @ 12:48 pm | Reply

  18. Not enough people write poetry about other people anymore. It’s so charming. I especially love this line (mostly because I’m a cat fanatic)

    “Her close companion was a gray feline far more familiar than pet”

    Comment by R — March 5, 2012 @ 12:24 pm | Reply

  19. Thank you so much for following along with my blog!!! What a beautiful poem you have written!

    Comment by Becca — March 7, 2012 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  20. Many thanks for your visits to 3Di and your interest in our work. Much appreciated. Looking forward to catching up with your posts now that we’re back from our trip to Japan. GF @ 3Di

    Comment by 3D Eye — March 7, 2012 @ 8:39 pm | Reply

  21. Exceptional wordcraft…. the rhythm and rhyme of life.

    Comment by VeronicaThePajamaThief — March 7, 2012 @ 11:35 pm | Reply

  22. Wonderful descriptions. Makes me want to read more.

    Comment by Bongo — March 9, 2012 @ 1:35 am | Reply

  23. Love this! What I like best is the sublety. It makes me want to meet this person.

    Comment by Parker Coleman — March 10, 2012 @ 10:56 pm | Reply

  24. How beautiful…just amazing writing..Dawny 😉

    Comment by Littlebeut333 — March 11, 2012 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

  25. Thanks for following Peninsula Times, I have just been browsing through your blog and some of the images you have are amazing. Its always good to find a blog that is a little out of the ordinary and built on experience, keep writing and we will keep reading. Thanks again Doc, John

    Comment by John Parkinson — March 12, 2012 @ 4:00 am | Reply

  26. Simply charming Dr.Anthony! My fave . . . ” enjoys creating her very own bling…”
    Thanks for the visit too!

    Comment by Sunshine — March 13, 2012 @ 12:22 am | Reply

  27. I know Lisa, too. Only her name is Jess. You’ve captured her in a charming way. Thanks for the follow. 🙂

    Comment by madjamison — March 18, 2012 @ 11:29 am | Reply

  28. Beautiful! Your descriptions gave me a wonderful visual portrait of a beautiful person.

    Thank you for following my blog as it led me to yours!

    Comment by Cora Mae Lengeman — March 18, 2012 @ 1:54 pm | Reply

  29. Beautiful! Thanks for the follow and I’ll be keeping up with yours!

    Comment by authorheatherwood — March 18, 2012 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

  30. That was wonderfully bouncy and playful, yet there is a necessary seriousness to it! I like this piece very much!

    Comment by zen and the art of borderline maintenance — March 18, 2012 @ 7:59 pm | Reply

  31. Thank you for following my site, not only does that make me feel great, it gave me the amazing opportunity to get to know your blog. I love this story, I love the words, the mystery and the beautiful passionate way it is written. It leaves me guessing and wanting more.

    I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future.

    Comment by Lou Schwarz — March 19, 2012 @ 5:28 am | Reply

  32. Thanks for following. Enjoyed your latest post!

    Comment by blogexercise — March 22, 2012 @ 7:35 am | Reply

  33. Very nicely written. Enjoyed it heaps. Thanks for following by the way.

    Comment by blogexercise — March 22, 2012 @ 7:37 am | Reply

  34. Thank you for visiting my site. Have popped over to visit yours. Love this post

    Comment by Caroline — March 24, 2012 @ 9:43 am | Reply

  35. These words are beautiful and touching. You are so blessed to have the ability to express your portrayal of her in such a sweetly descriptive way…it’s so refreshing!
    Some personal things that have recently come up in my life leads me to believe I was meant to read that for some reason.

    Thank you for following my blog and I’m looking forward to reading more of your writing! 🙂

    Comment by Marisa Giguere — March 25, 2012 @ 12:13 am | Reply

  36. Stunning post, well executed. Thank you so much for following my blog, it gave me the opportunity to read this, and I feel better having read it.. 🙂

    Comment by adverseuniverse — March 25, 2012 @ 12:49 pm | Reply

  37. Hi there, great poem, great blog!

    Comment by aquariumstarter — March 27, 2012 @ 3:30 am | Reply

  38. Very Nicely Done. I came here because you had visited my blog rvbloggers.wordpress.com and was pleasantly surprised. I really liked your Lisa. Very Nice.

    Comment by M H Bell — April 1, 2012 @ 9:55 pm | Reply

  39. I read Lisa and feel so privileged to have been introduced to your blogs – full of beauty, in y our pictures, and in your style of writing. Mary.

    Comment by Mary — April 1, 2012 @ 11:22 pm | Reply

  40. Of course I had to read this, my name is Lisa. Very beautifully written. Lovely.

    Comment by A Gripping Life — April 2, 2012 @ 7:40 am | Reply

  41. Nice way with words. Delicious.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog.

    Comment by Let's CUT the Crap! — April 2, 2012 @ 9:44 pm | Reply

  42. Greetings! i liked your blog, and I was trying to subscribe to get your posts, but I noticed you don’t have an email subscription box. Did you know you can get one through your wordpress dashboard. Nice poem!

    Comment by Rio — April 4, 2012 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  43. what a lovely portrait.

    Comment by jyllianm — April 22, 2012 @ 11:47 am | Reply

  44. Wonderful poetic tribute.

    Comment by Unsungpoet — May 12, 2012 @ 5:15 pm | Reply

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