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Hi! Please look to the top and on the right sidebar for categories that might interest you. This is the very best way to read this blog. Click on any category, and read anything you like and please comment on everything! I love to interact. You don’t need to be nice, profound, eloquent or anything in particular. Just be you. Come on in barefoot, even naked or wrapped in a towel if you are so inclined. I don’t mind. It’s a friendly come as you are kinda place!

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Meanwhile, happy trails to you!  –Daphne

I’m just merely obsessed with words–the strange alignment of symbols that string together serving as a magic oracle communicating enlightened, humorous, banal, dreadful and depraved thoughts. And all combinations therein. –Daphne Taylor Street

Just 1 Monkey

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2011 in PROSE: Be that as it may

 

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Edgar

It doesn’t require a particular song
No melody, no harmony to bring upon
The dance that forces a heart beating out
Of rhythm to succumb to the elegant flows
Of nature—melodious and loud and forgiving.

Feeling out of place, my skin belongs to another
And I have no particular dwelling to name home or
Even respite, but I might just be able to take in this leg
Of the journey as an ancient plenary indulgence, to cleanse
A pock-marked soul of so many injustices and harms inflicted
Upon an already damaged world, and yes, most were intentional.

This is my penance, an open sky and quicksand squishing between my
Fat toes. While all indications point to a grim demise, hope still rests quite
In my mind’s eye. Logic betrays its place there, but logic no longer holds value
In a universe that changes all laws, fragmenting all measure of cosmic syzygy in
The electron-spectacle of a physicists’ brain, dripping wet with illusion thought of
As sound theory. Poor, poor foolishness to believe you have found the mechanism in
The ways of gods and monsters. No. I will not drown today in the pool that will eventually

Swallow me

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2011 in POETRY: Self portrait

 

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Painting Haunted Faces

A ghost sits beside me in
crisp green air – a brisk
memory that stays there.For as long as I remember.
It is the best place to keep her.
Her face has changed throughout the years.
Colors and voices multiple and unidentifiable
in time, but always recognized by her song
to me. Mercy. They are the same tune.

The song is of pain and ecstasy.
Embrace a waking dream. Of soft
sand that drapes the shores and
forgets nothing of worth. And
evermore asks of its worth.

Shall I go? Will
it dull the scars?
My forever friends.
Apparitions.

As waves break the bond of
holding gazes and locked hands
filled with dreams. I smile in
familiar phrases.

Familiar with lost. Please, take my heart
and help me recognize the face of found.
What is she named? How will I know
how to greet her when I shake her hand?
Will she fit in a locket?

And ever still the head-song trills a beautiful
legato. A melodious memory of my ghost. My
only friend who belongs here – in crisp green air
where it hurts a little less than yesterday. Yesterday
she was real.

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2011 in POETRY: Self portrait

 

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Daphne’s Bio Sketch

Daphne Taylor Street

Daphne Taylor Street is a freelance writer, communications consultant and public speaker in the Tampa Bay area. She has been a professional in the nonprofit industry for more than 18 years, spanning everything from fine and performing arts to substance abuse and mental health services. In the summer of 2011, Daphne left her full-time job as a grant writer to pursue her freelance writing and communications consulting business in full-force, and added her former employer as a client.

Armed with a background in communications, marketing and sales along with nonprofit development and public speaking, Daphne is working with small businesses and nonprofits alike to help them amplify their branding and increase overall business sustainability. Tools offered include copywriting services, strategic planning, workshops, trainings and multimedia presentations.

Daphne’s strategies have lead businesses to realize increased positive mainstream media coverage; amplified interactive social presence, significantly increasing marketing reach and customer service ratings; procurement of grants, loans and contracts to cultivate and sustain business development; increased partnership and collaborative opportunities leading to increased sustainability and resource-sharing; and, increased sales and lead generation.

A native to the Tampa Bay area, Daphne was raised with the belief that you have a responsibility to give back to your community however you can. Through volunteerism, advocacy and celebrating all of the great people and resources that make Tampa Bay the incredible community that it is, Daphne accepts this responsibility fully.

Daphne has professional experience and formal training in the fine and performing arts, including classical voice performance and jazz, acting, painting and drawing and poetry, fiction and prose.

Daphne is an avid blogger, covering topics such as communications and writing to leadership and culture. You can visit Daphne on her blog: www.daphnestreet.wordpress.com; check her out on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/daphnestreet; or contact her directly via email: dts.streetmedia@gmail.com.

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2011 in BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

 

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