If your thought is to impress him
With words you know are not your own

I suggest a bit more practice
Than the brazen effort you’ve shown

To capture a lover’s passion with words
Is just the shape of the art

He knows the touch and timbre
Of words written from my heart

A borrowed word or turn of phrase
Won’t fool his eyes and can’t replace

You may think you’re being clever
With sleight of pen to try to sever

One cannot mimic what is not
Copying words but not the thought

So please abandon this poetic ruse
A man’s heart knows his one true muse

~ kei
1 June 2015

Inkwell Parchment Blood


I’m all about the asides this week. Here’s one that’s a broadside aside:

I put as much effort in to bylines, taglines and my signature advertising style as I do into my written work and fibre art pieces.

I don’t like seeing them cadged without a so much as a by-your-leave.

~ kei
31 May 2015

Flogging WIP’s

From my Post-Apocalyptic Life Skill blog:

I try to not overdo the book promotion ~ BUT ~ both “Memories Of Egypt” and “The Arcadian Collection”, my two e-book collections with my newest patterns are available on Amazon as of today.

Here is the link to my Author’s page: Karin Bole Tupper
You can find all of my books here ~ haiku and hikoo 😉

Your support (you can “follow” there too) is very much appreciated 🙂

I’m posting this on my writing blog as well… I wonder how the fibre muggles will react to my post title…?

// Amazon.com Widgets

Poet’s Prayer ~ Gweddi Awenydd

Honoured Goddess of Poetry
My inspiration is running dry
My words have flown away from me

Beautiful Goddess of Creativity
This Awenydd asks your blessing
Open my mind and heart to see

May my thoughts be quicksilver
And my tongue honey-dipped
May my words flow like water
And once I have sipped
From your cauldron of inspiration
And kissed Taliesin’s lips

Ink that flows as Afon Tywi is long
My cadence just like music
My rhymes just like song

Then your praises I will sing
For it is you blessed Goddess
Makes my words ring

© KeiB 17 August 2011
Tweaked for publication 26 April 2015

Cerridwen ~ Welsh Goddess of rebirth, transformation, and inspiration.

Cerridwen ~ Welsh Goddess of rebirth, transformation, and inspiration.


I love this man so much. He is part of the wallpaper of my life. A favourite of my Aunt Dolwyn, his music plays in many of my best memories. His album “Teaser And The Firecat” is one of the first that I bought with my babysitting money, Nazareth’s Greatest Hits being the other… but that’s a different post!

I thought he was the epitome of male perfection, drawing him in art class, learning every lyric – including the Greek “Ruby Love” – and copying snippets of many of those in amongst my journal writing. This is one of my favourite videos of him live and singing one of my favourite of his songs, “Bitter Blue”. I was too young to see him before he renounced the limelight but this video has captured a perfect moment and I love how he’s so very human (and adorable!) while on stage.

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) will be playing Massey Hall in Toronto this coming December and if anyone has a ticket they won’t be using… I have a left kidney that is totally superfluous!


My Great Grandpa built boats for a living
Names that you likely would recognize
I didn’t notice that when I was small
He was the Grandpa who carved me toys

Summers in the boathouse at Scott’s Bay
Tales of brigs, schooners and barques
He crafted wonder from words and wood
Gifted me an imagination uncharted

Swashbucklers, sea monsters and mermaids
In mirrored boxes, with waves of plaster
Miniature craft of such exquisite detail
He wove tales of pirates, adventure and disaster

I wonder, when people look at his handwork
Displayed so pristinely in museums
Do they feel the magic that’s held inside
And see the treasure charts to dreams

~ kei
Sometime in 2012

Built at Scott's Bay, NS by Harris Thorpe (and many others)

Other ships were also built in the Lockhart Shipyard by other builders include the ‘Huntley’, a four-masted Schooner of 600 gross tons. Built in 1918 by James Harris Thorpe.

The Huntley was the last ship to be built in Scott’s Bay, Nova Scotia.

History of the mills and shipyards in Scott’s Bay. Great Grandpa’s schooner’s are listed here.


“I’ve reached a point in my life where it’s the little things that matter…

I was always a rebel and probably could have got much farther had I changed my attitude.

But when you think about it, I got pretty far without changing attitudes. I’m happier with that.”

~ Veronica Lake

KbT Legs

Oh hellz yeah Veronica!