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Guest Post: Sound by Dara Lafayette


How can one man be so happy,
with so little,

All you have is,
books and friends and food,

The sun only guides your footsteps
during daylight

Fire of night
is made of simple wood

And even now your lifelong heart
is only just beginning to forgive

Your sights
are only strands and streams,
though fitting

Seats that do not creak
are dry and solid sitting

Toast of thin honey,
and butter slender spread

Distilled life
into only

One body
One heart
One head.

-by Dara Lafayette

Dara Lafayette is a fellow writer from Ireland, a musician and a budding artist. He is a dear friend and my favorite critic who has helped me articulate my thoughts in words.

This is why he writes: “My creative energy draws me to write with passion; to create a scene full of tone and story, and mystery and mastery of words. Writing is breathing to me. It helps me accept the simple and intricate bittersweet beauty of life as I breathe in the woods, forests and beaches. I’m a member of a non-fiction writers group and have done several public readings. Currently, I’m editing the first draft of my debut book of poetry.”

You can find his other pieces of poetry on his writer’s group:

Photo by Cameron Vaughan on Unsplash


I am an Instructional Designer, avid reader, small-town woman and working mother with a fish-eye perspective. I have just published my first book, The Forest Bed and other short stories. If you like my stories on this blog, feel free to Like, Comment, Reblog and Share. You can reach me at or through my Facebook page

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