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Love’s Note Love’s Note was written, After thoughts, Between words, Without obsession. Love’s Note was played, Between breaths, Outside sounds, Within embrace. Love’s Note was sent, With wind, Around time, In gardenias. Love’s Note was not read, Under sedation, Through desire, In enchantment. Love’s Note was not heard, Inside hypocrisy, Around mediocrity, Over indulgence. Saturating […]

Buddhism 101 says that all is suffering in this world. We know suffering is the cause of our unhappiness and meditation is how we see through this illusion. Can this truth be taken into the worst pain? Or into minor irritations? Can we master the experience of being able to distinguish between pain and suffering […]

Remembering 9/11

September 11 2009 - In: Poetry Anne Tyler Lord

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9/11 Shock Waves Today I watched the 9/11 memorial, similar to the time I watched 8 years ago, on Good Morning America. I sat with my 9 month old babies, talking on the phone to my husband. I watched at the moment, Charlie Gibson, was getting alarmed at the live sight of planes crashing into […]

How do we deal pain & suffering in life? The RedFlame from my previous poems is symbolic of events that can enter our lives suddenly, but can also do a slow burn on us each day. Death, trauma, loss are big events. But there are also daily irritations when we are impatient and angry with […]

My series RedFlame DeepWater continues. After the RedFlame of life events burn through your life in unexpected ways, you have the chance for spiritual growth. Progressing in spiritual practice is not devoid of experiences that send you to dark places, with feelings of depression, fear, anxiety. Often, these experiences are more brief, but can be very […]

After the RedFlame Initiates Destruction in your life and you Return to the Scene to see if you can rebuild what you had, you may realize that it isn’t possible. On the spiritual path, we are given opportunities to grow in awareness, often through painful experiences. During those times, we have the choice to go […]

The deepening of spiritual awareness can go through many stages, some repeating and bringing up old patterns to make conscious, some with new, unexplained events to experience. I am currently working on a long narrative poem called RedFlame DeepWater. I previously posted Part 1, RedFlame Initiates Destruction, about the sudden events that can enter our […]

See, Introducing RedFlame DeepWater for an introduction to this series of poems. RedFlame DeepWater RedFlame Initiates Destruction Out of the abyss, erupted RedFlame, Intruding in my life, and holding others to blame. I was content in routine, and collecting possessions, Ignoring nudges to change, and nursing obsessions. This beautiful place I have created, And built […]

Anne Tyler Lord

My name is Anne Tyler Lord. I have been many things in my life, but right now, I know I must write.

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Tyler Corner is an historical novel about the lives of two women who were cousins growing up on Iowa farms in the 1920s - 1930s. It is based on the experiences from my own family and unsolved ax murders in Villisca, Iowa. I am writing this novel  for NaNoWriMo 2010.

I am creating ebooks and courses for writers, and anyone who wants more creativity and transformation in their lives. The courses are based on Narrative and Poetry Therapy & Humor.

Mafia Frostbite: A Mafia Family Christmas is my first fictional series. It is followed by a sequel series titled Twisted Family Bonds. It is a dark humor soap opera about the Kaszinovs, a Russian Mafia  Family.

LoveCommitmentPassion_cover R-Evolutionary Nights is a novel of romance and suspense set in Prague, Budapest and Wisconsin.  Alex and Jack are in love, but must escape the influences of the Russian mafia that has infiltrated Jack's family. I began this novel during the 2009 NaNoWriMo. And, I won.

a7d8cfd4 RedFlame DeepWater is a collection of spiritual poems about the agony and ecstasy of the spiritual journey. RedFlame describes the experience of the Dark Night of the Soul.  I will continue the collection in 2010 with DeepWater, illuminating ecstatic spiritual experiences.

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