Stephen Evans

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Stephen is a playwright and author of The Marriage of True Minds and A Transcendental Journey.

Breath Back

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“I think," Tehanu said in her soft, strange voice, "that when I die, I can breathe back the breath that made me live. I can give back to the world all that I didn't do. All that I might have been and couldn't be. All the choices I didn't make. All the things I lost and spent and wasted. I can give them back to the world. To the lives that haven't been lived yet. That will be my gift back to the world that gave me the life I did live, the love I loved, the breath I breathed."

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The Other Wind

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On Brighton Beach

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On Brighton Beach, the tourists say,

        the ice cream vendors come this way,

and come and go,

          and come and go,

on Brighton Beach,

        the tourists know.

 

On Brighton Beach, the bathers say,

        the shifting waves are quick and gay,

and come and go,

       and come and go,

on Brighton Beach,

        the bathers know.

 

On Brighton Beach, I've never heard

        the sleeping sand to say a word.

But come and go,

        and come and go,

the dreaming sand

        will never know.

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The Language of Trees

 
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The trees were winking at me this morning.
 
Or maybe it was morse code.
 
Tiny brights lights kept going on and off, as if someone was hitting a switch.
 
But irregular, like a cipher.
 
I finally figured it out. 
 
It was the light of the sun refracting through raindrops as the leaves moved in the breeze.
 
Nature speaks to us.
 
I hope we are listening.
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Limerosity

I have three books coming out next month, and thought I would share them with my Green Room friends.

The first, The Laughing String is a collection of my thoughts on writing, interspersed with some quotes on the art and craft that I found either inspiring or enlightening (or both). 

 

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The second is called Two Short Novels, and if you think that it contains two short novels, you would be almost right. Actually it contains two short comic romances, but that doesn't roll off the tongue quite the same way. The first one, The Marriage Gift, is I still think the funniest thing I have ever writen. 

 

 

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But the last one, Limerosity, is my favorite. If you have been hanging out in the Green Room for a while, you might have noticed my fondness for limericks, and perchant for having literary figures as subjects. I have collected some of them and present them here. 

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It's a short book now, but I hope it will grow in future editions, my light-hearted version of Leaves of Grass. Who knows? Maybe some of this talented community will end limerickly commemorated in there one day. A consummation possibly not to be wished. 

 

 

 

 

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