Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Courtesy of William Shakespeare

As Eve surely uttered,

I did at our beginning,

and mean now still.

For more than half a life,

As William wrote,

“I do love nothing in the world as I do you.”

(This week’s Trifecta challenge: Exactly 33 words and one of the must be a palindrome (a word or phrase that reads the same forwards and backwards).)

It’s my 25th anniversary and time has passed too frighteningly quickly. And through the highs and lows (because there were many), good times and those more challenging (and broke), there are a few choices I wish I’d made differently. This is not one of them.

I wasn’t going to participate this week because I have many other celebratory type things on my mind, but I couldn’t help myself. I will miss Trifecta more than my meager and ineloquent words here can express. I can’t recall how I stumbled upon them in January 2012, but I’ve never missed a Monday or Friday where I didn’t look for the prompt or read about the winners. Hats off to Lisa and Joules for creating the awesome place it is by bringing together some of the most talented, kind and respectful writers. They had a tough job and did it with great spirit. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


  1. Yes, I almost didn't participate too. So sad.

  2. This is well done.

    Sad, indeed. I'm in mourning. :(

  3. First of all, Happy Anniversary. I think that Eve is an apt choice of palindromes for you. :) As for Trifecta, I have met many awesomely talented people there. I have always enjoyed how well you write about people and relationships and sensuality. What talent you have! I will always be grateful for having had the opportunit to judge for the week with you and Kir. That small bit of judging really puts into perspective the Herculian job that Lisa and Joules did over the long haul. I wish you all the best in the world beyond Trifecta and hope that our Twitter connection is enough to keep us in contact. Looking forward to reading more of your great work. :)

  4. I love your words, always have. This is no exception. Using William just fluttered my heart.

    I will always be so grateful to Trifecta for our meeting. Don't worry I'll be here reading and checking in on your (awesome) book reviews, sending hugs and emails. Our Friendship is one of my favorite Trifecta gifts.


  5. My sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who reads this Trifecta post. I am unable to respond to each and every comment as I ordinarily would do. I am otherwise occupied in a very lovely way. See you all in a few weeks for the last Trifecta prompt. [tear slides down cheek}

    Kir and Tom- I will always remember our co-judging experience for this awesome writing group! You two are the BEST!!!!!

    1. And I will be back to respond to all these entries upon my return ;-)!!!!!

  6. Wow, Happy 25th, Gina!!! Love your anniversary poem. Have an excellent time.

  7. Oh, Gina, such a sweet, romantic piece - not that I'd expect anything less. Happy, happy anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful time!

  8. beautiful! Love poetry is tough to write, so much of it is trash. But this..this is beautiful Genuine, great voice, and crafted elegantly. Nice work!

  9. Happy anniversary! Hope you're having a beautiful week of celebrating and thanks for sharing this wonderful and touching work!

  10. This is beautiful, Gina! And your postscript gave me goose bumps.

    I'm glad I got to know you through Trifecta. I've enjoyed your wit and sass. (A girl after my own heart). :)

    Wishing you the happiest of anniversaries, my dear!