Inspiration comes in fits and spurts, laced with time, warmed with the heart. Each of my offerings began with a whisper, a pause to see, hear, and reflect.


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Tend Your Internal Garden

Tend Your Internal Garden

Welcome nighttime
When the eyes close
Over the day
Darkness covers the wilting sadness
Spent flowers rest
Sleep regenerates 
Light pries
open the eyelids
Growth awakens.

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Silent Sounds

Silent Sounds

Outside the baseline
A confluence of 
Insects, bird, nocturnal creatures
Buzz, sing, howl 
Fill the void
Calls me to attention. 
As the wind stills
A storm brews
A tidal, waves
The hush asks
Where are you?

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New Songs

New Songs

Five beats of tempo
Open the door 
To insight
Can you wait 
As the decision
Needs a path 
More beats to 
Form music

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 A Gift

 A Gift

Take me as I am
I can choose
For I will not 
Fill your holes
I only give my heart to
Someone who expands theirs.

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The groundwork of years in full bloom
Gone with the wind 
You let bygones be bygones
Lifestyles uprooted and replanted
You forage the garden of life
And discover fruits and seeds
Hybrids begin again.

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Ambition alone is only ardent desire
Aspiration is the making of dreams
Inspiration applies a vision
Motivation creates a plan
Only when they intersect is there success 

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About Abbe

Abbe Rolnick grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Her first major cultural jolt occurred at age 15 when her family moved to Miami Beach, Florida. To find perspective, she climbed the only non-palm tree at her condo complex and wrote what she observed. History came alive with her exposure to Cuban culture. After attending Boston University, she lived in Puerto Rico, where she owned a bookstore. Once Stateside, she capitalized on the knowledge she gained as an independent bookstore owner and worked for one of the finest bookstores, Village Books, in Bellingham, Washington. Once a CEO of a manufacturing firm and owner of a healthy foods café, she is now retired and spends her time writing.


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