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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Joan Ellen Gage launches the Rose Edition of her book, Water Running Downhill, Words of Empowerment!, on 11/6/2015

Rose Helena Macedo Kull
This week I published the Rose Edition of Water Running Downhill, Words of Empowerment! This edition is a project that had been on the back burner for a while. Rose's passing jump-started me to create the new version of Water Running Downhill! (WRDH), honoring this  wonderful, inspiring woman.

The spirit of WRDH contains passages that will speak to women of the foibles of aging, growth, joy, humor, and self-love.I hope my readers enjoy the new book, which contains reworked photos, and two new poems.

May peace be with you, and your troubles be few, and don't forget to travel at the speed of now! Here is a poem from the new edition, enjoy!



There are no

Guarantees or refunds

And no exchanges

You have to take it

As it is

A slight modification

May be possible

But, beyond that

What you see is

What you get

There may be

Surface imperfections

Due to materials used

And the contents

May have settled

During handling

But each piece is

An individually crafted

Unique work of art

A truly one of a kind

Human being


©All creative works by Joan Ellen Gage are her exclusive property, and Joan maintains the legal rights to them.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Fountain of 'Spoof'

Karen in the Fountain of 'Spoof'

Blessings, everyone!  Please enjoy the poem.


Fountain of Spoof

First come the little
“Smile” lines by the eyes.
After a while, lines deepen
And are followed by brow furrows,
Complemented with “marionette” lines
On each side of the mouth.
(I swear that is what those in the know
Are calling them!)

Our first defense consists of lotions
And creams that we literally slather
On our skin; most of these products
Don’t do much, or live up to our expectations.
I personally will attest to this; however,
I continue to try the latest and greatest
Hoping for a mini-miracle or at least
Some hint of positive progress.

I guess I’ll settle for preventive maintenance
I.E. try to stay where I’m at,
Rather than trying to reverse the
Hands of time on the 'wrinkle clock'.
We certainly need to smile more;
Nothing looks better on us.
Let’s work on keeping our chins up
Even if we have to pull 'em up and tie them there!

From the book, Water Running Downhill!

by Joan Ellen Gage