Sonnets from Suburbia

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A beautiful and refreshing  beach is not just about the sand and the waves, Tomatoes. This week Lady Penelope muses about nature’s messages via the beach.

On the Beach

I wonder what the ocean can instruct

To those of us who seek an answer for

Life’s mysteries or why we have been plucked

From here to there.  One craves a metaphor.

Don’t look to me, I’m trudging through the sand

The same as you, no wisdom to impart.

I’m grateful holding to another’s hand

While figuring what’s what ‘fore we depart.

My take away is truly not so gloomy,

‘t is but a moment passing in this mood.

May I suggest some poetry by Rumi,

It might alleviate thy urge to brood.

With nature’s hidden lessons out of reach,

It’s not all fun and games here at the beach.

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  • Lady Penelope

    Penny Peyser, aka “Lady Penelope” is an actress / writer / documentary filmmaker living in Los Angeles. Her sonnets have been published in Defenestration , Blood & Bourbon, Page & Spine and Chantwood Magazine among others. Highlights from her acting career include The Hot l Baltimore original production at Circle in the Square, the films All the President’s Men, The InLaws, The Frisco Kid and TV series Rich Man, Poor Man II, The Tony Randall Show, Crazy Like a Fox and Knots Landing. Please visit for all links and to learn about her documentaries Trying to Get Good and Stillpoint. And now Penny Peyser has gathered all of her sonnets into a new book, “Sonnets from Suburbia: More Candles Than Cake”. It is a work of pure genius!

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