About The Author

Dear Reader,

Think of me as just a writer – no name, no place, no label – other than the one that your brain attaches to certain words and phrases as you read. Allow your own mind to create the “About” details which, after all, introduce only a thin facade of the author.

By leaving personal details out of this box, I release any urge to control your impressions regarding who or what I am.  I hope instead, that you will engage in the creative act of reading as much as I do the writing. Your mindful comments will become part of the whole exploration, so that we may exist in this moment together while yet apart.  The writing then transforms simple words into acts of expression and hopefully, inspiration.  Feel free to leave comments; I will write back and read your work as well.  Thank you!

Your friend,

Broken Pen Writer

Photo courtesy of Farley


45 responses to “About The Author

  1. you are a spirit, or a poet in magical place…

    well, I used to be like you in the beginning as well,
    we share common interest in poetry, others do not matter,
    age, race, gender, or physical appearance is non sense when it comes to blogging friendships ….
    I blog for fun, not to find date or mate, thus I agree with you here.

    • julie

      i was looking today at old writings and i found myself impossibly moved by your comment next to my open letter tot he perp on pomotion i am in the middle of arranging final details for an international womens day celebration at sisters of the road cafe (march 8th 5-8pm) and i was wondering if i could put this up on the wall next to that poem as it would encourage healthy conversations around that issue and says it in a profoundly powerful way- hope to hear from you and all good things to yourself its easier to reach me at julie@sistersoftheroad.org

      I love this – strong and righteous, these words shout, absolved of guilt or remorse from the sin they put us in when defiled by him – I feel the soul, tempered by courage of others holding up, supporting when victims can’t stand on their own strength anymore – like swords these words of pride cut the opressor open… these words of women

  2. you may be a christmas tree, for i have a few things to hang on you…
    thoughtful, caring of your language , and poet
    being but three

    • Thank you primate poet; I will hang the baubels between two golden words that dangle from strings: curiosity and gratitude. And I send you two in return – erudite and layered – to hang or to hide – but not to ignore.

  3. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/happy-birthday-2-lisa-plus-happy-belated/

    Help visit 5 to 10 poets from the list to wish them Happy (Belated) Birthday,

    take the butterfly award,
    share with 1 to 10 friends…

  4. I’m honoured to consider you a friend on this creative journey!

    Check out my awards page! You deserve the accolades there!

  5. I am so pleased to have been nominated for the Perfect poet award!…so with pleasure I nominate you as one of the next Perfect Poets!

  6. Greetings! I have added you to my blogroll…If that is not cool with you let me know, otherwise, I’m excited to share this poetic journey with you!

    Later skater!

  7. Chloe

    Hi there -thanks so much for your recent visits to my blog and for your much appreciated comments. I justwanted to let you know that I have added you to my blogroll – known as “Circle of Friends”.

    Many thanks, Chloe 😀 xx

    • Annie, thanks so much for the thought. I’ll pass this one up, if you don’t mind. For me the most valuable compliment is critical feedback, kind comments, exchange of ideas and encouragment. Any time you’re dishing those out, I’m here, ready to fill my arms. Your thoughts and action have touched my heart. Thank you.

  8. i have to admit – i am curious who you are – but you won’t tell us much…
    i love your writing style and i appreciate your comments – they are always very insightful and you seem to have a lot of knowledge about poetry and writing. they speak of substance and years of experience – just wanted to tell you – and say thanks

    • Thank you Claudia, for such a warm and thoughtful comment. It was really lovely of you to write such kind words.
      I enjoy reading your work because you are a serious writer and a gifted thinker – mindful, not ordinary.

  9. Hi, Mystery Lady with the wonderfully outrageous sense of humor. I came, I discovered, I liked, and I signed up for updates. I’m glad to have found you. I’ll be back!

    P.S. The picture of the boy and his dog saying their evening prayers was priceless.

    • Thanks, Pattiken! That photo was the son of a lady I worked with. I’ve had it for several years, and suddenly my experience with rescuing dogs seemed to make the photo speak. Hence the poem result. So glad you love the humor – I’ve enjoyed your blog immensely as well.

  10. Perhaps your anonymity adds to the allure of your poetry. I’ve subscribed and look forward to reading more of your poetry.

    • Thank you once again for your support. I’m so glad you enjoy my playground; you’re most welcome to visit any time. I will disappear for five weeks after today, since I’m writing a book and have a Jan 31st deadline. After today, it’s work, work, work. Yeay!!! In Feb I’ll return to my writer friends and soak up all your writings.

  11. And Sunday I’m leaving for my desert retreat to revise my novel…but I still have to play a bit with poetry. Good luck bpw! I hope you meet your deadline and enjoy the process.

  12. Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in this beautiful blog.

    I write under the pseudonym of Josè Pascal (a descendant of the great Colonel Aureliano Buendía).

    I invite you to visit my italian writing blog parolesemplici.wordpress.com. I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin” box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories. ”

    If you want to participate and to have more informations send me a letter to inparolesempli@gmail.com

    Good life and I hope to soon

    • Muchas gracias, Jose. No escribo o leo en espanol y no mucho hablando. It has been many years since my Spanish classes and I haven’t had practice, so I am embarrassed by my lack of knowledge of your beautiful language. Thank you so much for your kind remarks. I had a quick visit to your blog and am very intrigued – you have created a worldly atmosphere that is inclusive and inviting. Perhaps this will inspire me to study Spanish again so I can read your beautiful thoughts too. For the moment I am working 14-hour days to complete a manuscript by the publisher’s Jan 31st deadline, so I have not been playing on my blog or reading others’ work. After February, I hope to get back. Maybe then I’ll take you up on your offer. I wonder if I could write a poem in Spanish! It certainly would be fun to try. Then you could tell me if it sounds good, bad or ridiculous. 🙂

  13. I am thrilled you found my blog because now I get to enjoy yours.

  14. Soul sister mine, what can I say?
    May the stars bless your nights
    And the blooms brighten your days.

    You hold our hands and take us away
    To show us the many wonders
    In Nature’s array.

    Your poems are like prayers
    Words like a soothing salve
    Healing our mind’s layers.

    And when your thoughts you bare
    We readers see a face
    Filled with love and care.

    • Oh Nadire,
      I’m at a loss for words to reply to your beautiful gift – it brings tears to my eyes. Thank you dear friend,
      Tonight when I dream, my soul will travel towards the east; when you see the dragonfly, you’ll know I’m with you.

  15. Hi 🙂

    I remember you used to stop by my blog once in a while with the Poetry Rally, and you always had such wonderful comments. Not to mention your writings are just fantastic.

    I was tagged in a question/answer type of post, and I was supposed to tag a few other bloggers. I tagged you, here’s the post: http://cursemymetalbody.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/ive-been-tagged/

    Hope you’re interested!

    • Cherlyn, thanks so much for your lovely comments and support. I have been working on several writing projects with deadlines, hence no time for brokenpen. So sorry! Perhaps this week I’ll get a new poem posted. I began writing one last month and never finished it. The interview sounds great… but not enough time to think and respond. Please forgive?

      Thank you. Keep writing. Blessings,


      • That’s understandable – there’s no need to apologize and therefore no need for me to forgive 🙂 Time is precious, and I can absolutely understand that.

        All I hope is that you keep writing because you are amazing at it!

  16. fivereflections

    hello – nice to meet you!

    David in Maine USA

  17. Hi
    Really nice blog you’ve got here, though it’s the first time I’ve come here, I think its a really wonderful area of your creations. I didn’t write for a long time and now you made me want to write again! 🙂

    • Thank you Gaurang. I am so delighted to hear you have been inspired to write. This is good. Be creative, love and enjoy the whole experience of expressing what is in your heart – it is what we were made for.

  18. jmchri13

    Thanks a lot for deciding to follow my blog-stop in any time. And I knew when I saw your Freshly Pressed Annie Dillard post, I would probably end up following your blog as well. I haven’t read too much of your work, but from what I’ve gleaned, you seem to be a nature writer, so I will definitely read more. (I’ve had trouble finding good nature writing blogs).

  19. Dear Nature Sister,
    I believe nothing is coincidence, and I feel blessed today that I found your words. I will stop by again to revisit your blog on a regular basis. Just the nature of the few posts I’ve seen bring me peace.
    Blessings ❤

    • It’s good to know when we touch people at soul or heart level. It is equivalent to putting on a high-beam smile for a stranger who then looks back and breaks out grinning. Thank you for your kind words.

  20. Merryn

    I liked your comment on JM Christensen’s page so much that I just had to follow your blog and see what it’s about 🙂

  21. I came here to peek and what a great way to be set free. I love what you said in a comment here about how words heal!!!! So many times, we’ve thought of them as things that can destroy, like bullets.
    I agree! I try to use my words as affirmations but I also know that I have used them negatively. Much better as healers!
    Glad you found me! I am enjoying the ride!

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