Category Archives: poem

“Somerset:  A Time to Love”, Ch. 26 (PG-13, D):  Hope,  December 28, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1130)

(“Somerset:  A Time to Love” is an original contemporary romance copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace, 2017;  All rights reserved)  [(1) story cover, left] Author’s Dramatic Content Note:  I write romantic love stories for adults, aged 18 and older.  So most of … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving in 2017!  November 23, 2017  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1118)

Thanksgiving—either the holiday observance (below) or the act of being thankful—can mean different things to different people.  It’s all in the perspective. Some love to find humor and remembrance where they can in the holiday that usually involves ingesting foods … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the U.S. Administration Ban Affecting Refugees and Immigrants Entering the U.S. this Weekend,     January 29, 2017 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #1035)

I truly believe that if you plant the seed of helping others when a person is young—by participating in fundraisers like “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” that benefited children around the world, which was popular when I was a kid, … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday:  Valentine’s Day–“Love is …” February 14, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #873)

Today, Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love.  And to start us off, I’m sharing my newly created 2016 Richard Armitage Valentine wallpaper (below).  I hope that you enjoy it. When we are little children, love is simple—milk and cookies, our warm … Continue reading

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Guy Day Friday: A Poetry Ficlet “Sir Guy’s Wintry Musings”, November 20, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #830)

“Sir Guy’s Wintry Musings” A poetry ficlet by Gratiana Lovelace, 2015 Patience. Not one of my virtues, if I had any virtues. And the damp chill of new fallen snow surrounding our cottage provides me with a much needed distraction … Continue reading

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Fun Day Sunday: Look Back, Look Back at Smouldering Thorin, and Looking Ahead for Richard Armitage, April 26, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #736)

Look back, look back at talented British actor Richard Armitage as the smouldering Thorin Oakenshield in this really lovely Ann Boudreau (Thanks!) Thorin and Key to Erebor wallpaper: To think that for four long years–starting when Richard Armitage was announced … Continue reading

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Richard Armitage as a Giddily Funny and Tenderly Passionate Man, February 11, 2015 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #701)

I’m a funny girl–or so I’m told. But there is one in whom I find endless delight in his humor–apart from my husband, that is, Ha!– the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage. And humor by men has its own … Continue reading

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Saturday Serenity Prayer, September 06, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #631)

  Serenity Prayer graphic was found here.

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In Memoriam: Dr. Maya Angelou, Her “Woman Work” is Done, May 29, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #573)

Poet, author, educator, humanitarian, and leader, Dr. Maya Angelou (image right) passed on yesterday, May 28th, 2014.  She was a great great lady and inspiration to millions of individuals. Her loss will be keenly felt by many, including me. I … Continue reading

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“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 43 (PG-13): Baird Ogilvy Seeks to Win Back his Fiona, Part 2, April 02, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #541)

“N&S: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 43 (PG-13):  Baird Ogilvy Seeks to Win Back his Fiona, Part 2, April 02, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #541) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth … Continue reading

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“North & South: John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 31 (PG-13): Love, Tenderness, Patience, and Compassion, February 17, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #518)

“North & South:  John Thornton, Love Lessons”, Ch. 31 (PG-13): Love, Tenderness, Patience, and Compassion,   February 17, 2014  Gratiana Lovelace  (Post #518) (An original fan fiction copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace;   All rights reserved; Based on the Elizabeth Gaskell novel, North … Continue reading

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Sexy SatuRdAy: Richard Armitage Winter Haiku & Accompanying Graphic, February 1, 2014 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #510)

On a snowy cold wintery weekend needing some heat (*wink*), I share a graphic and a short poem about a tall man whom we all so admire, Richard Armitage. Richard Armitage: Winter Haiku by Gratiana Lovelace, 2014 Lion in Winter, … Continue reading

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Honoring President Nelson Mandela’s Passing as the World Mourns, December 5, 2013 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #479)

This man of peace healed his nation of South Africa–and he was an example of courage, conviction, and conscience to us all. Peoples around the world mourn his passing today. Rest in peace, President Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013). (Image … Continue reading

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Thorin Thursday TheRApy: Happy Thanksgiving! 11/22/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #310)

As some of you know from Twitter (@GratianaL) or Facebook this week, I developed bronchitis last weekend and I have been battling trying to get well.  So I have been quite wiped out physically as I employ antibiotics, breathing treatments, … Continue reading

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“Seeing Beauty”, Ch. 28: The Engagement Party (Part 2, More Party Guests Arrive), 10/15/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #289)

“Seeing Beauty”, Ch. 28:  The Engagement Party (Part 2, More Party Guests Arrive), 10/15/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #289) An Original Story Copyrighted by Gratiana Lovelace (All rights reserved) [(1) “Seeing Beauty” story logo, left] [From time to time, I will … Continue reading

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Surrender My Heart (a poem), 10/03/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #283)

Surrender My Heart (a poem), 10/03/12 Gratiana Lovelace I find it is no use. My thoughts will not be suppressed, However much my wants and needs must be left unfulfilled. My heart yearns for you, Your voice, your gaze, your … Continue reading

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Lucas Tuesday: An Incandescent Happiness (poem), 9/18/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #273)

In this scene from the BBC show Spooks (Series 9, episode 4 in 2010), Master Spy Lucas North/John Bateman has just told  his long lost love Dr. Maya Lahan that there is nothing standing in their way of being together.  … Continue reading

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In Remembrance, 9/11/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #267)

It crept up on me–September 11th.  But for a dear friend gently reminding me, I might have gone about my day as usual–swimming, working, writing, puppy and husband wrangling, etc.  Sometimes it seems like I have too much on my … Continue reading

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“41st Birthday Greetings to Richard Crispin Armitage at the Start of KRA 2012 (poem)”, 8/22/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #255)

   Dear Richard, It is my humble task, to offer you initial greetings on this your 41st Birthday, On behalf of your many fans—and especially, the bloggers of 2012 KRA. The KRA initiative is comprised of fans supporting your goal … Continue reading

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“Sir Guy: Pure Poetry in Leather”, a poem by Gratiana Lovelace, 8/04/12 (Post #244)

A tousled mane of black curls tickling his neck crown Sir Guy’s  noble head. His brow knits in longing for his heart’s fulfillment–for a feckless woman child fool, but he loves her still. Guy’s twin azure blue pools of smouldering … Continue reading

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“Melissa the Mouse: Faerie Tails”, 7/22/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #236)

My name is Melissa, a mousetess and a lady mouse to one and all. You see, poetry is my metier, I hear its clarion call. Now if you think that verse, for one so small as I is quite absurd, … Continue reading

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“As Beautiful a Spring Day as I Will Ever See”, a poem by our doggie Sophie, 5/18/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #188)

Mama came home early today, Thursday–well before lunch–and she let Max and I/Sophie into the backyard to run and play in the tall green grass. She must have known that the bright sunny day and cool breezes beckoned to me. … Continue reading

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“Imaginings of My Love Margaret, by Her John” (a poem), 4/18/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #168)

“Imaginings of My Love Margaret, by Her John” (a poem), 4/18/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #168) I see her across the crowded parlor of my home. She is a vision of beauty and grace. The flickering candles bow to her as … Continue reading

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“F3: MTM Wishing RA Many Good Cheeses (A poem)”, 3/18/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #150e)

We are in Day Seven of the FanstRAvaganza 3 in THE FANFIC tagteam chain!   If you missed Day Six, please check out the posts at The Armitage Effect (http://thearmitageeffect.wordpress.com/ ) and Cerridwen Speaks (http://cerridwenspeaks.blogspot.com  ), *** For those of you … Continue reading

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“Thorin the Orcrist Wielding Heir of Durin” (a song parody), 3/08/12 Gratiana Lovelace (Post #146)

Today is what I dubbed “Thorin Thursday” a while back–I like alliteration.  So, occasionally, I’ll post on a Thursday about some aspect of The Hobbit [(1) right] films–even though I’m trying to stick to a Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday post … Continue reading

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