“Action!” by Shirley Ballard

the satisfaction

of the positive action

is not an easy thing…

experiencing a day

of sun, clear skies

a good phone call

to or from

is almost as

fulfilling as

as a groovy

love tryst

Shirley Ballard


(86yrs. young Miss. CA. 1944, actress

my neighbor and BFF)

© 2010

(I inspired her to start writing poetry, she hadn’t written since her husband died…that makes me so happy!) 🙂

Foto by L. K. Thayer


  1. lkthayer · December 6, 2010

    I love you Shirley…xoxo BFF Lisa 🙂

  2. Alexis Rhone Fancher · December 6, 2010

    Shirley, your wit and positive energy inform your work! I loved the last poem you published at the Juice Bar, and I love this one, too. A “groovy love tryst,” indeed! Brava! More! I want more!

    • lkthayer · December 6, 2010

      I have more from her to squeeze up my sleeve!!
      She is on a roll! 🙂
      Sent on the Now Network from my Sprint® BlackBerry

  3. Roz Levine · December 6, 2010

    Hi there, Shirley,
    You’re a natural at this! Love the clarity of your words.
    Keep on writing, poet woman!!!!

  4. paul mckay · December 6, 2010

    That’s sparkling, Shirley. You really are a natural.

  5. Lordy · December 6, 2010

    Wonderful…….So much youth on her side…86 years of it!!

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