Home and the Surrounding Territory

Home and the Surrounding Territory

by Blythe Ayne


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When you have two homes that you love, you’re always missing the other one. Reflections and photographs about home, the other home, and the travel and the people in each and in-between.

Poetry and images by poet, short story writer, novelist, and artist, Blythe Ayne, reflecting on the subject of having two homes in far flung locations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982783504
Publisher: Emerson & Tilman, Publishers
Publication date: 06/22/2017
Pages: 132
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Dr. Blythe Ayne lives on ten acres of forest in Washington state, writing and caring for the flora and fauna. A psychotherapist in private practice for over 20 years, she now lectures and teaches on the subjects of self-fulfillment, meditation techniques, and healthy body, mind and soul. She also teaches creative writing and has been published in excess of a thousand fiction and nonfiction, online and print, venues under her name, pen names, and ghost writings. She has received numerous writing awards and grants, including the PEN Syndicated Fiction project, SFPA award, CCLM grants, National Endowment for the Arts grants, and others.

Table of Contents



Crow Crop Circles 9

Nebraska 11

My Linden trees sing 14

My Friend 15

Bird music windsong 17

Making Bread 18

Spring 19

One More Time 20

Where 22


Summer-Spring Dreams 25

Letting Fish Go 26

Cottonwood leaves shine 27

Cloud Shadow 29

Small waves paddling 30

Peace.... 31

Farm Girl 32

Sun Storm 34

Sunflower Seeds 35

Wide Missouri hums 36

What Trains Knew 39

Nebraska State Fair 41

Summer to Fall Equinox 42


The Poppies 45

Trip 47

Solace 49

Softly like cat paws 50

Three Lindens 52

The Midget Goat 53

Good Luck Penny 55

Soggy leaves on trees 56

The Water A Gray Plaid 58

Autumn came last night 59

Far away chimes plead 60


Frozen winter lake 63

Anele 64

Tight As Bones 66

The Old Professor 67

You And I 70

Snow Cloak 73

Watercolor Landscape 74

Grandma Lehman 77

Transport 78

Monday Morning Laundromat 79

Haunting My Own House 81

The Surrounding Territory

Kimberly, British Columbia 85

Prism View 87

The Stairs In The Sky 88

Conveyor 90

One-Tribe 91

Eucalyptus Branches 94

Europe Hitch 95

It’s a short dream to Calcutta 96

The 707 98

“She Created A Monster” 99

Driving Across Texas In An Ice Storm 100

Moose Jaw 102

Tying East To West 105

London To Mission Viejo 107

San Francisco 108

Legend 110

Cruise to Belize 111

Far away from home 114

Nova Scotia 116

If Wishes Were Camels 117

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