What are Ozlandish Writings?

From July 2010 to December 2014 we ran OZLAND PICTURE STORIES as described below. Sadly though the number of writers reduced over the years and we decided to call it a day. We leave these as a record of the good times we had.

Are "You" ready to challenge your writing skills? Then participate in our OZLAND Picture Stories writing series at The Ozland Art Gallery.

Each month a new picture will be picked, from our OZLAND Artist of the Month collection, with different themes. Your goal is to write a 500-1000 word... poem... essay... or story about the picture picked. This is a chance for you to challenge your writing skills each month. Story can be written in ANY genre... sci fi... romance... ghost... fantasy... fiction... non-fiction... biography... mystery... historical... whatever your writing genre... feel free to experiment. Send your writing inworld to Sven Pertelson as a notecard to have it included on the web site. We meet at the The Ozland Art Gallery each Wednesday at Noon and 6pm SLT to read the latest submissions on voice. More Information

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Memories of a song - by Sven Pertelson

Late, in a dark night,
Sleep eludes me.
Tears come unbidden,
Thoughts of happier times.

Safe, in my childhood bed.
Mother, singing softly.
No worries, no fears.
Drifting into innocent sleep.

Mother, only a memory now,
But her love still endures.
I quiet my own children,
Same tune, same words.

Passing on the song,
Parent to child.
Through the long years,
Love in each line and verse.

The song in my head
Works its old magic.
Dreams come at last,
The child in me can play.

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