Welcome to The Danforth Anchor

I am no relation to the inventors of the actual Danforth Anchor, but on the day I put up my first post in this on-line publication, I learned a little about them.  They were yachtsmen from San Francisco, who designed the anchor to work well in the sandy floors common to the waters around here in the Bay Area. My name is Danforth, and like the Danforth Anchor, I was also born in San Francisco.

Though I am not a sailor, my writing anchors me as I “sail” through life, offering a respite from rough waters or just from having been sailing for too long at a stretch.  My hope is that you, my dear reader, will find something here that brings you a perspective that helps you take time out and check your bearings, so that you can move forward with greater vision and understanding in whatever direction you want to go.

15 Responses to Welcome to The Danforth Anchor

  1. Amy Venn Lourenco says:

    I don’t believe it was an accident that you sent me this link. What a beautiful thing you have here, Elaine! I look forward to reading more. Thank you.
    Your Faithful Accompanist,

  2. Sally Craig says:

    Thank you for sharing Elaine! I couldn’t stop at just the one you sent me to read. I had to read all of them. I’m glad I stopped long enough to do so. You are gifted and inspired me.
    Magical Blessings to you! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

    • Thank you, Sally for taking the time to read my work and for the nice things you have to say about it. I would so much have liked for you to have been there in November when I read “The Essence” for graduation. I have not been doing readings regularly for a long while, so it was a rare opportunity, and I am glad you now have at least been able to share in the piece I read by reading it for yourself, and get a sense of my other work.


  3. poetryroad says:

    Though I am not a sailor, my writing anchors me as I “sail” through life

    This line is proof of the excellence in your writing! Many people need something to help them navigate this big old world of ours and I am glad to hear a person say that for them it is writing, I feel the same way!!

    Great site!

    • Thank you, Poetry Road, for visiting my blog again & letting me know what struck you about my Welcome page. For, me, as well, it is good to catch wind of another kindred spirit using writing as an anchor. I appreciate your praise.

  4. neelthemuse says:

    Hope you sail through life’s meanderings smoothly! I like the idea of moving forward that you share……poetry is all about journey…

  5. pure2core says:

    Lovely introduction…I am fortunate enough to get acquainted to you…hope to read your posts hereafter…Thank you for visiting and commenting my post…

  6. Shadiatique says:

    Lovely way to describe your self. I hope you sail through life, experience and share with all the time.


  7. fivereflections says:

    hello – you asked a question about my Haiku Header Numbers…
    they represent year/month/day 🙂

    David in Maine USA

    • Oh, Thanks David–
      No wonder no one asked– it was too obvious! I actually know about naming files in that way, but I never do it, despite the good advice to do so. 🙂

  8. Hi Elaine, thought I’d drop by and say hello by way of reciprocation of your visits to Words Asunder…. and I’m glad I did! You have some nice things going on here 🙂

  9. Laurent says:

    What you write is full of hope. Please continue with happiness and joy ! Namaste !

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