The clouds are dusting, Their folds filled with snow. The air’s fleeced with flakes Falling silent and slow. * Like the dusting clouds I shake loose my thoughts. In the quietness of prayer, I find peace in my heart.
Silently it fell, Floating in the breeze. Swirling and twirling Like a feather, it Drifted past the tree. But it’s only July. Surely, it’s too early For any leaf to fly? With our recent heat And onset of drought, Many of the trees Have wilted their leaves. And thus it’s no surprise... Continue Reading →
Julie fingered the faded photo of her parents’ garden. She could feel the ghost of her younger self sharing secrets with the flower fairies. She saw herself doing cartwheels on the lawn and listening to the maple whisper life’s secrets in the breeze. She smiled at the memories. Life had thrown her its share of... Continue Reading →
Sitting on the back porch, Jim bit into his sandwich. “Ran into Bill this morning,” he said between chews. “He and Millie are hosting a Solstice Barbecue at their farm Saturday.” “Millie called,” Gladys added shooing away a bothersome wasp. “She told me their granddaughter had prepared invitations, calling it Granny’s Loop-de-Loop party in honor... Continue Reading →
Summer’s heat and a tumble – That’s all it took. Then a drive to emerge Where the folks were kind And I was told I’d be fine. Oh, the body’d be sore With bruises and scrapes, But the X-rays dismissed Any surgery or brace. With a tensor on my knee And instructions for care, They... Continue Reading →
Sitting outdoors, I felt the evening peace like a sweet caress settle o’re the land and sea. I do not know from whence he came – not a rustle or breeze did he create – but like the evening mist, he suddenly appeared and perched himself on the corner of my deck’s rail. Mottled brown... Continue Reading →