Two Teas for One

Alice ushered Shelley into her kitchen. “If you’d like to make some tea while you’re visiting, the tea leaves are here,” she said, opening a cupboard door. “Tea leaves?” Shelley quipped. “They’re in the canisters. The teapot and kettle are over there.” Alice pointed to them and continued, “I prefer one scoop per cup and... Continue Reading →

Idle Time

A lazy summer afternoon Spent lounging on my deck Where sheltered shadows stirred And regal petunias purred.   With languorous eyes I’d follow The twinkling dragonflies Dance a trancing tango O’er the grassy slope below.   ‘Twas delightful doing nothing - Sitting there, thoughts adrift With youthful dreams of yore And unfailing hopes restored.   ... Continue Reading →


The skies are blue this morning- A deep and delightful blue, Magical with its lucent hue Stirring my heart’s pulses anew.   Even the birds are lively After days and days of rain, Chorusing buoyant chirps and trills And flitting between trees at will.   And wafting through my window Is an ambrosial breeze Laced... Continue Reading →

Among the Firs

Among the balsam of the firs Where the sun flickers and glows, There’s a lure of old romance In which myths and legends flow.   Fancy dryad wispy whispers And fairies’ lyrical strains Enchanting us when we stroll Mossy paths made lush by rain.   Deep in the bosom of the grove Where the oldest... Continue Reading →

Dawn’s Gift of Peace

There is a magic hour When hush and stillness reign, Nature’s been wooed to sleep By the sea’s lapping waves.   Amidst this truce of dawn Nostalgia dwells in dreams, Our wild thoughts lulled to rest And idle hopes redeemed.   A lucent sapphire sky With hems of amber wine, Enchants us with a spell... Continue Reading →

Heart Flags Still Flying

Affixed discreetly to the bottom corner of my front window is a small ‘heart flag’, a Canadian flag with a heart replacing the maple leaf. Made out of paper, the colour is fading and if you look closely, you’ll notice that the tape holding it in place has been reinforced. During my community's pandemic lockdown... Continue Reading →

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