Blackbird Dawn

Winter skies, full of rain, the hush of a still daybreak. Christmas lights and garlands brighten neighbour’s gardens.   A blackbird tops the maple a robin in the birch, rivals for territory birdsong sprinkles the dawn.   Bare trees stand sentinel, limbs raised in gladness, twinkling with raindrops this soft December day.

Simple Beauty poem and garland

Instead of the traditional holly wreath to hang in the porch, a novel idea born from recycling sparked her imagination.   She gathered old decorations from dusty attic boxes, hoarded for years from fashion trendy trees, silver, gold, red and ecru appliquéd, sequined, glittered and frosted, she placed them on the kitchen table in order […]

Poetry challenge 10 words for Christmas, feel free to partake

spruce scarlet silver cinnamon cheer sparkling ornaments ribbons window lonely Unfolding Memories He carried the blue Spruce into the Living Room placed it, as always, by the window. She gathered the decorations packed away yearly in the large wicker basket, a gift from his mother that first year, a family tradition.   As each ornament […]

Lightening Patterns

Life evolves with the changing seasons.   Winter snaps the air. It cuts through November, nibbles at daylight douses it with night.   I gaze at an agitated sea beneath a twisted sky, the day thick with thunder.   I am anxious   and I am once again a little girl sheltering under a tree, […]

Depression (my first poem in 2008)

This is one of the first poems I wrote, it was a moment of desperation as I was suffering from depression. Writing has always been cathartic and is a blessing. Lump in my throat I just can’t swallow, welled up inside a cavernous hollow, can’t even speak lost, lonely and bleak.   Face swollen and […]

Maple Lane

The first frosty morning of late Autumn.   I walk the Maple lane pass sun-filled meadows silver with dew, the last russet leaves cling to near naked branches, staving off the dreaded leap to Winter.  

Tangerine Morning

Frost carpets the fields sloping to a crinkled sea, the air cotton crisp as spring leaps in.   Satin crows descend from a silver sky, squabbling, they graze on chilled dewdrops.   The sunrise, a red ribbon glow warms tall tree trunks basking in gliding light.   A flame horizon burns a candy stripe sky on […]

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