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Quadrille

  The sun rose ─ we rejoiced to see it ─ winter miseries on the way out, albeit late and slow. It didn’t get much better as the days went past. Some days hope rose with the sun. As July … Continue reading

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Hello, Goodbye

    Thankful the day’s about to end ─ goodbye to pain and irritation farewell to cold precipitation deplored in May, when leaves, new grown, pretend it’s summer. I thank the Lord the day is come to banish restless night … Continue reading

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Haiga for Celie

If you don’t know Celie and her wonderful blog at The Kitchen’s Garden, you haven’t lived. Here are two of the characters you  will find:  an anonymous piglet – those destined for the table are not named other than as … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Turgid dreams make a colourful night but at least I slept. image taken by my son, Robin James Smith A quiet week, but for the high spot on Tuesday: a lunch with four old friends at the bistro in the … Continue reading

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Six Word Saturday

It’s been a funny old week Foggy mornings and evenings with mist, low cloud and drizzle in between. Wednesday afternoon was special:  a poet friend brought another poet friend on the spur of the moment and the three of us … Continue reading

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Haibun Monday: Walking

    o Seasons are playing silly tricks on us.  I walked this path regularly last year, monitoring nature, seeking the first primroses and savouring the shapes of skeletal trees in winter.  Above you see it in full lush leaf … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Cheered by breath of summer warmth Lunch and a nap on the patio three days in a row.  Is this a record?  The network of contrails in the sky signals that holiday traffic is in full swing (see Thursday’s post). … Continue reading

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Where I Write?

Wonder-blogger Celie at the Kitchen’s Garden wants us to show our writing places.  I nearly always write in bed,  or in my armchair – my definition of laptop is something that goes on my lap. The fabric over the back of … Continue reading

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What the Trees Know for Napowrimo Day 3

The Napowrimo prompt for Day 3  asks us to read a poem “The Girl Who Feared the Wind”, which begins “The trees know” and to write a poem of our own about what the trees know. A lonning (grassy path) in … Continue reading

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Quadrille: Grin

7.30 am  today   To see the sun pop up like a jack-in-the-box from the horizon this morning makes me grin with happiness. My morning walk will be all pleasure, unencumbered by waterproofs. Wet washing can be dried outside ─ … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

Delight spreads over my weary spirit — daffodil cheer Magnolia magnificence adorns the sky— makes me happy And our neighbour has mowed his lawn.

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6-word-Saturday

Beach beckons: lunch by the sea with good friends today, though the weather is surly, decidedly unpromising. Looking back to last week’s 6-w-S there has been negative progress on the scrappy quilt project.  I added the border and assembled the … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

It’s been a week for memories

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On Days Like These

2015 has been blessed with many days like these, mild and sunlit.   On days like these happiness lingers long — with friendship fêted New friendships always greeted with joy Old friendships precious— warmth of memories Virtual friends, real in all … Continue reading

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Indolence vanquished

Indolence my enemy idleness uncreative— nothing achieved. Stirred into action by mental kick in the pants— Christmas cakes iced. The one with the unlikely green stars (the only colouring I had) is for us and the other is a gift … Continue reading

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