Poetry: Sponge Days

some days I seem to be a sponge sadly not the sea-born sort that rests now on my bathtub rim there to scrub my skin with suds then lie still again   I’m not even the kind dually designed with sides to scrub and wipe to wash the dishes and clean the counters and earn… Continue reading Poetry: Sponge Days

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Poetry: After the Snowstorm

I am walking In a pen-and-ink drawing Snow the lustrous linen paper Trees sketched neatly thereupon Sparrows stippling the space between   Then my children Dash onto the scene Coats of turquoise and coral and blue Sleds in other neon hues And brighter than all The incandescent color of laughter   Now I walk In… Continue reading Poetry: After the Snowstorm

Poetry: Autumn into Winter

Autumn into Winter When the glow of sunset gold Highlights curves of rain-damp roads When the logs lie split and seasoned In their loose-stacked rambling rows When the corn is long cut down Stalks the shade of palest bone   Then a thinner wind blows in Surges swift across bare fields Then leaves that cling… Continue reading Poetry: Autumn into Winter

Nightly Prayers

You all were so kind regarding my poem, "The Gardener," that I thought I'd share another recent piece. I hope you'll enjoy, and please feel free to share your thoughts and critiques in the comments. Nightly Prayers Kneeling by her window at night Peering upward She prays Sky so high above her Starrier the longer… Continue reading Nightly Prayers

Putting Poetry Out There: The Gardener

Instead of my usual Wednesday personal experience post, I thought I'd share a poem I wrote recently - still a personal experience, but in a much different format. This post was inspired by many bloggers who regularly put their own poetry out in cyberspace for all to read. Thanks to all of you, and I… Continue reading Putting Poetry Out There: The Gardener

Old Soul Quotes: Sea & Sand

This week's post is inspired by Savannah from Rejoicing in Hope, who requested that I find sand dollar quotes. Though I couldn't find any good ones specifically about sand dollars,  I did take her idea and run with it, to focus on sea and sand. Thank you, Savannah! How precious also are thy thoughts unto me,… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Sea & Sand

Old Soul Quotes: Sky

There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky. - Deuteronomy 33:26 The whole outlook of humankind might be changed if we could all believe that we dwell under a friendly sky and that the God of heaven, although exalted in power and… Continue reading Old Soul Quotes: Sky

Poetry from my Down East Days

Though I have lived in the landlocked Midwest for nearly twenty years, I spent the summers of my girlhood Down East, on a little island off the coast of Maine. Even after I went to college, my family and I continued to visit the island every July, and there I found lots of "scope for… Continue reading Poetry from my Down East Days