blogger, heart, life, love, poetry, writing

The Nest

The nest loosened from the crutch of a branch, sailed on the back of a gust, to land upon the boulevard. Far from the tree, it lay empty, in a discarded heap.   A hammering wind pounded at the city’s core, splitting and tossing everything that wasn’t nailed down. Sheltered inside her home, a woman […]

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fiction, heart, hope, humanity, life lesson, love, short story

To Linger

  Grace lifted the lingering snow-globe, the last of the holiday decorations. She hesitated to put this one away. Safe underneath a cloche of glass, the miniature scene bespoke coveted memories. Be careful, they whispered. With a gentle shake of her wrist, tiny flakes began to tumble over the glimmering steeple. The tall structure sparkled […]

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author, friendship, gratitude, heart, humanity, love, memoir, positivity, spring

Gratitude

Gratitude. Years ago a thoughtful neighbour brought me a clump of peony roots, dug from her colourful garden, divided for another.  On a walk, I pause to admire the show of beauty blooming so splendidly in her garden.  My eyes covet the peonies, the genus Paeonia, buds wrapped tight, stalks gently holding the shy, unfurling […]

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author, compassion, family, heart, love, memoir, mother, positivity, reading, short story, writing

Cashmere

Cashmere Cashmere, the mention alone, beautiful to speech.  Cashmere, pronouncing it, the syllables, smooth, clear, luxurious, as the unit of spoken language rolls off the tongue. Cashmere.  Cashmere. Cashmere. Say it; repeat it for surely, you will fall captive under its spoken spell. A fine textured fiber, light, strong, and soft, shorn goat’s hair.  A […]

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