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Rain

Rain

Poetry Friday : April 21, 2017. April showers bring May flowers. RAIN Rain Fell on the roof Dripped steadily from eaves Ran in crooked courses Splattered against windows Came gushing out downspouts Upset plans –found in Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White © 2015...
Empty

Empty

00:00:00 (five minutes to write) GO Empty. So often empty precedes want, need, heartache, sorrow, barrenness, vacant, futility. A hungry child holds an empty plate. The milk jug is empty. The flour canister is empty. The cupboards are empty, bare. The gas tank is...
Putting Pen to Paper

Putting Pen to Paper

Poetry Friday : March 10, 2017. Slice of Life March Challenge. No. 10. I read the words of Mary Gordon, shared by Maria Popova. So many phrases resonated with me. They danced on the page and played like music in my mind. I wanted to capture them; I wanted to remember...
Burdensome Labor

Burdensome Labor

Poetry Friday : February 3, 2017. But the Egyptians mistreated and oppressed us, assigning us a burdensome labor. –Deuteronomy 26:6 There was a magic number– Seventy bolls make a pound, Seven thousand make a hundred. A hundred pounds of feathers, A hundred...
Vintage

Vintage

Paint to me is part of story telling, whether brush strokes on canvas, transforming walls or giving a new lease on life to a vintage beauty. Rachel Ashwell My granddaughter, a high school senior, motioned me over beside her on Sunday and complimented my outfit (made...