Though it’s only mid-February, today the sun is out and the temperature has risen to double-digits. Better yet, the crocuses have come up in the park! I was going through old files earlier this week and came across some of the poems I wrote years ago. “Calendar” is one which seems perfect to share on… Continue reading Calendar
Did you know that practically every day of the year is a celebration of a cause, or society segment, or historical event, or something? Check out Brownielocks.com for lists of celebrations that range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Last Friday (October 1), for example, was International Day of Older Persons. Today (October 6) or… Continue reading Random act of poetry–on Aging
He is risen! He is risen indeed! This is how Christians around the world greet each other on the day we celebrate Jesus' resurrection from the dead, in western Christianity Easter Sunday. One last duo from Laurel and me, for this special day. I sent her the painting, she wrote the haiku. "Joy" - by… Continue reading Resurrection!
Summer. Even saying the word makes me feel good. I think the magic of this season is so much a part me because of the rhythms of school ingrained from childhood. From my earliest memories it has always been ten months of school (September to June), two months of summer holidays (July and August)—the standard… Continue reading “Summer” and “read” are synonyms (Spiritual Journey Thursday)
Welcome to Spiritual Journey (first) Thursday, hosted here today. This month we’re exploring the topic “special days.” Following my thoughts, below, is a widget where you can leave the link to your post. Somebody's turning seven! (Photo © 2018 by V. Nesdoly) The look on the face of my four-year-old granddaughter—of excitement, anticipation, I’m-ready-for-the-spotlight—said it… Continue reading Special Day (Spiritual Journey Thursday)
Pine boughs mittened, each finger cuddled in quilted fleece. © 2018 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) This morning we awoke to a winter wonderland! The Capture Your 365 prompt today was “Prompt Free.” How convenient-- a perfect invite to capture the snow on a crystalline morning.
A Hobby My pencil has begun to tell simple stories © 2018 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) (“A Hobby” was the photo prompt for Feb. 13, from Capture Your 365 [#CY365] February list.) And the finished piece inspired by the Matt Tommey’s 30-day Art Challenge (of which I've done a mere four so far)… Continue reading A Hobby
I have returned to an old habit—following the Capture Your 365 daily photo prompt challenge (#CY365), and pairing the photos with a few lines. I'm finding it’s really quite doable if I keep up with it. So, without ado, here are some of this week’s captures: Last Saturday’s prompt was WITH WORDS. Here is the… Continue reading A January week
First of all, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my American friends! On December 11th last year, an apartment complex that I pass on one of my walking routes burned. It wasn’t totally destroyed but has been unliveable these many months as it’s being repaired. Though it's not the most beautiful subject, there is something compelling about… Continue reading Layered deconstruction
I wasn’t going to join in on Poetry Friday today, then went to Linda’s roundup, found her post on Adelaide Crapsey and the cinquain form, and decided to put something up after all. The cinquain is one of the short forms I’ve written in when composing poems in response to the daily photography prompts I’ve… Continue reading Five Cinquains