One can look back over a year in many ways. Today we'll do it with candy. This little poem not only looks at the various types of candy with which we commemorate the year's special days but also lists some of my candy memories from childhood, young adulthood, mom-of-young kids years, to current candy temptations.… Continue reading A Candy Year
Guided When confluence in the heavensshone brighter than any illuminated textthey high-fived, then headedto the mall for myrrh and frankincensestopped by the bank for gold. Whenever, on that dusty trekneedles of sand attackedcamels were crabbythighs chafed, tailbones achedeyes rose again to blue-white beamwhich drew them like a magnet. In Jerusalem when no one knewabout an… Continue reading Guided
Shopping the Sales (and “Disappointment” – poem)
It seems the weekend of American Thanksgiving has taken on a special place in our North American economy with its accompanying sales. "Black Friday" is no longer one day but has morphed into a shopping monster that lasts a whole month, surely all the days following the Friday after US Thanksgiving. (I just got a… Continue reading Shopping the Sales (and “Disappointment” – poem)
What is this light?
We have a paperbark maple tree in the back yard which is always tardy--the last to green up in the spring and the last to glow red in the fall. In fact today it is still green, though that green fades a little more each day. I have photographed it in its last blush through… Continue reading What is this light?
A day of remembrance
Poppies - Photo © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly In Flanders FieldsBy John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and… Continue reading A day of remembrance
Fall is the season of delicious new-crop apples. We're working on a bag of this year's Spartans--crisp, juicy, sweet-and-sour… so good! Today, a couple of apple poems to celebrate this delicious fall fruit. Apple Collection Because they come in wood, brass, marbleclocks, tiles and trivets Because their roundness pleasestheir coats of red, yellow, green and… Continue reading Apples
Autumn on my mind
Today is the first day of fall. How quickly the summer sped by! The changing of the season along with the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth and others among my family and acquaintances is on my mind as I post today’s blog of two poems from the archives. Autumn Foliage - © 2022 - V.… Continue reading Autumn on my mind
Trespassing on the Mount of Olives by Brad Davis – review
“Though I have never been to Mount Olive, New Jersey,I have spent years of my reading life on the Mount of Olives,trespassing, looking for a brown-skinned teacher…” writes Brad Davis in his book’s title poem, “Trespassing on the Mount of Olives.”* The poem summarizes well the quest which Davis shares with us in the collection… Continue reading Trespassing on the Mount of Olives by Brad Davis – review
September Sunflowers Slowly the days have been getting shorter, the nights coming on sooner. Though our August went out in a heat wave with balmy temperatures morning to night, this first week of September the mornings have been positively chilly. Yesterday on our pre-breakfast walk, both hubby and I wore gloves to ward off the… Continue reading Seasonal Junction
Walk the Beach
Are you taking some beach time this summer? For us It looks like actual time on the beach will be rare. And so I go there vicariously. Last week I dug out a beach photo I took on our Salt Spring Island vacation in 2012 and did a painting. I could almost smell the ocean… Continue reading Walk the Beach