People, Personal, re-post

Cheerleaders (a poem for Family Day)

Today is Family Day in B.C. In the year since I first posted the poem below, we’ve discovered that our littlest granddaughter’s developmental delays are most likely caused by cerebral palsy. And so a family very precious to us is walking a new-to-them path with lots of challenges—and the sentiments expressed by little A’s grandma… Continue reading Cheerleaders (a poem for Family Day)

Poetry Friday, re-post

Curling

Curling In the hack and grip your rock crouch and graceful glide precise eyes on broom across the sheet send the stone along the ice. But you can’t hit everything— need to keep the four-rock rule. Play it cagey—make the tick learned in Weagle curling school. Skip is yelling from the house to the sweepers,… Continue reading Curling

People, Personal, re-post, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Converting to Childhood

"Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them and said, 'Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven…'" Matthew 18:2,3. When Holly, host of Spiritual Journey Thursday, mentioned that she was intending… Continue reading Converting to Childhood

Audio Reading, Personal, re-post

“Flag” on Canada Day

Today is Canada's 148th birthday. And this year our flag turns 50! I'm celebrating by reposting my poem "Flag," written a few years ago. One of Vancouver's downtown hotels sported a gigantic Canadian flag during the 2010 Olympics. It helped  foster the Canadian spirit which infected  the streets of Vancouver during those fabulous weeks. (Photo… Continue reading “Flag” on Canada Day

Audio Reading, nature, Personal, Poetry Friday, re-post

Canadian Rivers

Our poetry group is part of the Abbotsford Arts Council meet and mingle event at Mill Lake Park on Saturday afternoon. We'll even be giving a short poetry reading. Because Canada Day is just around the corner I was reminded of and have decided to read a couple of Canadian poems that I wrote a… Continue reading Canadian Rivers

nature, Poetry Friday, re-post

October Fashion

October Fashion Morning wears crisp cotton and smoky tulle woven through with gold light. North Shore mountains are sensibly dressed in darkest denim, their tops hidden, cozy under unrolling bolts of blue- and grey-tinged fleece. The park has thrown on a shawl of embroidered leaves in tangerine, scarlet, yellow wine, olive. Even dwarf cedar has… Continue reading October Fashion

nature, Personal, Poetry Friday, re-post, writing

Writing

Writing Beside the path that winds through my waking and sleeping, grow, like wild flowers, scenes, insights, connections. Some days I am too rushed or distracted to see. On others I am wiser, live with the perception that gathers a bouquet, chooses one or two to press between the covers of a book. © 2004… Continue reading Writing

Christmas, Poetry Friday, re-post, Religious

Guided

Guided When confluence in the heavens shone brighter than any illuminated text they high-fived, then headed to the mall for myrrh and frankincense stopped by the bank for gold. Whenever, on that dusty trek needles of sand attacked camels were crabby thighs chafed, tailbones ached eyes rose again to blue-white beam that drew them like… Continue reading Guided

Christmas, Poetry Friday, re-post, Religious

Two poems about Christmas

Two poems about Christmas i this is a poem about the last page a poem about feeling panicked a poem about lists this is a poem about shopping and tired feet about choosing the right card then signing your name 47 times a poem about wrapping paper, tape and ribbon this is a poem about… Continue reading Two poems about Christmas

Poetry Friday, re-post, writing

The Alchemy of Poetry

The Alchemy of Poetry Position the inert element (any prompt will do) into the beaker of an empty page and bathe in the acid of a long stare. Placing vessel over the flame of thought heat until surface softens and breaks into fault lines. With any writing instrument organize component parts into webs and lists.… Continue reading The Alchemy of Poetry