nature, Objects, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Glory Tour (Spiritual Journey Thursday)

Welcome to Spiritual Journey (first) Thursday, February edition. Today we’re moodling on the moon. To tell you the truth, I don’t have much of a relationship with the moon. It’s beautiful, for sure. I do love to see it bulge orange and bountiful over the horizon on a clear evening. I associate moonrises with autumn… Continue reading Glory Tour (Spiritual Journey Thursday)

Christmas, Religious

An early Christmas present (Hurry to Bethlehem!)

Last November I wrote a children’s Christmas poem just for fun. It was a countdown poem, starting with ten multitudes of angels, dwindling down to the one baby in the manger. I shared it with my writing friend Laurel, who liked it. Fast forward to this fall, when Laurel took a job at our church… Continue reading An early Christmas present (Hurry to Bethlehem!)

Kids, Personal, Poetry Friday

Bear Scare

In the vintage Saskatchewan farmhouse where I grew up, a door that looked like every other in the house opened to a stairway to the basement. At the bottom of the stairs was another door to a dark and vacant cell that was once a coal chute. From somewhere I got the idea that that… Continue reading Bear Scare

nature, Poetry Friday

Farewell to Summer (Goodnight Moon)

I did it! I wrote a short poem for every day of the summer. A notebook in my Evernote app called “2017 Summer Shorts Poems” now holds 93 of this summer's daily photos and their accompanying verses. That I even completed this amazes me. But that I enjoyed it to the last day amazes even… Continue reading Farewell to Summer (Goodnight Moon)

Kids, light

Book Lover’s Day

I’m sharing another of my Summer Shorts poems today. August 9th was Book Lover’s Day. As soon as I saw that challenge on my list of Capture Your 365 prompts, I knew what my photograph would be. I pass this whimsical tree whenever I do my creek walk in the morning. He has always caught… Continue reading Book Lover’s Day

nature, Poetry Friday

Where I Stand

My summer poem project has given me a lot of joy… and it’s far from over. As I mentioned yesterday, I’m working on Summer Shorts, a project that combines my love of photography with my desire for poetry to be part of everyday life. Summer Shorts is writing a short poem a day, every day… Continue reading Where I Stand

People, Personal, Religious, Spiritual Journey Thursday

Party Hostess

Party Hostess Thinking it through and making lists to cover all the bases. Imagining each this or that and putting myself through the paces. I know I shouldn’t be uptight I tend to be a perfecter. I’d have more fun if I cut loose this fete to faith and prayer. © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly… Continue reading Party Hostess

light, Objects, Personal, Poetry Friday

Tablet Life

Tablet life Tablet life is swipable expandable and squeezable pushable and snappable all at your fingertips Clickable and searchable tap and type and drawable a workout for your head and hands but not the best for hips. © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) ************** Do you own a tablet (or smartphone—that might be… Continue reading Tablet Life

Ekphrastic, nature, People

Beijing Magpie

Beijing Magpie “May the magpie of happiness return to roost in our trees” - Chinese saying Pica pica please don’t fly away Our smoggy air is not a Four Pest ploy. For health, good fortune, wedded bliss please stay. We need your dapper black and white for joy. So you are thief, rogue, louder than… Continue reading Beijing Magpie