nature, Poetry

Progress of Spring

Progress of Spring Snowdropsbirthed in winter driftssleep under hibernating treespure and white. Snowdrops. Crocusestoddler flower girlsdowny arms raised high,present mauve, yellow, white nosegays to the sun. Crocuses Daffodilschildren—stocky, solid, and beautifulheads down, concentrateon standing straight. Daffodils Salmonberrieswhimsical young loners and dreamerslight out-of-the-way places.with stained-glass lamp shades Salmonberry Blossoms Trilliumtrinity of puritystirs with the clear voiceof… Continue reading Progress of Spring

Personal, Poetry, re-post

Tulip Festival

Some years ago some very lucky Abbotsford BC fields were transformed for a few weeks in April by tulips. The Abbotsford Tulip Festival went on for a few years, history now I'm afraid, due to the pandemic and the devastating November 2021 floods in the Fraser Valley. But I have memories and a poem composed… Continue reading Tulip Festival

art, Form poems, Pantoum, Poetry, re-post

Calendar

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

Bible journaling

Clothed with gladness #Biblejournaling

“You have turned for me my mourning into dancing. You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.” Psalm 30:11   This little doodle was inspired from reading Psalm 31 in my quiet time. It seems like the perfect way to welcome the first days of spring. But what if it isn't spring-like… Continue reading Clothed with gladness #Biblejournaling

#CY365 Photo-Poem Series, nature

Challenges & a few PINK poems

I love challenges. I find myself eagerly jumping in to writing and art challenges of all kinds. Keeping up with them is another thing though! This year my one-little-word is FOCUS, I’m trying to put it into practice by actually imposing some focus on my life. One area of focus is to eliminate some of… Continue reading Challenges & a few PINK poems

Haiga, Haiku, Poems by others, Poetry Friday

Shannon Falls Haiga

My sister takes amazing nature photographs. When I saw these on her Facebook profile yesterday, complete with haiku she’d written (her first she says), I told her she should write more and my thought was, I’ve got to share these with other lovers of nature and poetry. Poetry Friday is the perfect place. So here… Continue reading Shannon Falls Haiga

nature, Objects, Personal

Spring Collection

Spring Collection Polka dots, ruffles salmon pink haute couture let’s hear it for Rhodos sweet, classic, demure, © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All Rights Reserved) ************ Prompt - Inspiration: Around this time of year, the rhododendrons start opening in all their glory around here. This carries on through May. This April 2014 poem was inspired… Continue reading Spring Collection

Form poems, Haiku, nature

Cattails

fluffy, pale, shapeless with just a hint of young self cattails in old age © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) ************** Prompt - Inspiration This haiku was inspired by the photo taken on a walk in March 2015. ~*~*~*~*~ This April I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by posting some not-as-yet published poems from… Continue reading Cattails

Haiku, nature, Personal

carpet

ground cover carpet fit for royalty purple periwinkle © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved) ************** Prompt - Inspiration A walk outside in spring is always inspiring! ~*~*~*~*~ This April I’m celebrating National Poetry Month by posting some not-as-yet published poems from my files, along with what inspired them. If the prompt inspires you… Continue reading carpet