Category: Encouragement

sunrise sun

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sunrise sun
through small spaces
in the clouds
how new dreams
may begin

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The poem is from today’s sky, and the photo by Karl is from May 2011.  I have many ideas for new projects.  One is a calendar of poems and photos, perhaps for next year.  Another is a large print chapbook with my short poems about reading, along with photos.

A book from my Easter site is in-progress, which means I am rereading and remembering the posts, and hope to begin with a manuscript in February.

Small steps over time . . .

During The Time

during the time
when I was unwell
and there were
many deaths
in the family
the night sky
and I became
good friends

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts:
all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.

Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime,
and in the night his song shall be with me,
and my prayer unto the God of my life.

Psalm 42: 7-8 (KJV)

Saturday afternoon

Today Karl and I finished the manuscript for the large print book, from Quiet Christmas Poetry.  Next week we’ll meet with a local printer.

We’ve had nights below freezing here.  Quiet beauty.  The days grow short.

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I share this poem each year – my Thanksgiving poem.

November Wisconsin countryside
Bare trees elegant against the sky
Colors in the landscape muted now
October’s glory is gone
And love grows eternally

Published in SMILE (Fall/Winter, 2008 – 2009).

Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus
in new fall sun
seems to receive
the light

with gratitude

if it does not
bloom again
this year

as so many years

these new
green leaves
are more
than enough