Category: Grief

three short poems

These are poems from the archives to follow Gardens, Time, Lessons.

tree branches
bowed to the ground
seemingly half-broken
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers

different shapes
of the rose bush
and lilacs in the yard
they grew towards
the light

beginning
in the area
where we had
to take a tree down
new peony leaves

Music Note

HELEN JANE LONG Live at St James’s London is a beautiful concert (BLE Records, United Kingdom). The music was composed and arranged by Helen Jane Long, and performed by Helen Jane Long and The London Players in 2015. I had not listened for a time, so the music is both familiar and new.

plants grow

plants grow
in the gardens
gifts from those
who were here before
and bless today

Memorial Day 2022

late May garden

These are poems from May posts last year, that seem to work well in one post this morning.

Yesterday, we saw that the new lilies Karl planted last year are growing again.

late May garden
more poems than I could
ever write

roses by the window
fill with sunlight
new morning

clouds and sky
forget-me-nots bloom
here and there

breakfast and music
when a song begins
I know the words
Amazing Grace

primroses growing
from garden to lawn
deep decades of roots
strengthen my faith
for new dreams

“breakfast and music” is also from POEMS FROM PSALMS AND NATURE.

“primroses growing” was published in SMILE, 2012. An old poem that is still true.

Karen’s Whimsy

Colors and Years

The view outside is green. I think of Listen To The Green, Luci Shaw’s first poetry book, which was published in 1971 (Harold Shaw Publishers; Wheaton, Illinois). And I mentioned her new book, Angels Everywhere: Poems (2022, Paraclete Press), in a recent post. Her books by my chair: 1971, 2022, and many books over the years. Wonderful creative work. Please see Luci Shaw The Official Website if you would like more information. She also is a photographer, and there is a Photo Gallery.

Books and art are good friends through all the changes life can bring.

Karl and I began here in December 2009, and I am grateful for blogs. One post, one day at a time. I also have bought books by authors I know from our blogs.

Colors and years: the daylily plants fill a garden. Lots of green now, and their flowers here are orange in July. Daffodils and primroses bloom now. Many wildflowers have found a home here – and bees, butterflies, birds.

Photo by Karl – July 2020
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