Tag: Cynthia Reyes

rain today

rain today
a few red roses
and yellow carnations
in a blue vase
by the window

rain today
books
add colors
to the day

Today I am reading Twigs in my Hair: A Gardening Memoir by Cynthia Reyes. Photographs by Hamlin Grange. Author copyright 2019. Published by Kingsgrange Books Toronto.

Please visit Cynthia Reyes – The blog of Canadian Author Cynthia Reyes – for more information.

Ellen Grace Olinger

reading memoirs

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

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I recently read A Good Home: A Memoir, by Cynthia Reyes.  There is a Page on her site about her book.  She writes about place, and her loved ones, and finding her way again after an accident.  I may have learned of Cynthia’s blog and book from Gallivanta, who also shares her stories so well.  So I’ll keep this note short, and let interested readers visit their sites.

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reading memoirs
and the old knotty pine walls
have their stories too

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Now I am reading The Pastor: A Memoir, by Eugene H. Peterson (2011, HarperCollins Publishers).  There is a quote by the poet Denise Levertov on his book jacket: “Every step an arrival.”

Blogs seem like memoirs over time: poetry and prose, paintings, photos, and many other ways of being creative.