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Nelson

"It is love alone that gives worth to all things." St. Theresa of Avila
"In the Evening of Life We will be Judged on Love Alone." – St. John of the Cross.

‘Peace,

Hold me close as I pray for I have lost my words. I dream of a tomorrow as I wake with the sound of birds. There was the world, that stood still, before I could open my eyes. The sweet rain wanders in between my daydream-cries. Where I belong, Luna nights away, I follow my […]

‘Peace,

Support Staff

I would raise my hand in protest, But that’s really not my style. I have a beef with all of you, And it’s taken quite a while!   You give your praise to hands, That wipe away your tears. What about us lower down, The abuse has been for years!   We stand around […]

Support Staff

Season 3 Episode 22: Darlene Foster Reading Amanda in Spain: The Girl in the Painting

I am so pleased to be reading from my book, Amanda in Spain, on Tea Toast and Trivia. Bookstores, libraries, and coffee shops are great places for book readings. There is something extraordinary about hearing the voice of an author reading their stories. Their voice and intonation are nuanced by the many hours of effort […]

Season 3 Episode 22: Darlene Foster Reading Amanda in Spain: The Girl in the Painting

Beginning?

“I don’t see how he can ever finish, if he doesn’t begin.” —Alice in Wonderland Chapter 9, The Mock Turtle’s Story It has been a while since my last post 🙂 Sometimes you need to pause everything and do what needs to be done, and I decided that it was time for me to begin…begin working on some […]

Beginning?

Introspective

Flying my kite,as I search for lost hope.Hope flies too high,tug its transparent rope.Rope made of thorns,that cuts straight at my hands.Hands feel so scorned,as my knowledge expands.Expands power,I kept hidden inside.Inside the tower,where my energies hide.Hide the ego,I refuse to accept.Accept, light flows,while dismissing the rest.The rest fills needs,in this balancing act.Acts without greed,ensures […]

Introspective

Jewellers – A Poem

Image by veronika_ee / Twenty20 Words — precious gems Mined, weighed on the writer’s lapidary scale, Examined, scrutinized for quality and clarity. Cut into syllables, chiseled into memory facets. Wordsmiths, writers, poets; linguistic jewellers all, Leaving No creative stone unturned, Polishing words Into hope’s diamond. Engraving Their inscriptions; Imagination’s calligraphy, Into the rings of the […]

Jewellers – A Poem

Love Carries On

Another dog, that’s what I needed back then when ourBlack lab, Lucky Girl, on that gray November dayCrossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Then Mom,Doris to those who knew her well, gracefully entered herEternal home a few months later. I honestlyFelt empty inside – all enthusiasm drained,Grasping for unreachable acceptance through the tears.Handling the loss of […]

Love Carries On

TODAY, AMID THE RAIN

Hey friends, how are you today? Today is a beautiful, rainy day in my neck of the woods.  The past few days has been rather humid and hot; quite a few 90 degree days.  The rain was a welcome relief from the humidity and the heat.  I am reminded of a comment capost2k made on the last post, […]

TODAY, AMID THE RAIN

Haiku – noise

Cymbal Monkey Image from JJ Macfield Wiki ~ Ignore all the noise Start listening for what’s real Find Your Middle Ground ~ We are bombarded with noise these days. In Social Media; declarations, fueling greed, gossip, judging others and clamoring for attention. On television; diverting us with violence, selling happiness, fanning greed, divisiveness and lies. […]

Haiku – noise

Time Tumbler

Time smooths sharp edges Mellows rigid perspectives Time opens our blind eyes Seeing others as equals Colorblind // first step to peace * Time shakes us up tumbling through our little blip of eternal sinus rhythm, spitting us out like grape seeds to be replanted in another place and time * Time sometimes just swallows […]

Time Tumbler

May Book Reviews

Summer is Coming (or Winter)! Time for some reading! Summer is always a busy time of year here in the Pacific Northwest. The rain stops and we all spill outside. My husband and I named our deck “vacation.” So every afternoon we go outside on “vacation” to read. May book reviews include my 4 and 5 […]

May Book Reviews