Sweet Cadence

The gentle give and take at the water’s edge, like the ebb and flow of the days and nights; the gurgle and the ripple, love’s lost sighs. Sunlight trickles running giddy across the floor, like laughter bubbling in the throat; the gentle sway and roll, life’s rhythm. Slap against the dock, rustling over the pebbles, to whisper across the sand Sweet cadence Inspired by Cee’s … Continue reading Sweet Cadence

Sunday Post: Valuable

Jake’s Sunday Post this week is Valuable. The value of something, be it object, or ideal, monetary or spiritual, is wholly subjective.  I expect there will be many and varied interpretations to this week’s Post.   I wrote this almost 30 years ago and I thought it suited, the ‘riches’ to be interpreted by each of us, subjectively.  Continue reading “Sunday Post: Valuable”

100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#44

Julia over at Julia’s Place hosts the 100 Word Challenge.

In keeping with the upcoming Diamond Jubilee celebrations Julia’s instructions were to write a poem. (!) [exclamation point mine]  “It doesn’t have to rhyme or be specifically about the Monarch but it should capture the passing of sixty years. I will give you some poetic license with the number of words and say 100 words -ish!”

I haven’t joined in this before and I think I chose a hard one for a starter; I nearly gave it up as too difficult; I think I bent the rules in that it doesn’t portray the passing of 60 years very well … but it is 98 words. That’s pretty 100-ish!   So I decided to have fun with it and this is the result. Continue reading “100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#44”

Tintern Abbey – a photo essay

Tintern Abbey is situated in the beautiful Wye Valley in the southeastern corner of Wales.  This Cistercian Abbey sits near the A466 north of Chepstow and is said to be one of the greatest monastic ruins in Wales, founded on … I’m not sure how they know this because it is pretty exact … Continue reading “Tintern Abbey – a photo essay”

Through Space that No One Knows

I wrote this as a teenager … Wavering, faltering and lurching on Through space that no one knows.  Black, white But never red. The rainbow stays no longer than meaning. Shrinking, misplaced expectations, desire’s lost, To the rainbow. Rolling blackness, a burst of sound, No satisfaction as the tears go by.  Don’t touch me, I’m fire. Go forward backwards It’s basic. Wavering vibrations always remembered, … Continue reading Through Space that No One Knows

Superior’s Shore

I am currently away from my home computer and home resources. I got called up for duty … babysitting duty that is.  I am about 900 miles west and 500 miles north of home, where, at times, the winter can get bitterly cold.  I lived here in Thunder Bay on the shores of Lake Superior for over 20 years and survived many a cold snap of minus 35F.  I arrived here as a 20-something and left as Continue reading “Superior’s Shore”