Category Archives: NaPoWriMo

Weather Delay

Chill, frosty wind and snow in the forecast as Old Man Winter keeps spring undercover; only valiant daffodils, snowdrops, crocus, shy spring beauties bravely raise sweetly scented heads to white flakes shaken from his hoary head.    

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Quilt

Tiny stitches like sturdy soldiers march in orderly lines across daisies, stripes and a paisley that swirls wildly out of control, across remnants of summer skirts and Sunday shirts and some unremembered bits of cotton that might have been Uncle’s workshirt … Continue reading

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So It Begins

April 1, cool and gray and rain. Daffodils bend with the age of a month’s blooming while wrens gather my long gray strands to warm the young that may yet inhabit their hopeful, chilly nests.

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Reminder

Graying heads still nurture dreams, Fading eyes still cast a hopeful gleam, old voices still can sing like angels’ brushing wings, even when forgotten, and unseen.                

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Toast

bubbly cool frosted glass, sensory celebration: champagne sparkles in your eyes.

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Laundry Lessons

Hanging laundry out to dry requires more thought and care than simply moving from one white machine to the other as the electric meter whirls. Hanging the wash requires coordination with the one who burns the trash because  line-dried clothes are supposed to … Continue reading

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Sunday Dinner Plans

Red-tail cruises low; his shadow crosses the chicken yard like a black blessing. Hens scurry for cover, clucking to tell him, “No Sunday chicken dinner for you!” Unconcerned, the hawk soars higher. Rabbit will do.

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