Blame Maddie stomped and banged, making her displeasure as clear as she could as she wielded her broom, dust motes swarming around her. It wasn't fair! None of it was her fault. Not really. She couldn't have known what would happen. And besides, things probably wouldn't have been any different even if the ladder hadn't been there. All that damned girl had had to do was... Continue Reading →
The Birth of Ambition "This used to be one of the greatest gardens in the area." The rough voice caught Finley's attention as he stomped along the path. "Some day it could be again." Finley paused, juggling his armfuls of equipment as he peered at the old gardener leaning on his spade beside the path. With weathered... Continue Reading →
Proudly they stand, ancient stones steeped in mystery, weathered and windblown on the lonely roadside, sheltering stories of times long past. Name carved in stone, black feathers bathed in blood, warrior fallen in battle, legend unforgotten. Crawling on hands and knees, scrabbling and squeezing, hoping and praying that aches and pains are drawn away by weathered stone during undignified rebirth.... Continue Reading →
Over Gilded landscape Beneath watchful Moon's gaze Take to the sky with vibrant wing And soar This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's theme is Cherry on Top, and we're asked to share a picture with a feature that makes a good shot even better. Last week I was out for a walk during the... Continue Reading →
On ephemeral wings she flits, never settling for long: never long enough to catch her, never long enough to bind her back into the cocooned existence she's fled.
Two years ago yesterday I started my blog, intending to post the occasional poem and my children’s stories and artwork. It has since been taken over by flash fiction and photography but my blog does still include quite a lot of poetry!
To mark my second blogiversary (yes, I’m a day late) I thought I’d reblog my very first post – the poem from which my username is taken.
I find the lack of any images on the post to be quite unsettling…
For my first post to my blog I thought I’d share a poem I wrote. I hope you like it.
A Wild Habitat
I live in a world of
of light and music,
a wild habitat for
a fairy mind.
Here my life is
with no regrets.
Far from the mundane crowds,
from the manic race
through the maze of life,
my rat grows gossamer wings,
soaring in shimmering flight.
I become a creature of
swaying amongst sunbeams
as wisps of melody
entice and enthrall.
in my world.
It's hard to feel love in a world filled with hatred. It's hard to feel joy in a world filled with fear. It's hard to feel forgiveness in a world filled with anger. But we must try.
On damp winds they're blown in, the thunder of their blades as they slice through the air echoing over golden fields. Stalwart defenders of the nation, here they're far from war torn lands: no bombs or bullets to lay them low, only nature's unpredictable buffets to keep them humble. This afternoon I was down at the... Continue Reading →
light breezes caress swaying to silent music may I have this dance? may I have this dance? a murmur of sweet nothings advantage taken
Gathering storm clouds Ominous shadows spreading Time to seek shelter This post is for the Daily Post's Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's theme is Look Up.
Breathe Deep Feeling nature's embrace, I Breathe deep. Cascading perfumes entwine, senses take to the sky, Feeling nature's embrace, I Hear the buzzing, the singing; let it fade to a sigh, Welcoming a serenity indigenous to sleep, Feeling nature's embrace, I Breathe deep. This is my first ever attempt at a triolet, a poetry form that intrigued... Continue Reading →
Awakening touch Virginal blossom caressed Before bees arise Today's pictures were taken at the wildflower meadow on a beautiful June dawn. Yes, after months (possibly even years) of saying I was going to go out at dawn to photograph, I finally did it! And it was an enchanting experience. As I watched the sun slowly extend its... Continue Reading →
The New Store Edith's footsteps halted as she caught sight of the shop front with its jumbled array of items. How strange, she thought. She'd strolled down this road with her beau just last Sunday and was sure that no such establishment had been in existence then. Nor had she heard that a new shop was opening -... Continue Reading →
Waiting "Why are you here?" he asked, even though he knew the answer. "I'm waiting for you." Her heels clunked against the cabinet in a familiar rhythm. "I'll wait forever if I have to." "I won't be long now." Ephemeral fingers traced his aged cheek before she faded from view. This post is for Sonya's Three Line... Continue Reading →
Poppies bathed in rain Remembering the fallen Teardrops on spilled blood One hundred years ago today was the first day of the Battle of the Somme. The Somme Offensive ran from July 1st to November 18th 1916 and was one of the bloodiest battles in history, with over one million men wounded and killed. The first... Continue Reading →
It's time for June's Changing Seasons post, a challenge that asks you to photograph the same place over the course of a year and to share a monthly gallery of pictures. Yet again I'm afraid I have a few more photos than the Cardinal asks us to share. Oops! You probably wouldn't believe just how long it took... Continue Reading →