Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

What does a cloud do
on a sunny day?
does he float about
all light and gay?

Or does he feel 
lonely and glum,
waiting for autumn
so his time may come?

This coffee shop used to be a
row of working stables.
Now there are little shops where
the horses used to be
and a coffee house in the main area.

For the next couple of weeks
I'll be in Scotland.
I'll miss you all.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Poor Little Bear

The little bear
was proud of his fur,
it was brown and sleek
and, really, quite chic.

But with the summer's sun
a fur is not much fun,
and hot enough for two -
Oh, what is a bear to do?

This photo was taken in
a lovely new place for coffee.
I'll show you more!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Vive la France!

If, by chance,
you visit France
and want to have fun -
go south to the sun.

The blue sea will dazzle,
the pizza has basil,
a festival in Cannes,
and you can work on your tan.

A market, an old city,
the shops are so pretty,
the people are nice,
so - take my advice!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Oh Brother!

A few days ago
I was told by mother
that I was getting
a little brother.

I didn't mind his
coming to stay,
I thought we'd have fun
and fight and play.

I'd give him a hug
if he was sad
and cheer him with tricks
on mom and dad.

I'd share my room,
it is big enough,
and tell him to never
touch my stuff.

But nice as I am
and hard as I try,
this brother does nothing
but eat and cry.

Featuring: a new nephew
and the baby blanket I made for him

Tomorrow and for the whole of next
I'll be in France.
I'll miss you all.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Magic in the Air

In a cold land far away
all the birds are sad and gray,
you can hardly hear a song - 
just a silence that feels wrong.

This goes on for many years
until the day a bird appears
with the sweetest singing voice
that makes all who hear rejoice.

As the bird begins to sing
winter ends and turns to spring,
colors seep in strong and bright
and the land is filled with light.

Years go on, the bird grows old
but her story has been told,
and more birds her music share
bringing magic to the air.

Featured: another needlework project
waiting to be finished.
My pile is giving me A LOOK.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Nice Day Out


A nice day out exploring
can never be boring
when the sky is blue
and there is much to do.

You while away the hours
listening to the flowers
as they talk to the bees
with friendship and ease.

You watch the wind tease
the fallen leaves 
or ruffle the trees
with a cooling breeze.

You raise you face
to the sun's embrace
and know no better way
to spend an April day.

Featured: Enjoying another day out
in this best of springs.