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December 10 words

Happier possible child now last paths given even many about from page 40 of “Winter Solstice” by Rosamunde Pilcher

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10 words (November)

these 10 words are taken from page 40 of “The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations” they bought man simple could shelter high rest wood boy try to use them all. **************************** My version I built a shelter high in a tree A simple place of wood and twine A castle though to my boy’s mind Or […]

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snow scene

Suddenly It’s winter Roof tops are whitening Sky is grey and low. I do have a calendar I know the date Ads have been trumpeting Buy now for Christmas But we have the first snow And Suddenly It’s winter. I know that I posted this before but yesterday it was true again.

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The C. Word

I bought clementines today In the five pound crate. For me it is a sure sign of the C. Word. Outdoor pots arranged with pine And cedar and white washed cones Proliferate in gaudy golden bows. These too are true harbingers. Boxes of amaryllis and paper whites Stand ready for the gift buying rush. It […]

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Changing Seasons

Yellow leaves are scudding past the window To lie broken on the rain darkened roadway. Cars go by with windshield wipers Beating like demented metronomes. Winters encroaching spirit hangs around the door A ghostly crepe myrtle wreath. Today we should make a rich stew to scent the air Or better still spice cake stuffed with […]

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10 words

these words are taken from page 40 of “Never Let Me GO” by Kazuo Ishiguro and serve as a prompt to create either poetry or prose. odd, could, person, full, door, narrowed, enough, ever, thing, walked Odd enough That a person Could have walked away From a life full to the brim. But to have […]

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Mother’s Day

She knew that a very special day was coming soon. Daddy had told her that he would help her make a card and that it was to be secret. The idea of secret was new and special, something she could keep to herself and not have to share with the others. In that small house […]