Category Archives: Beauty

Postcard from Canada


To experience how the pebble of ordinary life could be transformed into a jewel through the magic eyes of travel, we have once again taken to the road along the Canadian Rockies. It’s been three years since we had been … Continue reading

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Antidotes to Fear of Death


The show must go on, but for circumstances beyond one’s control, it sometimes starts late. For those of you who care, this work should have appeared on this site on Monday, but obviously, it’s only making an appearance now. Mea … Continue reading

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The China Painters


Welcome back from the weekend to another Monday’s Poem of the Week by one of my favorite Midwest poets. My mother helped me appreciate the history and beauty of fine china, and this poem brings back some of those memories. … Continue reading

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GALE


GALE Tempestuous waves thrash the sullen shore As bloated raindrops plash pockmarks in the sand. The flavor of salt and seaweed permeate the air, Borne on howling, racing winds – The Gale wreaks its wrath.

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Dawn


I was fortunate to be able to spend the weekend by the ocean, escaping the heat wave that enveloped much of the Southern California. Hope you enjoy this ocean inspired Monday’s Poem of the Week from my old files, with … Continue reading

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The Price of Beauty


My VIP visitors continue to take up a lot of my time, so here is a piece from my archives many of you who started following my blog recently will not have read. It remains as relevant as the day … Continue reading

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The Tree


Apologies to all. Due to the 4th of July holiday, Monday’s Poem of the Week is just arriving now. Hope it’s worth the wait, and that you all enjoyed your celebrations. The Tree Memory believes before knowing remembers. William Faulkner, … Continue reading

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Storm Tossed Come I


For all those who are recovering from Tropical Storm Claudette, here is a poem for our Poetry Monday. And for all the fathers out there, I hope you were celebrated yesterday for the role you are playing in your children’s … Continue reading

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The Power of Music


The Power of Music Scientists have long recognized the power of smell; it’s ability to link directly to the old, primitive dinosaur brain, eliciting long forgotten memories, powerful emotions with a single whiff. So what is there about the power … Continue reading

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The Summer Day


With the speed of hummingbird wings, the days are flying by, and it’s once again a Poetry Monday. Summer has not yet officially arrived, but with our temperatures today expected to be 92… The Summer Day(with gratitude to Holy) Who … Continue reading

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