My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.


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Glorious Gladys!😊

The Star Spangled Banner

This YouTube video of Gladys Knight, singing:

“The Star Spangled Banner”

always moves me to tears (but in a good way).😊

She looks like an angel and sings like one too.

I just wish they would have edited out that player spitting! It definitely didn’t go with this otherwise amazing, breath-taking performance.

❤ Rock on!! Empress of Soul. ❤

 

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Revisiting…Fading Memories

It’s a cool, dreary Thanksgiving Day, here on Vancouver Island.

This poem and photo came to mind this afternoon, again and again.

Thinking of all those struggling with these heartbreaking issues. Sending hugs. ❤

Your efforts ARE appreciated.

I know….because my mom so poignantly told me that, when I needed to hear it most, many years ago. 

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She sits in the diner, far from home.
Lunch rush over.
Blessed quiet restored.
It’s Tuesday, “her day”.
A crosstown bus ride, now a secret and special delight.
Away from the caring but claustrophobic family.
Still time to look back on happier days.
Trying to hold on to precious, fading memories.
 
The hours to savor, often still hopeful and good.
But too many others, a haze of uncertainty and doubt.
For now…
She will cautiously guard her fragile independence.
If only for a while longer.
Keeping them guessing.
Or so she hopes.
 
Where did the time go?
When did the children grow up to rise above her?
Knowing “what’s best”.
The mother becoming the child.
The child becoming the mother.
Trying to do their best..
Of that one thing, she is sure.
 
She grasps fervently and desperately to the time left.
To revel in these sacred moments alone.
Savoring her own thoughts.
Not willing to give…

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🍁Happy (Canadian)Thanksgiving!🍁

Encore sentiments, from my other WP blog.

❤Happy weekend, wherever you may be!❤

 

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

It’s Thanksgiving weekend, here in Canada.

🌼I have much to be grateful for.🌼

This holiday just makes me think about those people (past and present) and things, even more than usual.😊

I think it’s a great idea to start the day, with a gratitude list. I try to do that, every day. Sets a positive tone for the rest of the day too.

🌹What are you most grateful for?🌹

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🐱Happy October!🐱

mr cheddar orange and teapot

I don’t know where the time went, in September, the month just flew by.

The weather here on Vancouver Island is still warm and pleasant, most days.🌻

The unpacking continues….we are making headway but still so much to do.

I hope you enjoy this Mr. Cheddar photo from the archives. One of my all time favorites.

It was inspired by the lyrics of a song, sung so beautifully by Judy Collins:

Chelsea Morning

But no sun today, the fabulous Mr. Cheddar is actually enjoying a nap right now. 


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The Autumn Leaves (haiku, movie and song) :-)

This is a reblog of an autumn post (from 2015) that I hope you enjoy.

A song and a movie that still comes to mind, this time of year. So haunting and beautiful.

I hope you enjoy my haiku and photo too.😊

The unpacking continues here. We have now given away over 120 boxes of clothing, household items,books… to charity, so slowly but surely, making progress.

And today, we are setting up my office complete with new laptop and printer, yipee!

🍁🌾 Happy Week and Happy Autumn!🍂🍁

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I ♥ movies from the 40s and 50s!

We were watching a Joan Crawford movie last night: Humoresque (so sad but wonderful) and this haiku and archive post came to mind. 

The Autumn Leaves is a song that I often have running through my mind, especially this time of year. As I mention in this post, it was also a Nat King Cole tune, that my beloved Grandma cherished.

And the movie of the same name is also one that I have never forgotten.Quite a “racy” film for its time (1956) and definitely with some disturbing content.

But, if you are a fan of Joan Crawford and/or movies from the 40s/50s like I am, do check this one out.

It also features a young and oh, so handsome Cliff Robertson.  Also starring, Lorne Greene in a role that is far removed from his later, fatherly…

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Calling All Haiku Poets and Photographers!!

glossy green heads

I’ve been looking for some prompt blogs to participate at again, here at WP. One of my favorite blog pursuits, when I was blogging here previously, years ago.

Unfortunately, it’s been “slim pickings” so far, finding the right fit.

I don’t want to be burdened and bored by too many ” rules” such as: exact word counts, only one day to post, etc…

I thought if there was enough interest, I would start hosting weekend prompt challenges again,here at My Poetic Path.

My idea: a haiku OR photo prompt challenge OR combination of both (as in my photo with haiku above).

Please leave a comment if this sounds appealing, and something you would regularly consider participating in.

If there is enough comments showing an interest in participating, I’ll start offering prompts here, very soon. 

😊HAPPY WEEK!😊