My Poetic Path

my journey…shared in poems, prose and photos


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Christmas: A Time for Miracles

Looking for some holiday hope and inspiration?

Check out my latest post and review! 🙂

VEGGIES, YARNS & TAILS

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Check out my new review for this eBook: Christmas Miracles, especially if you are in need of some hope and inspiration.

I really enjoyed the holiday-themed stories in this eBook

In a world that often seems to have gone mad (just watch the news!!) it’s so easy to give up on goodwill, hope and miracles, big and small. But the world ISfilled with all kinds of good people and wonderful things, we just need to be open to seeing and believing that’s true. 

I wish you all… a magical and memorable holiday season!!

 

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Now the first of December…

…..was covered with snow. 😉

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This wonderful, wintery song has been playing in my head for the past few days.

It was a big hit in the 70s and IMO, has never lost its appeal.

I still ♥ it!  

Any snow where you are?

We have just a dusting, here in Interior BC.

Click to listen to: JAMES TAYLOR SINGING, SWEET BABY JAMES

“Sweet Baby James”

There is a young cowboy, he lives on the range. His horse and his cattle are his only companions.
He works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyons, waiting for summer, his pastures to change.
And as the moon rises he sits by his fire, thinking about women and glasses of beer.
And closing his eyes as the doggies retire, he sings out a song which is soft but it’s clear
as if maybe someone could hear…

Goodnight you moon light ladies, rock-a-bye sweet baby James.
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose, won’t you let me go down in my dreams?
And rock-a-bye sweet baby James.

Now the first of December was covered with snow
and so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston.
Though the Berkshires seemed dreamlike on account of that frosting,
with ten miles behind me and ten thousand more to go.
There’s a song that they sing when they take to the highway,
a song that they sing when they take to the sea,
a song that they sing of their home in the sky, maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep,
but singing works just fine for me.

So, goodnight you moon light ladies, rock-a-bye sweet baby James.
Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose, won’t you let me go down in my dreams?
And rock-a-bye sweet baby James.

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Have a safe and wonderful week! 🙂


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These Halcyon Days….

                     

                                warmth of summer sun                                 

                                       butterfly basks in the glow                                       

 breaks free, flies alone
                                                        

This photo and haiku (the haiku is one I wrote) always bring to mind “halcyon days” for me.

     I just ♥  the word: halcyon

The warmth, the calm and tranquil beauty of a butterfly, basking in the sun. 
We are currently enjoying “halcyon days” here in BC, sunny and warm fall weather; so beautiful. 
Yesterday, I was out and about in a sleeveless dress, late in the afternoon!! That’s a warm October, for here in Canada. 😉
                             
                        

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hal·cy·on:
1. A kingfisher, especially one of the genus Halcyon.
2. A fabled bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was supposed to have had the power to calm the wind and the waves while it nested on the sea during the winter solstice.
adj.
1. Calm and peaceful; tranquil.
2. Prosperous; golden: halcyon years.
Definition courtesy of :The Free Dictionary
Butterfly photo courtesy of: Flickr


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Fabulous, Festive Fall Has Arrived! :-)

It’s officially Autumn!

Don’t ya just ♥ it? I sure do.

Here in BC, it’s just glorious!

Sunny,not too hot but certainly no need for warm woolies yet. 😉

How is your weather?

The photos below are some of my fav pics of Autumn’s magical colors, textures and shapes.

I hope you enjoy this feast of color, as “Mother Autumn” once again “struts her stuff”. 😉

Shades of Mauve and Mossy Green

Crimson Leaves in the Rain

Geese Converging, Perhaps Discussing Flight Plans!!

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Glorious Mountain Ash!

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Shades of Pink and Crimson in the Late Afternoon Sun

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Earthy Tones with a Touch of Gold!

Happy Autumn and Have a Great Day!


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A Tau-Ku Poem to Welcome Autumn :-)

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An autumn tau-ku poem from the archives that I hope you enjoy (for the first time or again). 😉

My favorite season is well on the way.

You can read more about the Tau-Ku poetry form here.

I really have to get back to writing more of these types of poems, I just ♥ Tau-Ku.

Have a wonderful, magical early autumn week! 🙂