My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.


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Haiku Reflections: Serendipity!

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 Find the perfect word.

When it all comes together.

Serendipity!

♥ ♥ ♥ 

In spite of some very hot temps. here in BC during July; it’s been for the most part, a very productive four weeks!

It’s magic when that perfect: word, phrase or sentence comes to mind, isn’t it? 🙂

Hope you’ve had a wonderful July too.

♥ ♥ ♥  

“Serendipity means a “happy accident” or “pleasant surprise”; a fortunate mistake. Specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. The word has been voted one of the ten English words hardest to translate in June 2004 by a British translation company.[1] However, due to its sociological use, the word has been exported into many other languages.”

definition courtesy of Wikipedia

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Written for the August 4th Woven Dream’s prompt: Serendipity


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I Will Remember You…

As any of my regular blog readers already know, my mom, Helen Ruth and I were very close.

 

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She passed on 6 years ago this May.

Missing her is an ache in my heart that has never gone away. 

One of the things that does help when I’m feeling particularly sad some days, is remembering all the fun we shared over the years; in particular when we were working on craft projects together.

My mom and I were both avid seamstresses and knitters and we spent many a happy hour,  sewing and knitting up a storm, often into the wee hours of the morning. Losing track of time as the hours flew by in creativity and conversation. But of course, with a stop for food “fuel-ups” now and then. 😉

I still have many sets of her old knitting needles. Some are chipped and worn at the points but I still love using them. They make me feel connected to my mom. Like she is still here with me, watching what I’m working on and encouraging me when I hit a snag!

She would have loved to see the resurgence in interest for knitting and crochet and how so many young women (and guys too!) are taking up  yarn crafts for the first time. 🙂

 

I started this colorful knit scarf this week, using a set of my mom’s knitting needles:

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It should look like this when complete:

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This one’s for you mom.♥

I will remember you… always.

Also written for the March 31st, Woven Dreams  prompt: Remember

PS: Here’s the link to this scarf  kit/pattern, in case you’d like to knit one too! It’s easy!

Happy Easter Everyone! 🙂


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Inviting You to Join Us at Woven Dreams! :<)

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My new creative prompt blog: Woven Dreams Prompts is heading into Week Four this Sunday, with the word prompt: WEAVE.

If you haven’t visited/participated at Woven Dreams  yet, I hope you’ll stop by soon.

You can read more about what Woven Dreams Prompts is all about here and why it’s a bit different (in a good way) 😉 than some of the other poetry/writing prompt blogs out there.

I’m still “testing the waters” whether I’ll continue with this new blog or not. I’d love to but if there’s not enough continued interest and bloggers participating on a regular basis, I probably will discontinue . 😦

Hopefully, Woven Dreams will grow and flourish as a great place for creative bloggers to share their work.

Here’s to our collective, creative muse! 🙂