Unsettled

Daughter home at last,
taking each day as it comes.
Life for now unsettled,
just like the weather!

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Released

Slow, so slow the snow retreats,
melting away, and underneath,
from icy death once more released
spring flowers, emerging unsuppressed,
exultant, burst to life.

Waiting

Waiting for news
that doesn’t come.
Around me life goes on.

Earth Mother

Life
and death
are her domain,
the great Earth Mother
goddess.

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This Elfje was inspired by a TV programme last night: ‘Divine Women: When God Was a Girl.’
It also appears today at Simply Elfje.

The Unknown Sharing

Undrawn curtain, blaze of light,
A stolen glimpse of a private life.
A friendly glow from a cosy room
Smiled on a stranger in the gloom.

Jack Williamson

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Another gem from my late uncle taken from “Collecting Cobwebs, Gathering Brambles”. I bet he didn’t know he was writing “Small Stones”!

Sailing Quote 5

“The sail, the play of its pulse so like our own lives: so thin and yet so full of life, so noiseless when it labours hardest, so noisy and impatient when least effective.”

Henry David Thoreau, author and philosopher

Peacock Butterfly

Such a shame to see
a creature of such beauty
lying lifeless on my patio.
A brief life snuffed out
like a candle flame.

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What is the matter with Blogspot? – for two days now I have been unable to leave comments and I have seen some wonderful stones that I would love to comment on.

Manx Toast

“Health and peace and length of life
and happiness forever”

Traditional Manx Toast

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…. or, as my son pointed out,
Spock would say “Live long and prosper!”

Compassion

“If the extension of your compassion does not include all living beings,
then you will be unable to find peace by yourself.”
— Albert Schweitzer (Nobel Prize Winner 1952)

Still Here

Still here.
The miracle that is life on Earth
continues…

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