Not Just A Decoration

From Hidden Music (Rumi)Rumi, a Persian poet, September 30, 1207 – December 17, 1273. Poetry can be timeless, so I’d often forget to read anything about the poet,recently learned he was around in 1200.

Not Just A Decoration

From Hidden Music (Rumi)Rumi, a Persian poet, September 30, 1207 – December 17, 1273. Poetry can be timeless, so I’d often forget to read anything about the poet,recently learned he was around in 1200.

Winter Solstice Medieval Style Yoga Celebration

Bringing back 1200 AD! The last time Saturn and Jupiter were visibly this close was the year 1226. This yoga video starts with a song that starts off quiet and then gets louder as it progresses. I combined two clips here because my cat had turned off the music; he hadn’t been in the video…… Continue reading Winter Solstice Medieval Style Yoga Celebration

“The world is falling apart and you are talking about planets.”

“The world is falling apart and you are talking about planets. Have you read the news?”Was asked this.I will sit in the dark with a full heart and look at the stars and planets and talk about them. I will sit in the light and look at the sky and love the sun. Whether the world falls…… Continue reading “The world is falling apart and you are talking about planets.”

Almost Christmas

 Christmas look with fireplace on.Wanted to make the nut cracker taller, so the mantel is more balanced on either side.I found some red books.Here are the books. The Peanuts one wasn’t very good to read, but it makes a nice decoration.I got this candle some years ago. It has a nice scent and the crackling sound…… Continue reading Almost Christmas

A Newsletter for Healing Includes A New Poem I Wrote

The Cole Resource Center in Belmont, MA, an organization that is dedicated to helping anyone affected by mental health challenges, has included a poem of mine in their email newsletter this month and last. Last month’s poem was “Portrait of a Leaf,” first published in Moonflower. I had donated a copy of Moonflower to McLean hospital’s library…… Continue reading A Newsletter for Healing Includes A New Poem I Wrote

Close Call at the Grocery Store and A Popping Up Puppy

A picture of my sister in law and brother in law’spuppy named Bell mentioned in the second part of this postI have felt I might be invisible when I go grocery shopping. I used to often get nearly crashed into by someone flying with their cart out of an aisle. I’d say, “I’m sorry,” and they’d speed…… Continue reading Close Call at the Grocery Store and A Popping Up Puppy

Peeko’s Poetry Pick

I completely forgot about this post and picture I was planning to share. I had never really read poetry to Peeko before. He’s heard me reading poems aloud that I was writing but that isn’t the same thing. When I was finished reading Collected Lyrics, I thought it might be nice to read one out loud to…… Continue reading Peeko’s Poetry Pick

A Touch

“Mary Comforts Eve”by Grace RemingtonI had shared in my last post titled “If Not Sight,” the song “Fall on Me” in Italian as the singer inspired my poem, “Eyes for the Blind.”I will share my translation of some of the lyrics of that Italian version. This is based on me reading the Italian words along…… Continue reading A Touch

If Not Sight

painting by Helena Nelson-ReedWhen I first started writing poetry in my early teenage years, one of the first poems I wrote was “Eyes for the Blind.” It was published with slight revision in my book Moonflower (2018).The poem was inspired by the singer Andrea Bocelli who I had seen and heard sing on TV and learned that…… Continue reading If Not Sight

Oceans and Moons, Library Reprimand, Poetry Book Review

Oceans and moons have been appearing often for me recently. When I was looking for my next book to read, I decided to search the library website for another poetry book by an author I had never heard of before. I like surprises.I typed “poetry” in subject, selected printed books, and then searched within the library’s…… Continue reading Oceans and Moons, Library Reprimand, Poetry Book Review

Happy 10th Anniversary to Blush of Dawn!

Photo of a wildflower I took this summer at Cape CodTen years ago today I wrote my first post on this blog Blush of Dawn. I put the date in my calendar after I had returned to the blog this year and had revisited the first post. Here is that post written on December 3, 2010:Nighttime in…… Continue reading Happy 10th Anniversary to Blush of Dawn!