Happy March to all of you, and it’s almost spring!

March, master of winds, bright minstrel and marshal of storms that enkindle the season they smite. ― Algernon C Swinburne (March: An Ode) I was interested to come across this very long poem by Swinburne, an ode to the month of March. He is credited with being a master of lyrical imagery as we seeContinue reading “Happy March to all of you, and it’s almost spring!”

Happy Valentine’s Day 2022

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5: Today is the day for celebrating love if you can. There are times whenContinue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day 2022”

Winter dawn is the color of metal, the trees stiffen into place like burnt nerves.

—Sylvia Plath I think nerves are a good topic for this week. Because of things getting on them. Like the persistent below zero cold, the ice-covered driveway that forbids me to take more than take one ginger-step at a time, the sameness of the house and the company. I am craving interesting things and ifContinue reading Winter dawn is the color of metal, the trees stiffen into place like burnt nerves.

Welcome to my home. Happy Holidays

This Christmas was full of a mixture of things. Our granddaughter came from school in Ireland to bake and prepare for the holiday and enjoy spending time with us. Our grandson (he was vaccinated but got pretty sick anyway) had recently recovered from Covid and was tired but glad to be out of isolation. AnotherContinue reading “Welcome to my home. Happy Holidays”