Never look back, unless…

Have you ever said – “I wish we could go back to the good old days.”  Somehow,  we seem to forget that there were problems back then, too!! “Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”  Henry David Thoreau

Florists – This post is for you!

There will come a time when the flowers will fall asleep in the snow.  My walks will become more brisk and I will have a warm cloak and scarf to ward off the chill.   The leaves will cushion the walkways even as the earth accepts the coldness. Florists make our world beautiful all year around.  …

A Poet’s Inspiration

When I think of a poet’s capacity to synthesize complex concepts into a single sentence or a few words, I am curious about where their insight comes from. When you dig into the poet’s background there is always a source of inspiration. Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) was awarded the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The…

The Rain Song

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” Langston Hughes A rainy day, a quiet garden – listen and you will hear the Rain Song.   The singing was unmistakable as I took a chance detour into a garden situated next…