September’s Song

September’s Song

The first day of a brand new month, September. This month closes out summer and ushers in fall. We’ll be thinking colored leaves and fall rains. If you were born in September,  your birthstone is the sapphire and your flower is the morning-glory. A soft, gentle rain falls again this morning. It looks like a […]

Edgar Allen Me

Edgar Allen Me

A reprint from a few years ago. With apologies to the great Edgar Allen Poe.   Something weird is in the air. It’s in my nose and ears and hair. Last night, I read a lot of Poe, and now, I can’t talk right no mo’. The things I say come out in rhyme; not […]

Nemo and the Squirrels

A Ballad I’m a noble watchdog, valiant and kind,                                                                                              […]

Daffodils and Gemstones

Daffodils and Gemstones

Daffodils are the flower for March! If you were born this month, you are, by nature, as hopeful and joyful as the first flowers in spring and your gemstone is the aquamarine. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the daffodil represents unequaled love. Wow! And, the wind! March winds are fabled. Gusty, strong, unpredictable–they could […]

Wildlife

Wildlife

Wildlife Six squirrels, some robins, a rabbit or two— My backyard resembles a varied wildlife zoo. Snowbirds, titmice, cardinals, and doves— Lots of pretty feathered friends that everybody loves. But, wait! What is the matter with this pushing, scolding pair? Those rude and raucous bluejays are not inclined to share. The jays are bright and […]

The Prayer of Cyrus Brown

The Prayer of Cyrus Brown

  “The proper way for a man to pray,”     Said Deacon Lemuel Keyes, “And the only proper attitude     Is down upon his knees.” “No, I should say the way to pray,”     Said Rev. Doctor Wise, “Is standing straight with outstretched arms     And rapt and upturned eyes.” “Oh, no; no, no,” said Elder Slow,     “Such posture […]

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