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Creative Survival

Spiders this year are abundant, weaving their designs in front of the door, across the path, over the windows while we sleep, using what they have at hand to keep life afloat. Our yard is carpeted with tight, pitchy fir … Continue reading

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Peace and Quiet

Enjoying the quiet of the woods today – towhees talking, ravens gossiping, silence, crunch of gravel underfoot Peace. This is what we need to progress towards, more peace in our towns, in our world, in ourselves. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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Puddle

Fragments of thought splash the shattered cortex of my cerebellum, do not alight can not enter, only bounce about until settling somewhere inside my brain, lost forever in folds of intelligence, unable to decipher something so simple as a  puddle. … Continue reading

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The Taste Of Freedom

It tastes like fresh air, cedar pitch fire crackle, nature guide wisdom, squirrel chirps, laughter. I love the flavour. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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The Web

Spinning dreams, illusive vapour thoughts, invisible threads binding to futility. So harried in the need to spin we ignore the fragility of our web and our life. ©Sharron R. McMillan Excerpt from “Spinning”

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There Be Fairies Here

The wall is silence, the grass is sleep, Tall trees of peace their vigil keep, And the Fairy of Dreams with moth-wings furled Plays soft on her flute to the drowsy world. ~Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

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Mushroom Season

Mushrooms magically appear where nothing seems to grow now white umbrellas circle round then disappear like snow. ©Sharron R. McMillan Excerpt from ‘The Woods Are Staged For Winter’

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Thankful Morning In My Studio

It’s that glow, the indescribable golden colour dancing in small holes of wood stove door like sunrise through peepholes and the harmony of crackling wood with rain drops on the metal roof makes me sigh almost bursts my heart with … Continue reading

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Solar Powered

 Fall clouds move in, energy drains away, mood turns to grey I waste the day. This is the clue nothing I can do seems I am solar-powered too. ©2015 Sharron R. McMillan

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Remember

There is no place better than where you are, no life easier than yours, no poetry but that which a heart hears and no performance necessary. ©Sharron R. McMillan Excerpt from “On Performing”

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I Miss you Mr. Willow

You stood tall, strong and solid as I passed you every morning on the way to my studio. Fungus grew around your base but I never thought you’d die. And now there is a gap where you belonged for many, … Continue reading

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Seventeen Years – Have we learned anything at all. . .

Have we learned anything at all about hatred, racism, anger. Did all those innocent people die in vain or can we say the world is a better, safer place since then. I wonder. ©2018 Sharron R. McMillan

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A Magic Garden That I Know

A magic garden that I know. . .Where red birds sing and blue frogs grow. . . Where ducks stop in and then they stay. . . and raccoon’s favourite place to play. A magic garden that I know. . … Continue reading

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Wash Day

I like wash day. Sorting, folding clean, fresh clothes Put away, tidy, organized. Clean, empty hampers – small accomplishment, big satisfaction. Something is orderly in my life on wash days. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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One Golden Plum

Our whole golden plum crop – one golden plum. We shared it and it tasted divine. ©Sharron R. McMillan  

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