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Morning In My Studio

When I shut my studio door I lock out the woes of the world for a few hours. I’m looking out to a sea of ferns, still, quiet surrounded by cedar, alder and maple trees sanding tall, straight, unafraid. The … Continue reading

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What The Statistics Mean

More sick, more deaths, more grief, more pain. But to many who read them it means relief, comfort, thankfulness because we are not counted among them – yet. I wonder why taking precautions is so difficult for some people, as … Continue reading

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I’m Going Back to Cookbooks

I’m going back to good old cook books. I know the internet is full of information, easy to access and instant but every site is covered over with things to sign up for, things popping up about everything from suggestions … Continue reading

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Focus

At times we see life through wide-angled lens, complete and beautiful. But focus changes. Pain, disappointment, fear filter our perspective and the world never looks the same again. Rose coloured filters may help for awhile but more often we just … Continue reading

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Hermit Moments

Hermit Moments with yourself, by yourself, accepting yourself, loving yourself, learning all the wisdom of the world. ©2015 Sharron R. McMillan

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Times Have Changed For Poets

Years I spent typing out my words on an Underwood typewriter with carbon paper between the pages, folding, sealing, stamping, mailing waiting. Waiting to hear from publisher, editor, friend. I had to include stamps for my own rejection slips. NOW … Continue reading

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Yucca Flowers

Yucca gloriosa Evergreen shrub-like plant. Can grow to heights above 16 feet. Thick stem. Water seldom and sparingly. Very hardy. Thrives in sandy, well-drained soil and in heat and humidity. Leaves up to 2’ long, 2-3” wide, spines at tips. Leaf … Continue reading

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I Saw Two Elk In The Woods

Big! Majestic! You can’t see them unless you stand perfectly still. Then what appears to be a tree trunk, in the distance, moves. A very big elk cow looking at us. There, another moving slowly away. One movement from us … Continue reading

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Five A.M. In My Studio

I showed up, but not my muse – pen and paper, just a ruse. What to do when words don’t come, sit and stare, is all I’ve done. Thoughts skip in then disappear, no ideas, nothing here but sun beams … Continue reading

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Vistas

Look past ferns and saplings, between cedar and maple where light illumines something further away than eyes can see. Vistas in woods and life, distant points yet to explore. Go there, moving always towards unseen prospects and points of view. … Continue reading

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Daughters As Neighbours

Takes time to reshape from mother to neighbour, from daughter to neighbour. Each aware of the need for fences and gates that define a healthy, happy neighbourhood. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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Literary Writers

Literary Writers write other people’s words, use successful people’s names, recall famous people’s opinions. In other words, to be considered a writer one must parrot well what has already been written to somehow prove one is well read, clever and … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds of Life

Hard to describe the sound of a happy fire on a chilly morning – like the sound of my heart when I have my head underwater, or wind through a cracked open window, air sucking in, flames bouncing, wood crackling … Continue reading

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Poet In The Tub

It’s not that easy writing in the tub book edges are wet, blue lines smudge but fluid inspiration is best written when it flows. Submerged in tepid water thoughts unclog and ideas gel, but by the time I’m toweled off … Continue reading

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The Play

The play ended on an unhappy note not how we wrote, nor as we’d hoped. But as the curtain dropped to the floor I heard the closing of a door and knew this drama had just begun, off stage right, … Continue reading

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