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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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Evolvement

We must evolve, we have to evolve or we will end up killing each other off as generations before us have done. We need to learn from our fathers, not emulate them. We must be who they were not in … Continue reading

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From My Serene Spot In The Woods

I send out love to my world healing for those we have wronged, peace for those who know only war and hate, strength for those who are weak and restitution for those who have lost all they valued. Lord help … Continue reading

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Cover Me

Cold, white snow cover me, in a blanket of purity with flakes of truth that are unique. Cover me so that I may rest untroubled beneath your softness, dormant, safe, undisturbed. I know spring will come and I will burst … Continue reading

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Drifting Snow

So soft and white and yet so cold, so quiet, light and yet so bold you influence the great and small, yet think of others not at all. If routine stops because of you no apology is due. You can … Continue reading

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The Enchanted Wood

Walking through the enchanted wood, where nothing happens but anything could. ©2018 Sharron R. McMillan

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