Category Archives: art

The After Image

Just recently I discovered a great-aunt, Georgiana Houghton, who was an artist and is now becoming well-known. She lived in the late 19th century, and her paintings are incredible, I’ve posted one here … A THE AFTER IMAGE                                        celebrate the … Continue reading

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Drawn into Words

I’ve written poetry all my life, starting when I was about six. Poetry first, short or long stories, whatever it takes to string one word after another … DRAWN INTO WORDS the first seduction –                     a line of ecstatic red … Continue reading

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Mother and Baby

It’s almost Christmas Day. We get so hyped up on gift-giving, stockings, tree, the fun of having family around, that sometimes we forget the reason for it all … MOTHER AND BABY                the wail of a newborn stills as the … Continue reading

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Spring Senryu

The sounds of spring are as varied as music: birds, joggers, wind in lilac, lawn-mowers, click of cameras. There are lots more, listen and count the variety of sounds; here are a few  … A A short lengths     … Continue reading

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Martine’s Briefcase

I was in a Grade IV classroom last spring and the teacher’s briefcase stays in memory, mostly because she was a teacher-librarian, no one busier, always on the run, always cheerful, willing … one great lady … with a bulging … Continue reading

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The Yellow Crayon

Anytime is good to send the imagination winging in every possible direction and nothing is what is seems, even ordinary things have a gift beyond themselves, anything can be something else … … A A THE YELLOW CRAYON                                    the child … Continue reading

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