Category Archives: children’s games

The Invisibility

Hallowe’en: it’s Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere, and Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere, both beginning at sunset of this day, October 31! Not only trick-or-treat day, but the Eve of All Saints Day so anything can happen … THE INVISIBILITY … Continue reading

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Child on a Swing

Easter! Flowers, Easter eggs, Family, Chocolate … what more can anyone want? Daffodils … rabbits … A CHILD ON A SWING I saw this child among an alchemy of angels                         polished, sun-bright brazen in flying delight he went skyways high … Continue reading

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Ecstatic Angels

One of those evenings when the only thing to do is to go out and play in the snow. Be children all over again …. A ECSTATIC ANGELS                                          I lie in the snow swishing wondrous arcs with arms and legs … Continue reading

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Games All Year

The newspaper announced the other day that it’s ‘the silly season’. I’m not sure what they meant but perhaps we challenge ourselves in different ways? Stand on one foot for an hour, skip rope for a day? Climb a mountain? … Continue reading

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3 tanka

It’s Spring in the Northern Hemisphere. I’ve caught glimpses of the small joys of spring-time, flowers in bud, skipping ropes in use … and here are a few more, as tanka … Summer is in the air … A A … Continue reading

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3 Rain Haiku

Never mind April showers, we’ve had a session of rain all day. Rain all night. Rain while I’m walking. Being dripped on. Puddles. Grey skies. There has to be something good going on: bringing up seeds, toddlers making splashes … A A … Continue reading

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Child and Mother in a Field

I’m beginning to hear ‘I want …’ this or that for Christmas. So why not ask for the impossible or the improbable? Ask for peace on earth, friendship between countries … Ask for homes for the homeless, food for the … Continue reading

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