Tag Archives: love

Lost

It’s Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, and Saint Valentine’s Day today, February 14. The latter started as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honouring an early saint named Valentinus. It’s not a public holiday but it’s a big celebration … Continue reading

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Keep Friendship

The title of this poem is from Boswell’s Life of Dr. Johnson, v.1, p.182. I find it a constant reminder of how I should keep in touch with friends old and new. Sometimes it’s difficult due to lack of time, … Continue reading

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The Most Essential Thing

The title of this poem is a quote from Sir William Osler, a Canadian physician and one of the four founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. And friends are the glue of life; they hold us together when things go … Continue reading

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Joyous Day

It was a truly wonderful wedding day: family, close friends, joy and delight all round. So happy for them. And, because they’re marathoners, tri-athletes, here’s for them … A JOYOUS DAY stride down the skies in quick-march-time slide across lakes … Continue reading

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Wedding senryu

We’ve a family wedding coming up this weekend, a fantastic time for it to happen with so much to be thankful for: that they met, that they are so much in love, and that we can be there … A … Continue reading

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Lilac

The full, heavy, heads of lilac weigh down the branches, bending under rain, lifting in sunlight. I love the scent of the flowers, and this poem is a rondeau … A LILAC where lilac leans its purple weight,         honey-seeking bees … Continue reading

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Varied Journeys

It’s our anniversary today. It’ll be a quiet celebration, heart-felt just the same. We’re together and that’s what counts. I wrote this poem for our fortieth and it still holds true … A VARIED JOURNEYS how far did we promise?                          … Continue reading

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