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Poetry Friday

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We Shake with Joy We shake with joy, we shake with grief. What a time they have, these two housed as they are in the same body. Mary Oliver

Shedding Our Masks on #WorldMentalHealthDay

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Today is World Mental Health Day, which is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental… Continue reading

On Birthdays and Ageing

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Today is my birthday. I am now of a “certain age”, but like my mother before me, I don’t talk about age.  Anne Lamott is a writer I admire hugely and her quote… Continue reading

Thoughts on #NationalPoetryDay

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According to my Twitter timeline, today is #NationalPoetryDay. I’m not quite sure how this differs from  World Poetry Day – is this global or national for whom? But wherever and however it’s celebrated,… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: When The Roses Speak

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When The Roses Speak (flowers on my desk) ​​​​​​​As long as we are able to be extravagant, ​​​​​​​we will be hugely and damply extravagant. ​​​​​​​Then we will drop foil by foil to the… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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What’s The First Thing You Thought About This Morning? #WritingPromp

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If I am encouraging you to take up my weekly writing prompt, I really should be joining you. I need the inspiration too!  The first thing I thought of this morning was the… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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The Swan   Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river? Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air – An armful of white blossoms, A… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Poetry: Tis a Fearful Thing ‘Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch. A fearful thing to love, to hope, to dream, to be – to be, And oh, to lose.… Continue reading