TRYST #WRITEPHOTO

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A TRYST WITH THE CREATOR

This is always my favorite part of the day, when the world is quiet and asleep.  I poured myself a cup of coffee and took it out to the porch to watch the sunrise.  I have done this thousands of times and the ghosts of summers pasts accompanied me.  Some of those ghosts were not welcome guests.  They reminded me of my shortcomings and mistakes.  And, some of those ghosts were welcome friends reminding me of my younger self, my children when they were little, and the friends who have come and stayed with us at the summerhouse over the many summers.

The birds soon awoke and starting calling out to each other and I was reminded of an old hymn, “This is the day that the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it.”  I silently thanked the Creator for the message and started my day.

This is written in response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, https://www.scvincent.com/2016/02//thursday-photo-prompt-TRYSTwritephoto

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SWAN #WRITEPHOTO

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SWAN SONG

I floated mutely

in the dark,

until I reached

the holy mark.

Alone and dying

in the park,

I sang my song

in the dark.

References in classical literature include the belief that upon death the otherwise-silent mute swan would sing beautifully—hence the phrase swan song.

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This is written in response to Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, https://scvincent.com/2017/01/12/thursday-photo-prompt-SWANwritephoto

ALL NEW WRITER’S QUOTE CHALLENGE

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge.

This is Jacqueline’s week and her prompt follows:

“We are all vessels. The question is what are the contents of your vessel?” Jacqueline

My thoughts this week turn to the new year of 2017 approaching and Jacqueline’s quote left me thinking about how we are all vessels sailing into the new year with hope for the future.  The following poem spoke to me:

Upon the bridge you stand;
It’s your ship, aye, your own ship,
And you are in command.
Just what the twelve months’ trip will do
Rests wholly, solely, friend, with you.

Your logbook kept from day to day
My friend, what will it show?
Have you on your appointed way
Made progress, yes or no?
The log will tell, like guiding star,
The sort of captain that you are.

For weal or woe this year is yours;
Your ship is on life’s sea
Your acts, as captain, must decide
Whichever it shall be;
So now in starting on your trip,
into the New Year!

ANONYMOUS

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ALL NEW WRITER’S QUOTE CHALLENGE

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Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge.

Here is my offering for this week just in time for Christmas:

“Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe.”  Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express.

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MY CHRISTMAS OFFERING TO YOU

May the message of Christmas

Ring out like a bell

True and sweet,

May it be embraced by 

Young and old alike,

Peace on our earth

And good will to all.

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ALL NEW WRITER’S QUOTE CHALLENGE

invitation-shel-silverstein

Bernadette at http://www.HaddonMusings.com

Jacqueline at http://www.Acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

Jacqueline and I invite you to join in on our blogging event called The Writer’s Quote Challenge.

Here is my offering for this week:

“I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.”

— Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell.

CHRISTMAS PROCRASTINATION

Presents unwrapped!

Cookies unbaked!

Tree undecorated!

Dinner uncooked!

I can’t think about that right now.

If I do, I’ll go crazy.

I’ll think about it tomorrow.

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