Winter’s Done

Sleigh in sun
winter’s done.
Hurrah!

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Who Lives Here

Who lives here, I wonder,
a perfect place to hide.
I wish I was small enough
to crawl right inside.

©2017 Sharron R. McMillan

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A Poem by any other name. . .


. . . is still a Poem.

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A Writer

My studio

A Writer
is simply
a Photographer
of Thoughts.

Brandon A. Trean

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Inheritance

A pocket of nature
filled with birdsong and beauty,
fresh air and wild life,
where unconditional love is planted
and nurtured,
where respect is harvested daily
and where dreams grow roots
and thrive,
a much more valuable heritage
for our children and grandchildren
than all the gold
or possessions
we could have accumulated.

©2017 Sharron R. McMillan

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Almost Forgotten Forget-Me-Nots

Chinese Forget-Me-Not Cynoglossum amabile

There they are! 
Sweet blue forget-me-not blooms
remember,
warm spring days,
sun on your face
and the scent of moist dirt
in beds full of flowers.
I really do think
it must be spring.

©2017 Sharron R. McMillan

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Anemone

 

Wood Anemone

I am like an anemone
I close up in the rain
I’m not afraid of getting wet
don’t want to be, again.

©Sharron R. McMillan

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Chipping and Shredding

This has got to be one of the most satisfying jobs I’ve done outside.  Piles of branches, twigs and garden refuse strewn around the acreage all reduced to lovely piles of mulch for the orchard.  It’s a noisy process but worth the short time it takes to see such progress.

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All Is Well

witch hazel blossoms

All is well and all manner of things shall be well.
~T.S. Elliot

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Spring Is Near

Robin

Welcome, welcome, little stranger,
Fear no harm, and fear no danger;
We are glad to see you here,
For you sing “Sweet Spring is near.”
~Louisa May Alcott, “To The First Robin,” 1840

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Possibilities and Potential

Honeysuckle waking up.

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
~Pope John XXIII

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