Category: Inspiration

sparrows and evergreens

A post from October 2012

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

A routine day, the best kind: cooking vegetables, errands, and writing projects.  Madeleine L’Engle taught me to “serve the work,” and that we all do our part.  Maybe that’s why the birds and evergreens speak to me today.  I don’t see the differences in their sizes; I see one painting.

many sparrows play
in evergreen trees
perfect harmony

The image is from Japanese Design,
courtesy of Dover Publications.

Walking On Water: Reflections On Faith And Art, by Madeleine L’Engle (North Point Press; Copyright 1980 by Crosswicks).

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Flowers, Art, tinywords

Today I stopped at Caan Floral & Greenhouses in Sheboygan.  I had not been there in a long time and bought some flowers.  I was pleasantly surprised to see their gifts by Kelly Rae Roberts.

I believe I learned of Kelly Rae Roberts from Christine Mason Miller and Wendy Brightbill.

So wonderful to see art online also find a presence in stores.  Caan’s is a wonderful place to visit in winter too!

When I came home and checked my email, I learned a new issue of tinywords begins today.

The Snow Falls

the snow falls
and the sun rises

I see the sun reflected
in a neighbor’s window

the snow falls
on everything

evergreen branches
picnic tables, rocks, grass

planters left untouched
for just this reason

the snow falls
on everything

also the graves
the fields that were
parched

this gentle healing
snowfall

Blessings, Ellen