Just want to wish everyone a healthy and happy new year. May 2013 bring peace and safety to all parts of the world. Thank you, my blogging friends, for your interest and support in me and my imperfect blog. I’m amazed by the warmth and caring I’ve found here. I can’t tell you how I’ve benefited from knowing you. I hope to have more to give to you in 2013. Love and hugs. XO Mary
This morning I ordered the 2013 Poet’s Market from Amazon. I’ve made a promise to myself to send out at least one poem a month. I haven’t tried to publish in literary magazines or small presses in years. I hate the business end of it and would rather spend the time creating but it IS nice, once in awhile, to see my poems in print along with other poets. Also, at this time in my life, sending out the poems gives me a purpose, something to look forward to, whether the poems are published or not. My life has become so humdrum, so void of freshness or excitement. This will be an adventure.
Happy holidays to my fellow bloggers and other friends who stop by. I wish you peace and many blessings now and always.
- My Top (and Bottom) 10 Favorite Christmas Songs of All-Time (mommabethyname.com)
I celebrate the maple tree
its late fiery brilliance
birds who stayed
when others followed
the sun and stars
gray squirrels snuggling
in winter nests
spotted rabbits sleeping
grass damp recent rains
leaves torn by the wind
dogs walkers drivers
dashing down Luster
this bright sun room
where I sit
wrapped in velvet
eating toast and
my dog curled up
next to me
the thick richness
of this day
lifted from the bones
of a dewy night
(c) Mary Harrison, 11/22/2012
Happy Thanksgiving to my followers and friends!
arched & rising
from the floor
to rest a chin
or lay a head
to cradle & comfort
(c) Mary Harrison, 8-4-12
I’ve shrunk with age; parts of me have fallen, and wrinkled and changed in other ways; but my mind, heart and soul are ageless.
I’m unable to go very far without a walker or wheelchair.
It’s no longer safe for me to drive.
I have to break up tasks with periods of rest.
As my friends and family pass away, I’m becoming more and more isolated.
I have medical problems that will never be cured.
I am no longer desirable.
I’m lonely, sorrowful, regretful for past thoughts and deeds.
But I own my own home.
I feed and dress myself every day.
I prepare healthy, tasty meals.
I have a library of books I’m reading through.
Nature is always there.
I can still learn
and embrace the beauty of the world.
I have friends I visit with on the phone.
I can stop expecting a better me,
a richer life,
the sun always shining.
I can be in each moment
accept my life as it is,
forgive myself and others.
I have much to be grateful for.
The amazing thing is–
Joy! I’m here!
I want to apologize to my readers. I have a bad case of carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands–the palms and all fingers. And the right hand is worse! I’ll be out of commission for a while but I’ll be back as soon as I can type with my right hand without making the condition worse. I hope it will be soon. I look forward to reading your posts. I feel like I’ve been cut off from the world! Bless you all!