doings….

There are to dos in this world

always needing to be done

Your days will be brighter,

your tomorrows lighter,

if within them

you can find the fun…

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ellie894 November 3, 2020

a night’s tales…

I nearly rocked myself to sleep

With the swaying of the swing

But I could not bear

To leave and go inside

As the night lowered

So gently

All round me

Darkness without yet a moon

Fireflies dancing from

Out of the heart of the woods

And I wonder

Are they stars come to visit

Or are the stars, fireflies

Making the heavens, home

My eyes are heavy

The swing slows

And, the owl beckons me

To listen…

As the enchanted breeze

Begins to blow

I see so little here

Yet my heart is full

With the knowing

Of the night’s tales

Feathered who’s

Sparkling nows

Magical anywhere’s

Why’s and how’s

As on the swing

my dreams I keep

And nearly

Rock myself, away to sleep…

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ellie894 April 8, 2020

whoever said…

Whoever said that grasshoppers are green

Or that only in the grass they are to be seen

A tree is a grand throne from which time may pass

And the color of the sun will warmly last

He looks very well to me

And quite as happy as ever he could be

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ellie894 September 8, 2019

tranquility…

I am sleepy

Even though I slept

Even though I dreamed..

Now here before me

Above is at peace with below

If I breathe very deeply

Can I take this tranquility with me

Wherever I may go…

****

ellie894 August 17, 2019

thanks and giving…

This day began before dawn under an endless starry sky

There is a deep silence then that eludes the ticking clock

A hushed world at peace with itself

I sense the dogs nearby more than I can see or hear them

Shadows of eternal love that are ever close to me

Among the tallest pines of the faery wood a bevy of doves

Flutter their sweet wings in well wishes to us

My thoughts are as soft as this moment

With invisible giving at rest in my soul

Time, as right now as it is endless

Kindness, as gentle as the morning frost

Laughter, as joyful as the whispering breeze

Friendship, as easing as the shade of a hot afternoon

Compassion, as healing as the deepest waters

Love, as brilliant as the setting sun

For all of these gifts so freely given to me without wrapping or bows

From heart to tender heart

I am ever so thankful…

May each of you have beauty and joy this day and always…

suzanne ❤️

November 22, 2018

dusty eyes…

Hotter than hot…

Then, the temperature dropped

Twenty degrees in twenty minutes

July became October before my dusty eyes

Clouds rolled steady from the north

Thunder rumbled from the south

As Zeus and Ares played

At knocking down the pins

Of mount Olympus

The sky opened up and let loose

Glorious summer Rain!

Welcome as the softest blanket

Covering everything in satin shimmer

We were caught and nowhere to go

But onward down the path

Under dripping forest leaves

Shall we go around again?

I asked my loyal companions

Soaking wet from nose to tails

Answered they, without delay

Yes indeed!

And added, please

So once again, we took a spin

In the lovely sky’s surprise

It washed me through

And I saw you

No more dusty eyes…

****

ellie894 July 2018

turn it up a notch…

Piggle wiggle giggle…

Thumpity bumpity wumpity…

Which will it be

Between you and me

Hopping and bopping

Or

Steaming and singing

Or

Super slow turtles

who cowabunga dude

When they’re in the right mood

Can you hear us…

Way over there…

Our joyful sound

That drowns all despair

No?

Well then…

We’ll turn it up a notch

Just for you…

****

ellie894 April 2018

a muffin and a puffin…

A muffin like a puffin won’t be nothin

Without a berry or a cherry or a wee small bit of dairy

A puffin like a muffin won’t be nothin

Without a feather or a beak or some orange upon his cheek

But a muffin and a puffin have it all

A berry and a feather, a cherry and a beak, a wee small bit of dairy and some orange upon his cheek

Yep, a muffin and a puffin have lots more than nothin

Gosh, ain’t they somethin!

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Written and photographed by Ellie894 February 2018