Tag Archives: motherhood

Terms of Endearment

I have had many nicknames over the years, from the inevitable adolescent reflections on my anatomy, an avenue we will not explore here thank-you-very-much, to the classically inspired… and just about everything in between.  Most have had a literary inspiration, … Continue reading

Posted in Books, france and vincent, Goddess, Heart of Albion, Humour, Lord of the Rings, Mythology, Spirituality, Tolkein | Tagged , , , , , , | 57 Comments

Flowers… Life Lines

  There were flowers. Orchids pinned upon a mother’s breast, All lace and diamonds. Long black gloves And painted lips, As she left, laughing. A child who watched As the door closed. * There were flowers… Yellow tulips, Cellophane and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, france and vincent, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The only holiday catalog you’ll ever need. PLUS: the WINNER! #humor #Christmas ~ Barb Taub

Reblogged from Barb Taub, where her gorgeous dog, Peri announces the winner of a copy of my Ani’s Doggerel….and Barb launches her own unique take on the Christmas catalogue… My dog Peri wants to announce the winner of her friend … Continue reading

Posted in reblog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Around the flames

The year turns towards winter, pulling first a blanket of leaves and mist over its face before veiling itself in frost and snow. It is a time when many traditions remember the dead, the past or the holy. On a … Continue reading

Posted in Life | Tagged , , , , | 43 Comments

Four letter word

“Who do you love best?” I overheard a conversation between mother and her small child and remembered my own sons asking me this question when they were very small. I imagine it is one many children throw at their parents … Continue reading

Posted in Love, Spirituality, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Irony…

If I say that I spent the day in a hot tub, does that conjure for you an image of decadence, pampering and relaxation? Do you think of lazing beneath the sunlit blue of a warm spring sky, champagne, perhaps, … Continue reading

Posted in Humour | Tagged , , , , | 44 Comments

Flowers…

  There were always flowers. Orchids pinned upon a mother’s breast, All lace and diamonds. Long black gloves And painted lips, As she left, laughing. A child who watched As the door closed. There were flowers… Yellow tulips, Cellophane and … Continue reading

Posted in Photography, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | 102 Comments

A photograph…

Looking for photographs, I opened a folder on the computer. The first image I came across had me unexpectedly in tears. I have seen it hundreds of times and simply smiled, if a little wistfully. Yet this time, for some … Continue reading

Posted in family, Love | Tagged , , , , , , | 78 Comments

#writephoto Fading – Robbie Cheadle

Sue Vincent has given us the word fading and the photograph above for her Thursday photo prompt. You can join in the fun here: https://scvincent.com/2017/09/07/thursday-photo-prompt-fading-writephoto/. This is what this combination conjured up for me. Fading Our holiday feels long ago … Continue reading

Posted in photo prompt, Photography, Poetry | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

The walking dead…

We had been engaged in one of those long existential debates, discussing life, death and the possibilities of what might come before and after. The debate had gone on for some time, discussion had gone deep and we had covered … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Memories, Photography, Spirituality, The Silent Eye | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments