Porch Swing in September

(I’m not quite ready for the porch swinging to end! But I know those days are coming.) Porch Swing in September by Ted Kooser The porch swing hangs fixed in a morning sun that bleaches its gray slats, its flowered cushion whose flowers have faded, like those of...

Year in Review (2018)

  For the first time, here is a list of writing highlights for me this past year. I am not sure if this will be an annual thing, but here it is! As I quickly and briefly look back upon the year, I see a few “firsts”, which are below. Writing...

Christmas Eve (by Christina Rossetti)

    God makes a promise in Genesis after Adam and Eve sin: And I will put enmity     between you and the woman,     and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head,     and you will strike his heel.  ~ Genesis 3:15   The promise spoken...

Andalusian Dream {poem}

Andalusian Dream   Closing my eyes to find the cobalt sky reaching down to touch the sea, not knowing whither it ends or begins   Searching along the shore near Malaga I hear her shoes tapping like we were back in Seville and buying dresses off the streets...