Summer Rain


How beautiful is the rain! After the dust and heat, In the broad and fiery street, In the narrow lane, How beautiful is the rain! How it clatters along the roofs, Like the tramp of hoofs How it gushes and struggles out From the throat of the overflowing spout! Across the window-pane It pours and …

Poem by Murathan Mungan.


Graciously translated from Turkish by Okkan Kuş: Nobody is speaking a language I’m like …That nobody believed a deli …Even the author, reading a book …Who never played a song …Never had not been asked a question, I’m like …In the crowds, there are, but I’m not ….. Murathan Mungan. Kimsenin konuşmadığı, bir dil gibiyim… …

There’s a Witch Outside My Window!


 There’s a witch outside my window   and she will not go away.   There’s a gremlin on my doorstep…   and I think he’s there to stay.   There’s a troll demanding candy   and a mummy wanting sweets.   There’s a ghost, a ghoul, a goblin   and they’re clamoring for treats.   …

When the children come home


On a lonely selection far out in the West An old woman works all the day without rest, And she croons, as she toils ‘neath the sky’s glassy dome, `Sure I’ll keep the ould place till the childer come home.’ She mends all the fences, she grubs, and she ploughs, She drives the old horse …

Dawn in Upper Egypt


The feet of the Gods are but half withdrawn; The Colour fringes their garments’ hem, And the stones of the desert remember them. Where the white mists enfold each hill Lingers their brooding presence still; Still, though the glory of Thebes be done, The twin Colossi salute the sun. Lure on lure at the break …

Books, words, wisdom


Paper, ink and thought Fiction and reality Passion and purpose Poetry and prose Map and drawing Monographs and periodicals Card catalog and bar code Reading and research Pleasure and knowledge Wonder of language, The power of words. Books create the wise man, they educate the sage; the erudite strops his intellect with the turn of …

Life Is Changing and And Through It All I Have Learned


I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. I’ve learned that you can tell a …

Great Aussie Poem! – LOL


From Rapolis on Experience Project: The sun was hot already – it was only 8 o’clock The cocky took off in his Ute, to go and check his stock. He drove around the paddocks checking wethers, ewes and lambs, The float valves in the water troughs, the windmills on the dams He stopped and turned a …

Beauty Everywhere!


Mister Peter Scharpach of the site http://reepken.wordpress.com/ brought these wonders to my attention: Exquisite photography by Diane Paquin Photographe: Along one of Diane’s pictures were these words, which I thought a wonderful poem, but are actually the lyrics to a song(Youtube link) by LOREENA McKENNIT: The Mystic’s Dream… A clouded dream on an earthly night Hangs upon the crescent …

Angels Watching!


From Gypsy Spirit Wind : Mages gather, faeries unite, The world is troubled, earth is torn. Astral beings gathering strength, Against the rising, terrible force, … The beast has risen, now awake, This path must run its course. The sirens call, the banshees wail, The armies will assemble, Angels will gather arms of light, Living and …

Slowing our steps in the forest


Credit Picture : Sheila Kuhn Walking along, a community together slowing our steps, the forest before us spending time, lingering there Open to what the creator will show us gifts of this moment to share Entering in, deeper and deeper the pond and its treasure made known An expanse of water, the reeds and the …

…block…


I’ve never known what I take we understand is writer’s block. I can write well past eternity unless unless unless unless Unless I’m not grabbed by an idea or until I grab hold. And I’m well past midnight-stiff, startled, appalled. That I’ve grabbed hold and shaped and crafted and exulted six hundred six thousand six …