Tag Archives: poetry

An Owl From Spangle

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There once was an owl from Spangle

Who could dance the midnight tangle,

He could dip and sway

Other birds did say –

From a branch at any angle.

Just a little Limerick to give you a smile today!

Cheers!  🙂

Christmas Ornaments

I have been thinking about my handmade Christmas card for this year when this poem came to me:

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And here are some of my favorite ornaments hanging on our Christmas tree…

A handmade heart my grandma made many years ago:

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An ornament saved from my childhood that reminds me of the family tree:

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And one an artist friend painted:

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Each one holds a special place in my heart just for me!

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday!  Cheers!!  🙂

P.S.  Do you have a special ornament that you cherish?  I would love to hear about it!

Air Cool And Crisp

We closed up our lake place yesterday.  My feelings are bittersweet.  I will miss the mountains, the lake, our friends and our weekend “get aways!”  Yet I’m looking forward to being home, snuggling with my cat while reading a good book and creating more art!  🙂

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Brilliant blue sky,

Air cool and crisp…

Clouds form –

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Pinecones fall,

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Leaves change…

And Autumn begins!

Wishing you a Sunny Sunday Friends!  🙂

Poor Aunt Penny

Sometimes it is just fun to play with color and patterns.  I painted these ants on 140 lb cold press Khadi paper with Winsor & Newton watercolors:

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And then I made up this silly poem:

I remember my poor Aunt Penny,

Who loved squishing ants with her tennies,

Until one day,

The ants carried her away,

When she stepped on one too many!

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I hope you get “carried away” creating art today!  Happy Saturday!  🙂

Bare Branches

snow nests in branches

Bare branches bitter-cold

Winter’s blue crystals it does hold,

Against a sky so brilliantly bold!

Sometimes it is difficult for me to find beauty in winter.  On this particular cold day with temperatures in the teens, the snow clung to the branches and reminded me of bird nests.

May you discover hidden beauty in your world!

Cheers!

No Vacancy?

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No Vacancy?

 I wonder how a star so bright,

Could not be seen on that starry night?

The keeper of the Inn said; “Go Away,”

When Joseph knocked on his door that day.

Was he thinking, “I can’t spare the time!

Don’t ask me for another dime!

My days are short but demands are great…

Don’t add more tasks to my plate!”

What if he had stopped awhile,

And noticed Mary, due with child.

Would he have been more kind indeed

To see she was someone in need?

Or did he stare and judge the pair,

Then look away without a care?

Their clothes were worn and soiled too

They did not fit in, this wouldn’t do.

Without the Inn, prospects were dim

Yet Joseph did not surrender or give in.

He knew God had a bigger plan

One, he did not understand.

 

So he led Mary to a stable near.

I wonder did she feel any fear?

Knowing she’d give birth in the hay

Did she doubt God in any way?

I can only imagine Mary’s delight

Holding the Christ Child on that Holy night

Her fears and worries turned to joy

When she gave birth to that little boy.

Do YOU accept this gift of love?

Sent to all from God above

A Savior born is Christ the King!

Can you hear the angels sing?!

It does not cost you a dime you see

Christ paid the price for you and me.

Unlock the door to your heart today

Invite Christ in, do not delay!

By Jill K Kuhn, December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Cheers!  🙂

Creative Courgettes

According to Wikipedia, Courgette is French for Zucchini!

A friend recently gave me a large Zucc – 11 inches in length:

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I hope to make Gluten-Free Zucchini bread with it.   🙂

It got me thinking about how versatile this vegetable is – so I created a poem to go with some Zucchini inspired art:

Zucchini Bread                                                                                                          Cookies and cake                                                                                                                  Is there anything –                                                                                                           This veggie cannot make?

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Pizza and noodles                                                                                                      Omelets galore                                                                                                                  This vegetable is never                                                                                                      Ever a bore!

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A stir fry perhaps?                                                                                                            Maybe a Quiche?                                                                                                                It’s versatile uses  –                                                                                                               Are very unique!

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It shreds, it fries –                                                                                                         Chops and it blends                                                                                                             It seems to me,                                                                                                                   It’s bounty never ends!

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Happy Cooking Creatively!  🙂

A Path In The Woods – Post 3 of 3

I started my poem on Monday of this week and posted my second part on Wednesday.   Here is the completion of my poem.

I walked the path today:

the path for day 3

You know the one…

Where the Yarrow grows wild:

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By the creek:

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And nature unfolds her beauty:

purple flowers for day 3

As one season ends and the next one begins:

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I hope you have enjoyed taking a walk in the woods with me.  🙂

Happy Friday!

A Path In The Woods – Post 2 of 3

This is my second part for a poem I started on Monday.

I walked the path today:

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You know the one…

Over the bridge:

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By the creek:

the creek day 2 of poem

Where a bench awaits:

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And we can let our thoughts drift like leaves floating on the water:

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I will complete my poem this Friday, August 21st.

May you find peace in the beauty around you today!  🙂