Tag: Grandson

Portrait of a Boy

My daughter’s boy is almost tall as I, And swirling thoughts within his tousled head are spinning, myriad mind maps that belie the silent calm facade we see, instead. Snips and snails and caterpillar threads No longer fill the visions he ascribes to, He…

Sibling Musings

Everything hurt! Yet there, beneath the sand, A calming sense of clammy warmth filled me, My brother piled it on, with scoop-filled hands, And devilish and unrelenting glee. Though buried deep, I knew how effortlessly, With burst of will and strength I could arise,…

Silent Sunday

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring

  Weekly Photo Challenge These three photos all scream “Spring” to me. From the unbridled enthusiasm of my grandson, racing to find the most hidden Easter Eggs, to the lovely simplicity of a Lily of The Valley on an outdoor cafe table, on the…

Silent Offerings

This piece was written for Week 33 of the Sunday Photo Fiction Challenge: write a story – Flash Fiction – of around 100-200 words based on the photo below: (http://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/sunday-photo-fiction-november-10th-2013/) Each day, he’d bring a new bit of wood, piece of metal, or scrap of…

Photo Friday: Swift… “The Save”

The Piano Lesson

He sits atop the oversized piano bench, feet dangling, sidling off the edge to press the pedals. He, like his Dad before him, craves the music; is intoxicated by the idea that he can make music; by the notion that he can push a…

Haiku Friday: Summer Sparklers

The haiku below, was inspired by a visit from our two oldest grandsons last night. As dusk descended, along with the threat of a severe thunderstorm, we realized that the lightning bugs were out – en masse! Armed with a few hastily aerated plastic…

“The Rythym of Life”

 

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