Love Is Like

December 6, 2016

The old quilt . . .

Its softness is enhanced

By age and use.

Its colors faded by the light of many days,

And its fibers show wear

Yet its beauty is all I see,

All I feel,

And all I know.

Its story is one of patience

And of time and effort.

It  contains both pain and pleasure.

The fabrics of many lives intertwined

To become one . . .

It is not one story,

But rather generations of stories

Shared by the fire,

Told over tea,

Revealed as fine thread

Wove scraps of many lives

Into something too beautiful not to share.

By Martha L Shaw – © 12-16-2013

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This lovely quilt, subject of the symbolism in my poem, goes back multiple generations in my family and is approx 150 years old.  Oh, the stories it has to tell me are many!

 

 

 

 

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Mom – Gone But Not Forgotten

December 5, 2016

Mom made these every year and I have the wrinkled scrap she wrote the recipe on.  It has been a trying year but blessings come to mind as well.  I will share the cookies I make thinking of blessings past and knowing more will come!  The joy and the cookies will be shared!  Cider anyone?

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Bits of sugar,

salt and flour

iced and setting on the tray.

Shared memories . . . making new!

By Martha L Shaw – © 12-16-2014

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SCROOGE – 1935

December 5, 2016


Meet & Greet – Christmas Edition

December 2, 2016

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Meet and Greet

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He Leads Me

December 1, 2016

As I wander the garden,

Alone and quiet,

Suddenly I hear the echo of ripples

As though a pebble,

Tossed by an unseen hand,

Bore a message for my soul

Etched in the waters,

No longer still.

My heart knows the news must be shared.

I bend and pick up a pebble of my own.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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OUT OF THIS WORLD -CHILL – #DailyHaikuChallenge

November 30, 2016

 

Oh, you darkened sky!

You! Chill of night surrounds me.

I cannot be fooled!

By Martha L Shaw ©2016

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Should you like to participate in the challenge, simply link back to Morgan’s first post found HERE

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BEHOLD

November 30, 2016

Such beauty

in a faded lily

still smiling in the sun!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2016

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