ALL THAT GLITTERS . . .

February 20, 2017

All that glitters

can be dispersed with the wind

or carried off by a Spring breeze!

Let’s be sure to put on a fresh smile

and a thankful heart

each new day!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017 – 

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A STONE’S THROW

February 18, 2017

 

I took a stroll

On a clear day.

Passing a brook,

I bent to pick up a stone

And tossed it in

And OH the ripples

Spread far and wide

From that one small gesture.

Believe!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017 – words and image

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HEART SPEAK

February 18, 2017

 

Love is not a word to translate

But rather the joining of two hearts,

Two souls as one.

It transcends all differences,

For they become blessings.

If we believe in Love,

We change the world

One heart at a time!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

 

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The Coming

February 17, 2017

Sitting here,

I know today is a dark and cold wintry day

But yesterday

It looked and felt like spring!

Only the bare branches betrayed

What the calendar on my wall tells me.

A knowledge of all that is to come

Heals my soul.

By Martha L Shaw   –  © 2014

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SEEK, SMILE, GIVE THANKS

February 16, 2017

 

I awakened to clouds

Hindering the sunshine

From lifting my spirits

As I approached the new day.

Stretching,

I sipped morning tea

In my quiet place

Saying nothing.

I heard only

The soft restful breaths

From my pup

Who snuggled close to me

And feared nothing.

I found my heart

And soul awakening finally

Then a bit of morning light

Caught my eye

As a bird called out

To her hungry wee ones.

A duet of fluttering wings

Met fluttering leaves

And the last of the raindrops

Rippled on the ground.

There is always beauty to be found.

New days meet new opportunities.

To find, we must

Seek, smile, and give thanks!

I did.

By Martha L Shaw – © 2017

 

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ENCOURAGEMENT DURING THE STORM

February 10, 2017

Seasons Do Change

As the choir sang

In my personal sanctuary

I heard the last bits of the rains of yesterday

Drip from the roof deck above.

Tiny bits of pollen in the air

Caused an itch

Or the occasional twitch,

But brought as well a reminder

Of the coming of spring.

It won’t be long, now.

By Martha L Shaw – ©2014

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What I Learned From A Bird Outside My Window

February 7, 2017

I Wonder . . .

Does the bird

on the branch of the tree in my yard

ponder

“Do I sing out of tune?”

By Martha L Shaw © 2015

YELLOW BIRD


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