Tag Archive | Thoughts

#PoeticThursday . . . . The Carol Singers




The Carol Singers

Last night the carol-singers came
When I had gone to bed,
Upon the crisp white path outside
I heard them softly tread.

I sat upright to listen, for
I knew they came to tell,
Of all the things that happened on
The very first Noel.

Upon my ceiling flickering
I saw their lantern glow,
And then they sang their carols sweet
Of Christmas long ago.

And when at last they went away,
Their carol-singing done,
There was a little boy who wished
They’d only just begun.


by Margaret G. Rhodes.











Artist Frances Tyrrell
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May you have the courage





May you have the courage
to break the patterns in your life
that are no longer serving you.











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New Week Inspiration ❤️ ☀ . . . . New Every Morning






New Every Morning

Every day is a fresh beginning,
Listen my soul to the glad refrain.
And, spite of old sorrows
And older sinning,
Troubles forecasted
And possible pain,
Take heart with the day and begin again.

~ Susan Coolidge.










Artist Bettina Baldassarri
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#FridayFantasy . . . Turquoise, the magical birthstone of December






If cold December gave you birth—
The month of snow, and ice, and mirth—
Place on your hand a turquoise blue,
Success will bless whate’er you do.

~Author unknown, “A Gem for Every Month,” c.1883












Artist Angela R. Sasser
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#TenderTuesday . . . Mystical magical misty eve




Mystical magical misty eve
Like a veil of protection we all sometimes need
Thoughts of times long ago
Hands holding warm glow
Winter’s night often bring
Memories of cosy nights at home
Sat with love ones fire bright
Talking laughing into the night
Hot chocolate mince pies
Warmth flickering before our eyes
Shapes appearing as the fire builds
Wondering, playing games, naming the shapes
Sleepy contented complete
Magical Mystical Winter’s Eve.

~ Shalimar










Artist Danny Abraham
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December!




A Calendar Of Sonnets – December

The lakes of ice gleam bluer than the lakes
Of water ‘neath the summer sunshine gleamed:
Far fairer than when placidly it streamed,
The brook its frozen architecture makes,
And under bridges white its swift way takes.
Snow comes and goes as messenger who dreamed
Might linger on the road; or one who deemed
His message hostile gently for their sakes
Who listened might reveal it by degrees.
We gird against the cold of winter wind
Our loins now with mighty bands of sleep,
In longest, darkest nights take rest and ease,
And every shortening day, as shadows creep
O’er the brief noontide, fresh surprises find.

Helen Hunt Jackson












Artist Jo Grundy
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