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by Mary Oliver

Did you too see it, drifting, all night, on the black river?
Did you see it in the morning, rising into the silvery air -
An armful of white blossoms,
A perfect commotion of silk and linen as it leaned
into the bondage of its wings; a snowbank, a bank of lilies,
Biting the air with its black [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Sep 29th 2010

…and in the morning, we will remember them.

In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on Nov 11th 2009

Autumn Fires
In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!
Robert Louis Stevenson

20 Comments CherryPie on Sep 9th 2009

Filed under Heritage

Flodden Field

The photographs in yesterday’s blog post were taken at Flodden Field, which over the years has witnessed many battles between the English and the Scots.  One of the most famous battles was the Battle of Braxton Moor which is more commonly known as the Battle of Flodden Field.  It is hard to believe that such [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Sep 8th 2009

I leave my heart in an English garden,
Safe where the elm and the oak stand by.
Tho’ the years rise and roll away
Still shall those watchmen stay,
Bold in the blue of an English sky.
Breezes in the long grass ruffling my hair,
Hollyhock and bluebell scenting the air,
Nothing in the world can ever be
Such a sweet memory:
Nothing in [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 20th 2009

Filed under Books

Between the Moons

I was so pleased that Sean posted about this beautiful book of poetry and photography by Janice Thompson.  It is just the sort of book that would look great on a coffee table.
The post also prompted me to check out her blogs which I found to be full of beautiful poems, photographs and paintings.
I [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 17th 2009

A Man in the Shed SillyWeek post:
One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead boys got up to fight,
Back to back they faced each other,
Drew their swords and shot each other,
One was blind and the other couldn’t, see
So they chose a dummy for a referee.
A blind man went to see fair play,
A [...]

19 Comments CherryPie on Jul 27th 2009

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