Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom: Be Present


The internet has made me a collector of quotes.  It seemed a waste for quotes to just sit on my Pinterest board.  I thought perhaps I'd start sharing a few on Wednesdays.  


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wednesday Wisdom: Next Steps

The internet has made me a collector of quotes.  It seemed a waste for quotes to just sit on my Pinterest board.  I thought perhaps I'd start sharing a few on Wednesdays.  







Tonight's White Night

In February
we will be ready
for it
to end.

We will tire
of the bitter cold,
the slippery streets,
the colorless days.

Tonight,
however,
we marvel
at glistening white.

The first snows
dress the world
in glittering gowns
of white.

Billowy flakes
float delicately
in a dance
to the earth.

Snow cloaks branches,
blanketing endless brown;
brightening earth's
masterpiece.

In a few months,
we will wish
for green,
yellow, and pink.

But tonight
as the full moon
illuminates
the splendor.

Tonight,
we marvel
in the majestic silence
of a first white night.

© Cathy L. Mere, 2016






Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Slice of Life: A Writer's Nudge


this space
has been quiet 
for some time.
waiting.
for words to return.
for time to slow.

there are
the usual
excuses.
of days lost.
of great demands.
of busy days, 
tired nights.

in truth,
time spent 
in ways
unproductive.

a friend reminds,
with the understanding 
of another 
who has fought 
the same fight,
wrestled 
the same demon,
"You need to get back
to the page." 

another inquires,
"What are you writing?"
interest genuine.
my silence speaks.
she knows 
the struggle.
this knowing
rests between us.

their words
spin in my mind.
for days.
weeks.
my fingers
grow restless.
tired of stillness.

still
i wait
for time to slow
for words to return.
of course
this doesn't happen
until in the quiet
i return
to this space.
to try
yet again.   


© Cathy L. Mere, 2016 



It's Tuesday.  Today I'm joining the Slice of Life Challenge hosted at Two Writing Teachers Stop by today's link up to join the conversation or find some great reading.


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