Category Archives: Poetry

October Poetry

November 2 – How could anyone step out on the front porch or walk around in the pastures or what’s left of the garden, without bringing to mind the delightful poem October’s Bright Blue Weather by Helen Hunt Jackson? She was … Continue reading

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A Piece on Poetry

November 15 – Just finished reading a couple e-mails, including one from our son David who is a talented poet! Actually both of our kids grew up enjoying poetry of all kinds, especially the limericks and humorous ones with the … Continue reading

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October and June

October 7 – When I was back in grade school so many years ago, I didn’t like the poem about October’s bright blue weather, because of the beginning lines: O suns and skies and clouds of June, And flowers of June … Continue reading

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The Midnight Message of Paul Revere

April 26 – As I was typing this blog, I suddenly thought of a date just about a week ago (April 18) and the related poem The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere by Longfellow. As I have mentioned before, I … Continue reading

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Birthdays and Poetry

November 14 – I’ve been struggling a bit for the last week or so trying to come up with something for the blog that I can easily write about. Haven’t been very successful, actually, which is rare for this writer … Continue reading

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O Thou Thieving Squirrel – Part 2

September 24 – Last week when we could see the big burrs still containing the chestnuts, we had no idea that we were losing so many. We didn’t even know that the squirrels were at work again! These days we … Continue reading

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Morning thoughts

March 19 – I went outside for a bit yesterday before the rain arrived. Chilly, but not bad till I just about finished the 105 (I counted them later) canes, cutting off the extra shoots. I thanked the Lord that … Continue reading

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The Lightning Tree

March 10 – While sitting on the front porch the other day reading some of my Bible verses, I noticed that the “lightning tree” is still standing across the road . Last summer Dale and I were sitting on the … Continue reading

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African Tales – And now for something completely different

March 3 – Back in my younger days, I wrote the following about my adopted homeland of Africa. It’s not the normal blog material, but I hope you enjoy it. African Dreams When the cold, pale stars are waning And … Continue reading

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Christmas poetry

December 22 – For a slight change of pace, here’s a Christmas poem that Chris and I wrote recently, then read in church this past weekend. In the Fullness of Time by Chris and Dale Fairchild The fullness of time … Continue reading

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