A poem inspired by Spring, gardens, and the gift of renewal. I found many of these phrases in my notebook from an old writing exercise and decided to work them into a fairy tale this morning. Creating this garden-world and its characters was fun. I’d love to see this illustrated one day!
Early morning spring sunshine spreads a golden glow over the trees in my backyard, shining on the grass, calling on the colours to appear more vibrantly than yesterday. The birds interacting and visiting cheerily, energetically, a contrast to the sleepy quiet of the houses. Buildings dark and closed while the yard and street and lake and town bathe in light.
You may wonder how such a thing is possible, a bass towing nine canoes, especially given the size of the bass and the size of the canoes. But it happened one day last summer when I stayed in Haliburton.
My friend Jessica first introduced me to Eva Cassidy a couple years ago. We sang “Over the Rainbow” and “Time After Time” together at an event. Our friend Neil played piano. Both song arrangements were tough for me and showed me I had a lot more to learn about singing.
I’m a big fan of Google tools. I started using Google Keep a couple years ago to keep track of my complicated “to do” lists. It’s a simple tool that I can access on my phone, tablet, or laptop. The app is great too. Now it is even on my Apple watch.
Julia Cameron recommends Morning Pages in The Artist’s Way. Freely write without censor every morning. Let the words lead the way. I never know where the words will go when I begin.
Morning is my favourite time to write. The house is quiet. It’s before 6:00 am and the morning darkness spreads a dreamy energy.
This week I have been reading about labyrinths. I’m dreaming of building one in my backyard. It’s on the “someday” list (along with a pool and a garden). When Spring arrives my attention turns from my indoor living spaces to the outdoors.