Bark is Beautiful

Today, right now in fact, I’m looking at a copy of a birth certificate.  It is the birth record of my paternal grandmother.  I know this sounds very middle-aged, but I have developed an interest in researching my family tree.  I was very close to all of my grandparents, while they were alive.  I used […]

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Aunty Ann’s Oak Tree

Today, I have been thinking back over the most beautiful autumn, here in Suffolk, this year.  Our little cottage garden is a haven of nature.  It is a place of sanctuary and escape for us and, we hope, a haven for wildlife. Back in October, one afternoon, I decided to spend an hour looking after […]

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The Precious Leafy Pathway

The winding pathway reveals the passage of time with aplomb Portraying nature’s cycles on its paved and pitted surface Each season’s portrait depicted in perfect detail None so priceless as the pathway in pure gold leaf. Autumn rainfall pours into potholes of impure puddles The plip, the plop, the splatter and the pattering of rain […]

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Life’s Leafy Pathway

A pathway of autumnal glow When Nature bows her head for rest. While trees prepare for season’s flow Like rust upon what summer blessed. The morning dew drops hang like gems As chill winds cause crisp leaves to fall. Such a welcome the pathway lends To all the people one and all. Who can resist […]

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Christmas Tree

The following poem is in the Haiku form of poetry: Christmas Tree. Pretty lights twinkle Among branches filled with love As we gather round.   (C). Dean Parsons. 2017.  

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