Yesterday’s Lilac #elderlyissues #aging #atozchallenge

Hold me… I am a broken, colorful fragrant remnant of yesterday * Remember me… when I was alive, thriving extracted from a beautiful whole * Understand me… for who I am today a relic, don’t pull me to pieces * Cherish me… for what I was what I am and what I might still be…Continue reading “Yesterday’s Lilac #elderlyissues #aging #atozchallenge”

Uncovering Needs #elderlyissues #atozchallenge

I have found that working with the elderly is like digging for treasure – I am never disappointed with what I find. There are times (especially with dementia) that we must uncover their needs or what makes them happy. Every person has things that have meaning. It could be an activity like going to theContinue reading “Uncovering Needs #elderlyissues #atozchallenge”

Draw Me #poetry #art

  it just takes one line followed by another color  then some more added and a smile or two give me a long neck or a furry mane four long legs or short will have to do teach me to draw show me to paint clay in my fingers don’t want to wait look atContinue reading “Draw Me #poetry #art”

No Comparison #art #nature #poetry

I tried to draw a rose today but noise and life got in the way my pencil finally took control what it drew I hardly know “it’s good I guess” I tell the pad  I sniff the scent of rubber band I tried to draw a rose today crumpled paper, thrown away * rare beautyContinue reading “No Comparison #art #nature #poetry”

Going Deeper #art #photography

    Look deep art for the eyes pencil interprets The WordPress Daily Post Photography Challenge this week is Depth Photography to enjoy: Empire of Lights This That and the Other Thing (Janet) Castelsarrasin (Sandra) Ese’s Voice Jim Holroyd 365 Lin’s Doodles

Broken Doll #haiku #drawing

the childless woman, how tender she is to the dolls! © Ransetsu (Tr. Blyth)   It’s a gorgeous haiku full of compassion for this woman without children. He sees her taking care for the dolls as were they real children. How much pain and sadness this woman will have had as she couldn’t have childrenContinue reading “Broken Doll #haiku #drawing”

I Can Dream… #haiku #poetry #photography

Reach through the window Put on my finest dress Separate worlds ****** The prompt at Carpe Diem is “I dreamed I was a butterfly” cho kiete tamashii ware ni kaeri keri the butterfly having disappeared, my spirit came back to me by Wafu

Strawberry Memories #haiku #art #poem

missing you fresh early morning scent strawberry fields ** several meals red happy faces dessert for breakfast ** succulent juice white cream on top moon smiles     Strawberry is the Chevrefeuille’s Carpe Diem prompt for this weekend. What strawberry memories haunt you? I grew up with berries in our back yard. We had hugeContinue reading “Strawberry Memories #haiku #art #poem”

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