My eyes view beauty through tears. Yet my heart is joyful. Golden leaves peek through. D. Elaine Wood-Lane 9/11/16 My past week has been full of everything you can imagine. In the midst of it, I attended the memorial service for a very young poet friend who was so talented it blew me away. At … Continue reading Joy
Sun shines down so hot, Cotton field dirt burns bare feet, The hot air shimmers. Summer days of old, Cousins playing on the farm, Hot dirt, hot air...joy! Huddled inside now, Cool air, carpet, dimness here, Where is hot air joy? © D. Elaine Wood-Lane 7-31-16 I recall a time in my childhood, when Mother's … Continue reading Hot Air
Philippians 4:8-9 (NLT) 8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from … Continue reading Finding Joy
Sweet pink rose scent rises. Every rose has its thorn. No joy without pain. © D. Elaine Wood-Lane 6/6/16
This is Buddy Lane. He's nearly 11 years old, weighs 12 pounds, and is a Chihuahua mix mutt who adopted me at a truck stop in Texline, Texas when I stopped there to buy gas and get something to eat. He rescued me on a cold, wintry day for purposes of stress management and love. … Continue reading Be A Hero!
Everything changes: people, places, seasons, addresses, and sometimes even names, phone numbers, and hair color! I like change. I like to keep things new, fresh, and exciting. I like to learn, be inspired, grow, and share what I've learned and been inspired by so others can maybe learn, be inspired, and grow too. So, I've made some changes on my blog to reflect the changes I've made over … Continue reading Chaaaaanges!
Waking up early, warmth and softness surround me as only can be felt after a good night's sleep in my own bed at home. The sun is not up, yet I feel its warm joy throughout my slowly waking body. I get up slowly, trying not to lose the fuzzy warmth and haze of dreams … Continue reading Morning Warmth
Hi ho, hi ho, It's off to work I go, Where I find the joy And pleasure of Helping others daily. I find the hidden treasures Of life among the elderly! They have so much to share, If you stop and listen well, Their wisdom truly is, The best beyond compare! © Elaine Wood-Lane 2/19/16
Today's challenge is to write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. There are a couple of ways of doing this. You could write a poem of 26 words, in which each word begins with a successive letter of the alphabet. You could write a poem of 26 lines, … Continue reading The ABC Poem or Abecedarian Poetry–NaPoWriMo Day 10
High mountain sunshine, so bright and light this morning, it tempted my winter white skin. There had been too many clouds, too many days, both inside and out. While elsewhere others freeze and gaze at blinding white light, reflecting deep snow, I walked in joy in high mountain sunshine, my dog at my side. Returning … Continue reading Sunshine Soaked Brain