Friday, March 17, 2016

Carol A. Hand

My task for now is simply to write
I lose track of time
Is it day or night?
When I look out my window
It’s sometimes hard to know
These past few days
I only see snow

March 4 2016

Photo: March 4, 2016

This morning a song played in my mind
Causing me to stop and reflect
I’ve learned to love living in the city
It’s not something I’d ever expect
As I sit on my side porch step
It depends on where I gaze
Traffic lights, clouds, or starry skies
I love these snowy city nights and days

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If you’re curious, here’s a link to the song that was in my thoughts this morning…

(Night in the City by Joni Mitchel)

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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23 Responses to Friday, March 17, 2016

  1. nellyandherdaughter says:

    I so love Joni, I was singing California this morning while out walking my dog. I wonder how she is doing……

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  2. mytiturk says:

    How Can I Keep From Singing? by Pete Seeger is a favourite . Singing is what holds it together for me. Keep on singing!

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  3. Have always been Joni Mitchell fan esp “The Circle Game”. Then there Judy Collins, Carol King, Melanie and Linda Ronstat.

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  4. Hildegard says:

    Lovely poem Carol! I totally identify with your sentiments about getting used to living in the city. It took me a long time, actually. I also enjoyed Joni’s song. Losing track of time while writing is probably a good sign you’re doing what you’re supposed to. 🙂 Continued best wishes! 🙂

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  5. Nice mingling of you and Joni, Carol. I appreciate your relateable words in concert with Joni wondrous vocals.

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  6. smilecalm says:

    ears & eyes dancing
    to your jazz, er folk,
    mm country, pop,
    pow wow, Carol 🙂

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  7. Scout says:

    Carol, thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m slowly trying to let my blog friends that I had to let my healing blog/mandy go. Sometimes a completely new start is needed. It’s good to start up again.

    This was a beautiful image–snow, the first day of spring! I love how content you sound, sitting on your steps. Feeling good where you live–even if it wasn’t where you thought you’d end up–is really wonderful. I love Joni, too. Thank you for sharing this special post.

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