Category Archives: On the Lighter Side

Snapshot of an April Evening

Carol A. Hand *** Clouds briefly parting on the rainy night allowing Grandmother Moon momentarily to reveal her light ship horns trumpeting from the nearby bay pulsating winds humming as budding branches sway ***

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Passing Time

Carol A. Hand Daylight Saving Time always catches me by surprise. Traveling between times as I write about the past heightens my awareness about how quickly things change, one season to the next. East and west markers change as I witness … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Morning

Carol A. Hand A morning greeting before I return to my editing schedule… *** A Peaceful Morning “Wha’ ch’ya doin’?” “Watchin’ it snow observin’ the morning don’ ch’ya know?” *** Sending blessings to all from the North Country on this … Continue reading

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Poems from My Editing Journal

Carol A. Hand Editing a 400-page book manuscript is proving to be a rollercoaster ride through topics and emotions. I began keeping a journal to record the journey. It allows me the space I need to process thoughts and feelings … Continue reading

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January Born

Carol A. Hand On your eighteenth birthday, dear grandson, you’re in my thoughts It’s a time to celebrate that miracle you are not a time for dos and don’ts, shoulds and oughts I just want you to know that you’ll … Continue reading

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Ice-bound

Carol A. Hand *** “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” (Robert Louis Stevenson) *** *** What seeds can I plant today surrounded by a blustery snowy icy sea blocking access … Continue reading

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Snow and Childhood Memories

Carol A. Hand Frigid air and fluffy snow Grateful there’s no place I need to go What’s the wisest choice today? Instead of whining, go out and play Reach out and gather fallen star-flakes Behold tiny miracles – that’s really … Continue reading

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Just a Silly Poem

Carol A. Hand I’ve always been stylish Wouldn’t you say? Gotta love this old jacket Still can’t throw it away Twenty-five plus years later stained and beginning to fray it continues serving its purpose keeping cold winds at bay May … Continue reading

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The First November Snow

Carol A. Hand Sometimes, I just feel an irrepressible urge to be silly. It seems as though we are all so weighed down by troubling events in the world right now. After posting a serious poem this morning, I looked … Continue reading

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November Morning Reflection

Carol A. Hand Listening to a raucous crow convention I’m unable to discern their intention on this grey drizzly November day Hip-hip!     Hip-hip!     Hip-hip!     Caw-caw -caw!     Caaaw! First close than further away … Continue reading

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