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Welcome to my blog world. This is a photo blog, poetry and short story blog about my life on Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada. I take photos of the birds and scenery I find. I hope you enjoy your time here and please come back again. PHOTOS WILL ENLARGE IF CLICKED. The photos are slide show enabled if you click on them. If you click on the top lighthouse photo it always takes you to the most recent summary list of my postings. I am also at my Facebook Page Island Rambles or Islandrambles at YouTube.


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Saturday, December 30, 2017

Alone Poems

Poems today for someone who never knew me and someone who knew me.

i sat alone
watching you
from where i was
out of a corner
in my past mind
you seemed to nod
knowingly and fine
i thought i knew you.

it is raining outside my window
i won't close it though
i like to hear rain on cement
it sounds black somehow
and empty .....

it rained and
he gave me an orange.

(living near Granville Street in Vancouver in a rooming house alone as a teenager, in love with a boy who I watched in the window at a Health Food Store but it was a pointless thing so I wrote a poem)


Poem for the Lily

i drank
the sweet nectar
of dew
strung like a pearl
upon the flesh
of a pale rose

i remember you

(for someone I loved very much as a young girl trying to go to school and find a home, someone who took me home and cared for me as I had no home, she was as lovely as a pale lily or a pale rose)

©poems by Nora Flower as a young girl

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Thanks so much to the host.

Thanks to the host!


  1. Beautiful photos, beautiful poems. I like that he gave you an orange!

    1. Thanks so much for the comment Sandi!


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