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Sunday, December 10, 2017

My Writings The Universe Verse

Today enjoy some poetry from me......

The Universe Verse
we are just here for the experience of it all
in this phase I am going through called life
as life is just a stage we all go through
on the way to the ultimate timeless beyond.

I have a million ideas to explore,
feelings and emotions to express,
questions to ask, miles to run
and a million people, places and things
to see and touch.

A million laughs to laugh, cries to cry,
a million songs to sing, stories to tell
and pictures to paint.

I want to know exactly where I am in relation
to absolutely everything in the total universe.
I want to organise the universe
and rationalise it for my
own creation.

a poem by Nora Flower written when she was a little girl.

This was written as a very young girl now as an old woman I read it and I think about it. I kept a diary but it was all in poems like this one written as a child and young girl. 

I am doing this weird thing and taking you on a journey of my life through my writings. It is part of my evolution. 

Now I will be adding the writings in as I am very bored with everything else and I have all this written material and wonder what to do with it all. I have been writing my whole life and now near the end of that life I must put it out to the world and share it before it gets tossed to the wind.

Picture Note: Pictures taken recently, some at Cowichan Bay.  Butterflies taken in summer.

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Today I am linking to:
The Bird D'Pot 
MacroMonday 2
Nature Notes Tuesday
Our World Tuesday
Wild Bird Wednesday
ABC Wednesday letter W for Writing
GoodFences Thursday
Thanks to all the hosts!


  1. You were a very wise little girl. Excellent thoughts.

  2. A lot of beautiful pictures and nice macros.

  3. Hello Nora, I enjoyed your poem and all your beautiful photos. Lovely post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead.

  4. I'm having a bit of difficulty posting a comment with my cellphone this morning, so I thought I'd boot up the computer to, hopefully, get my comment to go through....
    I am enjoying this prose of yours and look forward to more, with such wonderful accompanying photos Nora.

    Thanks so much for linking with us at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend.

  5. Interesting that you kept your poetry! I did some after my divorce, and usually one for each kids' birthday.

  6. I love your poetry. Thank you for sharing it.

  7. Your eyes have a rich collection of beautiful sights

    Have a ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)

  8. Enjoyed your writings. Beautiful birds, too. Happy Wednesday!

  9. Wonderful Nora! You were obviously born with creativity and talent .,, and you have honed your gifts to perfection. Thank you for sharing!

  10. How awesome to have these pieces of your younger self! I'm sure they will be interesting to all who read them. Your photos are great, too.

  11. It's a fine poem. Made me think.

  12. Fantastic shots

  13. I enjoyed your poem your writings and all your woderful photographs. Have a great weekend.

  14. thanks for sharing your universe!

  15. Nora..You can make your blog into books. I did that to keep the first 10 years of it as it was so much a part of my life. Or you can pull favorites and make a new blog and make that into a book. You have so much to share and it is all wonderful.....This is what I have used. I needed to make multiple books or you can order an PDF and print it or save it... http://www.blog2print.com/... Many hugs...Michelle

    1. Thanks so much Michelle, I will look into that, I have no idea how to make books and how people do it online! Thanks again and have a happy holiday season.

  16. Thanks for sharing your writings and pictures. - Margy

  17. Thanks so much for these wonderful comments. I truly appreciate them all so much.

  18. love the bird in flight!

  19. How wonderful that you have your writings from earlier years. Many of us did not have the foresight to keep them! Evolution - interesting choice of words for a young person .... we are always evolving but that is not something most of us realize until later!


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