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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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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Poems: Meditation Castle Sweet Child

The poems today are about meditation, a castle and....

a sweet child.


sometimes I like to
sit in silence
and listen to my
to be completely alone

to listen to
those far away
forever stilled echos
of my soul

to see the simplicity
and the oneness of the earth
and to feel the harmony
through my veins
to see
the beauty and
the wonder of it all.

Hearst Castle

the castle
ruins dotting
a hillside
grey stone towers
rain dripping
upon the dandelions
child on tiptoes
gazing out of
a stained glass window.

(Written when I was a child I went to see Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.)

These pictures are of Hatley Castle.

The Sweet Child

the sun shone for a glance
upon the red silk
cutting the grey dust
painting it gold
the chimney of my window
danced in whirling smoke
dark clouds clung to
the black mound of earth
a white sky outlined bare trees
branches scratched the far top
all the world came
tumbling down upon my lap
like a sweet child's ringlets.

Written as a young girl living in a rooming house alone going to school with a sweet angel.

Poems written by Nora Flower© as a young teen and child

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Today I am linking to:
Nature Notes Tuesday
Michelle has a wonderful blog on nature please click on the link to read her blog.
Thanks to the host!



  1. Again..hope you consider putting your blog in a book....These are wonderful keepsakes...hugs..Michelle


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