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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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Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Birth

Today the poem is about birth, the birth of a friends baby many years ago and another poem for someone I hardly knew.

The Birth Poem

hold tightly in your arms
care for, cradle and cry for
this small being
such a shaky beginning
for this fragile one
he is but a beginning of the
cycle of which there is
no end
from him continues the past
and out of him springs the

he is but one small piece
of the intricate puzzle that
is life
at this moment in time he is
to be sure the most important
the most wonderful
the most beautiful
the most loved
entity enveloping
in the circle of the
safety and protection
of his parents' loving arms
joined by the care of
the family
and friends.

 ©poem by Nora Flower
Written on the night that a friend had a baby boy. (pictures not mine of the baby)

Poem for Marianne

agile gentle fingers touch
all that you love
warm flesh filled earth mother
Taurus, Venus lover
your compassion encompasses all
all that you love
your child mind worships the mirror
reflecting your love
you love a flower
you love a pebble
you love John most
of all you love
yet your soul has no fences
to love is to love all.

This poem was written years and years ago in Vancouver. For someone I hardly knew. I just wrote what I observed as I watched the hippy generation. I was always in a corner writing in my journal. A kind artist took me in with my broken heart. I was broken into so many pieces as a child. I don't think Marianne ever knew who I was, I just watched her and John and wrote it. I wrote random poems for people I never knew or people I looked in the window of life and saw something beautiful. I saw love.

©poem by Nora Flower

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  1. Happy New Year to you dear Nora....Lovely poem and photos.....Michelle


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