Welcome to the Island Rambles Blog

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 mostly at my Facebook Page Island Rambles or my Instagram islandrambles.


©all rights reserved on all images and text, contact me if you want a photo.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Poems Truth Frailty

Today the poems are about Truth and being so Frail.

I am so Frail

the frailty of Man
the frailty of human life is exposed
when hurling through time and space
I see the complexity of our expression
the frailness of so little an emotion we can experience
and the strength of such a power we can possess
the range of experience up and down life's scale
the human animal - what is it?
the human body - a fascinating machine

but I am so frail

(this seems to apply to me now as I deal with leukemia)



reason for what?
reason masks faces
talk hides thoughts
wonder rides sorrows
seeing divides truth
truth is not reasonable
but reason seldom
exists in reality
God are you right
when earth is upside down?

Where is truth?


©poems by Nora Flower

On Facebook you can see my Island Rambles Page where I post frequently. I post videos frequently on my Island Rambles YouTube Channel also. You can find me on Twitter here.

Today I am linking to:

Nature Notes Tuesday

Thanks so much to the hosts.



  1. These are wonderful poems Nora. I can identify the feeling of being frail and vulnerable at this point in my life. Also that time is marching on... I love that you keep sharing and I wish you energy which I know is at a shortage for you and for me.... hugs..Michelle


Hi! Thanks so much for visiting my blog on Vancouver Island Nature and Birds. I love to take photos of places we go to on Vancouver Island and the birds and animals we see. I love also to get comments so please leave a note for me. Cheers and thanks again. Nora
Comment moderation is on so the comment does not publish right away. I do not have Google+ sorry cannot comment on some of those sites. PLEASE DO NOT PUT A LINK IN THE COMMENT ANYMORE. I AM SORRY BUT THAT IS THE WAY IT IS NOW.