& I told them, “Dance.”

Friday, June 9th, 2017


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I took them out

 

 

to the field

 

 

in the evening light

 

 

and said to them,

 

 

“dance—”

 

 

And then

 

 

the clouds

 

 

took up the orchestra

 

 

and the wind

 

 

sang its solo voice.

 

 

And they danced to the song

 

 

of the clouds

 

 

and the wind.

 

 

And the earth

 

 

would not let their feet

 

 

rest.

 

 

I took them out

 

 

to the field

 

 

in the evening light

 

 

and said to them,

 

 

“dance—”

 

 

and they

 

 

were set

 

 

free.

 

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Table Traffic

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Akiva eats best

 

 

with a lot of traffic at the table.

 

 

It can be hard to reach the food at times.

 

 

Silly game!

 

 

Iris eats best

 

 

under the table.

 

 

She will explain to you

 

 

that it is a reasonable thing to do.

Escape from the Mad Carousel

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Sara Barner came to visit me.

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

I can’t believe it!

 

 

Thank you, Sara & family.

Five-Leaf Trillium

Monday, May 29th, 2017

 

 

I’m looking illium

a five-leaf trillium

that I’ve overlooked before

one leaf is sunshine,

the other is rain,

third are the flowers that bloom in the spring,

fourth is a poem that’s catchy with bad rhymes

fifth is something else, and if you’ve read this far,

you can make it up yourself,

for I’m looking illium

a five-leaf trillium

that I’ve overlooked beeeeee-fore!

 

Hymie, part 2

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

For Akiva’s 2nd birthday, I made a doll.

 

 

Just for him.

 

 

The doll was to be named Hymie,

after a doll that another little boy loved with all his heart, so, so long ago.

 

 

I decided on matted brushable mohair for his wig,

 

 

dark blue eyes,

 

 

and floppy so-soft reversible linen trousers with button closures for his attire.

 

 

Akiva prefers the green pants with cars on the pocket over the blue pants with checks.

 

 

Akiva likes his Hymie. Maybe someday he will love him.

 

 

Akiva likes a lot of things.

 

 

How I love that little boy!

 

 

 

For part one of this tale, please read the post titled “Hymie.”

May Day Celebration at Terri’s Morning Garden

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

To the Shelburne Museum Carousel, as usual.

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Ride a cock horse

 

 

 

 

 to Shelburne Museum

 

 

 

 

To buy my two children a galloping horse

 

 

 

 

It trots behind and it ambles before

 

 

 

 

And my children shall ride

 

 

 

 

Till they can ride no more.

 

 

Little Black Dress

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

I lost a leg off an old pair of yoga pants. Iris finds it a perfect fit.

 

For Sale

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

104 Laplatte Circle, Shelburne, Vermont.

Home. Sweet home.