This poem by Sylvia (Mattingly, my niece) really touched a chord with me. During the past twelve months of pandemic many days have felt sorrowful, burdensome and hollow. I’m so grateful though, that there are days that which are full, full of love, caring, helping. Both kinds of days make up our lives for which […]
the same nighttime sky i’ve watched another day go by… the sun now setting in the western sky… and with it my heart so deepeningly blue… are we still, the same me the same you? don’t we share, the same earth the same sky… the same moon the same stars in the same nighttime sky? […]
Sylvia Mattingly is my niece and friend. You know her from reading many of her poems on this blog. Syl jumped in with her Haiku which tells exactly who she is, a nature lover. Sylvia’s Haiku Lover of nature I venture through the woodlands And leave my heart there.
A Poem by Mattie Stepanek Making Real Sense of the Senses Our eyes are for looking at things, But they are also for crying When we are very happy or very sad. Our ears are for listening, But so are our hearts. Our noses are for smelling food, But also the wind and the grass […]
A Poem by Mattie Stepanek – May 1999 A New Hope I need a hope … a new hope. A hope that reaches for the stars, and That does not end in violence or war. A hope that makes peace on our earth, and That does not create evil in the world. A hope that […]
Here We Are in 2018 In these almost ten years of cohabitation, I’m unable to find one photo of Zoe and Elliott together. She has never warmed up to him. He has never learned that she likes her personal space. Monetary Liability I am not exaggerating when I say that the medical care for the […]
Recollections of Travel One of my favorite places to stay during my travels was the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA just outside Washington, DC. It was right on the Metro (subway) line and even attached to a first rate shopping mall, not that I had much time to shop while working. I was supposed […]