Labor Day Snippets

AT 4 AM, I CARRY MY LAPTOP TO THE SCREEN PORCH, light a candle and think about how some of my west coast friends are just going to bed.
Around here…..

The sunflower is bending low,
a dog has gone missing,
this year’s peaches have not disappointed,
my sunbathing days are over
and I fall in love with a poem.

Blowing from 4 feet away,
I can’t make the flame move.
Should I have this checked out?

I’ve been waiting for something profound to blog about,
but all I know is that life goes on.
Maybe that’s the most profound truth.
Now that there’s fresh milk in the house again (thank you, Wally) I may have Cheerios for breakfast. 🙂

sunflower stooped

lost dog sign

peaches in dish

sunbathing 1957


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I learn about the poet Seamus Heaney. His poem “Digging,” which appears in his obituary, is so good I read it aloud to Wally. He was driving the car and was thus a captive audience.



About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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3 Responses to Labor Day Snippets

  1. Beth Havey says:

    As long as life does go on, we can find smiles on our faces and light in each other’s eyes. Enjoy autumn. When you can, write.


  2. Belinda says:

    Loved the poem “Digging.” Thank you!!!
    And I loved, “I’ve been waiting for something profound to blog about,
    but all I know is that life goes on.” Kind of what I wrote about today! 🙂


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