The poem I've written today was inspired by the writing of Jimmy Pappas. The Secret Ingredient For a simple dessert I wash fresh raspberries to remove any trace of Covid-19. I pop one in my mouth, let water squish with the flesh of the berry on my tongue. Now I make butternut squash soup with produce purchased on the first outing in a month: fresh butternut squash, leeks, onions and potatoes, unsalted butter and farmer market carrots. A granny smith apple, peeled and cored adds a hint of tartness. After it simmers for awhile I add fresh cream, a sweet childhood delight, that swirls rich and smooth. The table is set for many guests. Please join me. I have prepared a bowl especially for you.
Today I am sharing from Sharlyn HiDalgo's "The Healing Power of Trees." In her book March 21 - April 17 is Hawthorn Month Here is a sample of what she says: "Despite the jubilant celebration of spring's arrival, this month is a time to quiet oneself and go within. ...it refers to personal sovereignty in which we reclaim our personal power and pay attention to our own inner life. Fasting, ritual cleansing, and refraining from one's usual habits and patterns is encouraged. We may want to seek retreat and silence in order to reconnect with the divine and the unseen worlds." How timely!!
by Patrick Lane The heron has only one leg and he stands on both of them.
We're falling down the rabbit hole at warp speed a toilet paper trail behind us. The Cheshire Cat would be welcome as characters more ominous than any from Tenniel enter our daily lives. The Horsemen prance in the shadows - not since the Spanish flu have so many visions danced in their heads.
Image from the Print Collector/Heritage Images
These photos were taken with my cell phone so I apologize for the quality. I had to find a spot to pull over to try and capture the dark, brooding clouds with a rainbow chasing them.