January 4, 2013

Another Year

To my chagrin, relief, and great amazement, another year has whizzed by.  Faster than the speed of light, it would seem.  2012 brimmed with business.  A whirlwind of business.  At the moment it's a bit quieter around here, but the busy cycle will begin again soon, to be sure.  I'm just thankful for the little time I have to relax.  The white blanket enveloping the ground is lovely to observe...from inside a warm house.  Getting back to my blog, for however short a time that may be (who knows if you'll see another post again in the near future!) has been enjoyable. Though there are countless things this past year that I wistfully wish I could have accomplished, or even begun, I'm thankful to God for the things I did accomplish, and the time, whether large or small, He gives to do more.  My camera's abode, for example, has long been the shelf, and I hope to dust it off a bit more this year than last.  Before I sign off, I thought this would be a good verse to share in lieu of this new year:  

Deuteronomy 31:8 ~ "The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you.  He will not fail you or forsake you.  Do not fear or be dismayed." 

Happy 2013! 

May 1, 2012

Some More Poetry - "Moon"

For this post, I have written a Tanka, which, in Japanese means "short poem."  In the book, Rip the Page!, the author presents a format for writing a Tanka:

Line 1: Name an object from nature (moon, mountain, sun, river, tree, cloud...).
Line 2: Choose 3 words that describe your object.
Line 3: What does you object do? or how does your object move?
Line 4: Where is your object in time and space?  Be as specific as you can.
Line 5: What do you have that your object doesn't have: no  ______, no  ______, no  ______.


shimmering, glowing, ethereal
casts its misty rays of silver upon the sleepy lands and restless seas
a pearly white marble suspended in a world of darkness
no heart, no mind, no time even to soak up the sunshine

A tanka by a little sparc

April 30, 2012

Another Little Poem

Pine cones

Coppery pine cones
Crackle so delightfully
Under worn old shoes.

A haiku by a little sparc 

P.S. Have still been very busy, so didn't have much time for poems this week... so, even though National Poetry Month ends today, I'll post a few more poems in  May!

April 21, 2012


Well, as I'm sure you know, it's been quite a while since I've posted.  These past several months have been packed.  This month I had planned to post a poem and a photo each day, because... April is National Poetry Month!  Obviously these plans were a bit too ambitious, but will try to post a few poems before the end of this month.  This poem is by Valerie Worth, from the book, All the Small Poems and Fourteen More...


Out of
Green space,
A sun:
Bright for
A day, burning
Away to
A husk, a 
Cratered moon:

In a week
To dust:
The infinite
Lawn with 
Its starry

January 1, 2012


The sun has set on 2011... and is now rising on 2012! Have a blessed new year!

October 17, 2011

Bird Watching

swooping swiftly
from the pale
and cloudless sky
a jay alights
upon the ground.
robed in a lustrous coat
of royal blue
glowing aqua
and frosty white
accented with
bold black details.
its slender gray talons
grasp the splintery surface.
its gracefully-shaped beak
and regal tufted crown
add to the splendor
of this elegant-looking bird.
but exquisite beauty
can be...deceiving.
its pleasing looks veil its
heart of greed.
in contemplation
its small dark eyes
do seem rather shady
and everyone knows
beady eyes belong only
to crooks.
a short poem by a little sparc

Note: My"Words from A-Z" project is temporarily "on hold." Been quite busy lately, and haven't had much time for Dictionary skimming. Will try to resume soon.

September 22, 2011

Word 13 - Minikin

minikin - a small or dainty creature

It's simply fascinating to watch a tiny bird flit from place to place, and land gracefully on a fence, just long enough to have its picture taken.
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