So Who Mothers the Mothers? by Joanna Penn Cooper

Joanna Penn Cooper, writing in Image Journal, paints a poignant picture of the community of women :

“I think about the private nature of women’s stories of their own suffering, how they are shared at kitchen tables and in late-night phone calls,

James Tissot’s Animals

By The Hammock   Did James Tissot paint animals because they appealed to Victorian sensibilities, because they were part of the life around him that he recorded so faithfully, or because they enhanced his subjects with symbolic meaning? Numerous artists of Tissot’s time achieved great success as animaliers – animal painters – including Sir Edwin…

Be Near Nature And Change Your Life

Originally posted on Plants and Beyond:
~ Have you ever felt peace, rejuvenation, calmness when you find yourself next to Nature? ✨🌳☀️🌿✨ How about taking in the view of breathtaking greenery behind your window? The refreshing and relaxing effect of Green color making a positive effect on our brains. There is a multitude of scientific…

The Breath of the Forest

Ancient Skies   I sometimes forget to walk within my healing, boundaries not withstanding  often preferring the purity of winter, the breath of the forest, and hawk wings balancing on my shoulders. Scars? What scars?       Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies View original post

Christmas Cards: Season’s Greetings from Edwardian New Zealand

HistorianRuby: An Historian’s Miscellany I’m delighted to share with you these colourful Christmas cards from the antipodes! This brief selection dates from 1900 – 1919 and the originals are stored in various repositories in New Zealand. New Zealand Christmas postcard circa 1905 – 1910 A parrot instead of robin redbreast? A parrot is not usually associated…

Sister From The Order Of The Pre-Raphaelites

Lately, I have been delving into the lives of some of the talented women surrounding the Pre-Raphaelite movement, both artists and models, so I am delighted to re-blog this poem by Gwendrina. Published at The Peaceful Pub, “Sister From The Order Of The Pre-Raphaelites” is a poem about “a fictitious member of the group based…

Pools – A Poem by Joe Barca — Vita Brevis

Pools Submitted by Joe Barca   I am but water. The puddle of last night’s shower. I live for an hour or two. Until the sunshine absorbs me. I am the ocean for children in Wellington boots. For earthworms. And for the descent of errant swallows. I am pavement’s liquid memory. I……… Continue via Pools…

The Gypsy Roan – The Peaceful Pub

There is a storm gale in her eyes and the stillness of her mane waiting to gust the field in leaf-red motion. Her back carries the weight of my mind — seated light, set to inhale the morning chase. She seeks that strain of abandon I love — a brisk wind enflamed by trees, stories […]…

LEAF CRAFT – Plants and Beyond

  Originally posted on Moda-Creative thinking: These leaves look amazing. What a work of art. Happy Friday, dear friends. Luda@PlantsandBeyond🌿 All photographs belong to Moda Creative Thinking Blog. ©PlantsandBeyond.com 🌱 Moda-Creative thinking View original post via LEAF CRAFT — Plants and Beyond   Visit their sites to see many more leaf paintings. ~ At Sunnyside 🙂

Smoke and Mirrors – Existential Poetry

Smoke and Mirrors And you, with all your glorious flowering self-deception – your words are glowing embers and your tongue stokes the fire that engulfs me like paper but I think it fills the void inside of you. How does it feel to sleep with the lies you’ve fashioned from the flames? Some may wonder…