Almost June 
Thursday, May 28, 2015, 06:04 PM
Since it was almost June, I thought I would find some poems for this time of year as we start to turn from Spring to Almost Summer.

"In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.
I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.
And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?"
- Robert Louis Stevenson, Bed in Summer

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"It's beautiful the Summer month of June
When all of God's own wildflowers are in bloom
And sun shines brightly most part of the day
And butterflies o'er lush green meadows play.

Light hearted skylark songster of the wing
High o'er the quiet and lonely moorland sing
Above her nest cloaked by the tangled heath
Her charming song so exquisitely sweet.

So mellow the gentle breath of june day breeze
The birds rejoicing on the leafy trees
And dappled trout in pool bed of the stream
Bask in the sun their spotted skins agleam."
- Francis Duggan, June

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"This is June, the month of grass and leaves . . . already the aspens are trembling again, and a new summer is offered me. I feel a little fluttered in my thoughts, as if I might be too late. Each season is but an infinitesimal point. It no sooner comes than it is gone. It has no duration. It simply gives a tone and hue to my thought. Each annual phenomena is reminiscence and prompting. Our thoughts and sentiments answer to the revolution of the seasons, as two cog-wheels fit into each other. We are conversant with only one point of contact at a time, from which we receive a prompting and impulse and instantly pass to a new season or point of contact. A year is made up of a certain series and number of sensations and thoughts which have their language in nature. Now I am ice, now I am sorrel. Each experience reduces itself to a mood of the mind."
- Henry David Thoreau, Journal, June 6, 1857

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Fall Into Winter 
Sunday, November 24, 2013, 10:23 PM
It's that time of year again when the leaves leave the trees and the snow starts falling. We got our first bit of snow this weekend with more to come. It's time again for the chill and snow (in most places) and I thought this was a good poem talking about Fall leaving and Winter arriving.

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Trees

Splash red -
A rush of autumn leaves that
Bled away their beauty as they
Died upon the breeze.

Frost.
Leaves lost.

Stocky frames -
Thinning at the dendrites -
Animate their colour under dusk:
A paling brown,
Emerging grey -
Deeper, darker -
Leads to black:
Silhouettes braced for winter,
Like monuments of hardiness
Against the freeze.

Barely hanging overhead, charcoal-grey chassis
Buckle under silent flow of ever-stacking billows

While stings in the face foretell the ice-blight.

An arrow-bound wind builds,
Penetrating flesh,
Whistling out its warning
To the nakedness of winter woods -
Fair-weather green coats too fickle for the stay.

Summer died upon another eon.
Autumn scampered from the chill.

But the trees fought back; upheld their dignity -
No fuss, pomp, or thrill.

-Mark R Slaughter

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Winter Has Arrived 
Saturday, December 29, 2012, 05:07 PM
It's official! Christmas has passed and New Year's is almost here! There is also a bunch of snow where I am, so therefore, Winter has arrived!! I found this poem and as it is a bit longer, this will be the only item posted. It is just so pretty and beautiful.

Winter
© Evermore

I will gaze at the stars,
And maybe even Mars,
They are all so bright,
On a wonderful clear winter night,
Feeling the breeze,
Watching the trees,
They're swaying with grace,
In this peaceful little place,
Time moves on, more and more,
It's getting colder than it was before,
People are sick and sneezing,
Because this weather is so freezing,
One of the prettiest times of year,
Winter season is finally here,
32 is the magic number,
For a white blanket as you slumber,
Yummy things like hot chocolate and s'mores,
Cookies, treats, and sweets galore,
A fascinating season Winter is,
With it's beauty, peace, and bliss,
Christmas is almost here,
A holiday filled with such cheer,
Giving and getting so many things,
Being with family, enjoying everything it brings,
You had already made your list,
You wake up and hope to find your wish,
Unwrap the box and look inside,
You saw your wish and nearly cried,
Oh man, how wonderful Winter can be,
From the holidays to the scenery,
My favorite thing, however, I'm having trouble deciding,
Everything is great, and it's only just arriving.

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Halloween! 
Friday, October 26, 2012, 07:19 AM
Q. What did the jack-o'-lantern say to the other jack-o'-lantern when they were on their way to a Halloween party?
A. "Let's get glowing."

Q. What do you call someone who puts poison in a person's corn flakes? A. A cereal killer.

Q. What do birds give out on Halloween night?
A. Tweets.

Q. What do you do when 50 zombies surround your house? [really, think about this one very carefully] . . .
A. Hope that it's Halloween (!!!).

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Fall Is Coming!! 
Friday, September 14, 2012, 04:23 PM
For this one, I'm going to post some quotes pertaining to fall as it approaches fastly.

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one Autumnal face." - John Donne

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all." - Stanley Horowitz

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And the Time Flies... 
Thursday, August 23, 2012, 06:55 PM
I can't believe that it has been so long so I have posted here. I'm just not sure where time went and I think it would be nice if it would come back!! Hahaha!!

For our inspirational quotes, I'm going to pick some from women! :)


"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." - Katharine Hepburn

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." - Maya Angelou

"Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!" – Anne Frank

And our last one for this post is...

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Where Did the Time Go?! 
Monday, June 18, 2012, 06:54 PM
Time has just kind of slipped by....very fast! So I'll give you all a few extra quotes this time around! :)


"Life isn’t a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, latte in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ‘Woohoo WHAT A RIDE’!" - Anonymous


"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself" - Harvey Fierstein.


"When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us" – Alexander Graham Bell.

And that is all for today! If there is anything in particular you would like to see, let me know!! :)

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Friday Friday Friday 
Friday, June 8, 2012, 07:21 PM
Here are just a couple quotes that I found that could set the mindset for a great weekend!!

“It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.” – Jim Rohn

"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

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Hello! 
Thursday, May 31, 2012, 10:15 PM
Hi everyone!!

I believe the main focus of this blog will be to provide inspirational ideas, thought, pictures, quotes, etc. to help inspire others.

"We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-

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