Birth

“All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” — Leo Tolstoy life gives birth to spring little trace of winter stress just stretch marks of light *   *   * Opening to the Light • Haiku* and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2020 * Haiku: a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in … More Birth

French Soap

“Nothing like a hot bath to ease the tension and think about what’s going to happen next.” — Sarah McLachlan FRENCH SOAP Its yellow wrapper speaks in a language with which I struggle but nonetheless convinced me to buy one sunny summer day while touring abroad. At home, this prize is stored away— a souvenir, … More French Soap

Wall of Sky

Sometimes I sit with my back pressed against a wall of sky, until the winds shift and the clouds pass by. * * * Poem, Wall of Sky by Mary O’Connor, originally published in Dreams of a Wingless Child  © 2007 Wheatmark, Tuscon, Ariz. © 2007. Photo, Charles W. Morgan whaling ship docked in New London, CT, by Jan … More Wall of Sky