Last week’s challenge, Beloved,   brought to my mind my  husband and children.  The photo above shows my youngest playing with his toy colander.  He loves cooking.  Each morning, he would dutifully take out the skillet, cooking oil, and spatula from their respective storage places and put them in my cooking area.  He would help scrambleContinue reading “BELOVED (for WPC)”


No one could have been happier than me last Sunday afternoon when we went to a park for our family’s usual Sunday walk.  I spied a rather big pond while we were looking for a parking slot.  As soon as I could, I begged my leave to go to the pond (with my toddler inContinue reading “A SWAN LAKE IN AUTUMN”

QUANDARY (A Quadrille)

Should I rein in the words troubling my heart or Should I set them free? I was afraid I would be spurned, humiliated for daring! But I could also spark a better Something. I was dying to know. So I said – “I love you.” Written for DVerse’s Quadrille #40 prompt, Free,and   Rein ‘Em In!Continue reading “QUANDARY (A Quadrille)”


A Lesson from St. Mary Magdalene  When Love finds you grab His hands and do not let go When Love finds you empty yourself, love will renew your soul, shining with heaven’s glow, Into Calvary will follow When Love finds you. ~~~ A poem written to remember my patron saint on her feast day, JulyContinue reading “WHEN LOVE FINDS YOU”


For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. Mt. 25:29 Will the sun still be the sun if it stops shining? Will love be love if it remains hidden? What good is aContinue reading “RADIATE”


  Sugar comes back to our kitchen on Holy Saturdays after a forty day absence. It feeds the yeast that leavens the dough for our favorite Easter treat, Philadelphia Sticky Buns. My husband carefully kneads the rising dough and leaves it on a covered bowl to double. Then it will be kneaded again preparatory toContinue reading “LEAVENED BREAD”


I was told – everyone has a perfect match somewhere like a pot with a missing lid I just had to wait for my match to be found years and years I waited still he did not come I was told – be the best you can be perfect for the one you’re looking forContinue reading “PERFECT MATCH”


That moment when I caught him watching leaves falling from the trees and reaching out with his little arms That moment when I saw him snapping a hawkweed flow’r from its stem and staring at it laying on his hand for however long that moment when he looks at me his lips parting into aContinue reading “THE AGE OF WONDERS (WPC: Magic)”