Category: Poetry

A Christmas Night Blessing

May your life be like awildflower,growing freely in thebeautyand joy of each day.— Native American Proverb This blessing is one of a collection of poems and sayings included in a book I purchased many years ago when my sons were small – A Grateful… Continue Reading “A Christmas Night Blessing”

November Poetry Share 11.24.21

The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in meand I wake in the night at the least soundin fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,I go and lie down where the wood drakerests in his beauty… Continue Reading “November Poetry Share 11.24.21”

Foggy Day and Rilke

As I was preparing my breakfast this past Sunday morning, I decided to pull up Vermont Public Radio on my iPhone and listen to whatever programming happened to be broadcasting – really just for some background noise. I was listening to a segment called… Continue Reading “Foggy Day and Rilke”

Sounds of Spring

Sights and Sounds of Spring Meltwater trickles Along the mud-covered road A burbling river. ~ Lynn Thomas Amber Yesterday, the sun was shining brightly, warming the spring air and lighting up the forest. I found that I had a little extra bounce in my… Continue Reading “Sounds of Spring”


“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”― Kahlil Gibran A couple of weeks… Continue Reading “Wisdom”

Artists in the Parks

I received a couple of comments about my previous post highlighting the carved log which honors the nature poet Seamus Heaney. My own curiosity about how these logs came to be transplanted into the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park landscape led me to do some… Continue Reading “Artists in the Parks”

Poetry in Nature

During our last hike at Marsh-Billings- Rockefeller National Historic Park, I came upon another interesting wood carving along the shores of The Pogue. Someone here at the park is obviously a fan of the Irish poet Seamus Heaney! This line is taken from his… Continue Reading “Poetry in Nature”

All Hallow’s Eve Walkabout

On All Hallow’s Eve Ushering in Winter’s dark We toast Fall’s bounty ~ Lynn Thomas Amber My engagement with the celebration of Halloween has changed over the years. I remember, as a kid, always feeling somewhat shy about knocking on someone’s door and asking… Continue Reading “All Hallow’s Eve Walkabout”

Spotlight on Witchhazel

October morning Witchhazel blossoms shine bright With the rising sun ~ Lynn Amber My witchhazel tree has taken center stage in my garden this week. Blooming in late October and November, this plant is found all over the eastern part of the United States… Continue Reading “Spotlight on Witchhazel”

Winds of Change

Winds of change descend Whisk me back towards Vermont Set me gently home.                                           ~Lynn Amber After 6 grueling days traveling on the road from… Continue Reading “Winds of Change”