Author Archives: janehwilson

Flowers from my garden

I am not just a writer.  I am a gardener too.  So I thought I might publish the occasional picture of my arrangements from my garden.  Here saucer-sized hibiscus (given me by my mother-in-law–also a wonderful gardener) steals the show … Continue reading

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Arise, Sing, Tis Easter

She used to make: • The ham biscuits • The green beans • The deviled eggs • The potato salad • The fruit salad • The coconut cake • The sweet tea • The Easter Baskets Now her energy is … Continue reading

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Breathe

Where is my white lace? I am Aliza My breath is your breath My consumptive lungs—your lungs My broken heart—your heart My son is dying slowly One brain cell at a time You may think him your father I know … Continue reading

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Let’s Meet at Deetjen’s

Let’s Meet at Deetjen’s Recently, my daughters and I took an enchanted trip to Big Sur, California and stayed at the magical Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn. It was very hard to leave. So I wrote this little poem to remember … Continue reading

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Floundering

Floundering It is dusk I drive east from the Retirement community And think to myself alone, “I am floundering.” Do flounder actually flounder? Or is it only a human thing, This floundering? I have seen a flounder Fighting for her … Continue reading

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Heart Shaped Muffins

Heart Shaped Muffins Heart shaped muffins No special recipe Just a store bought package Add water Bake The worst possible Assemblage of ingredients No nutrition Not even real berries Only sugary blue things But then, what is the Nutritional value … Continue reading

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In the Garden – A Summer Solstice Story

In the Garden A Summer Solstice Story The longest day of the year is over and now we head Inch by inch, day by day Into the darkening. There is a sadness in The garden today It happened while we … Continue reading

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It’s So Easy To Dismiss Him

It’s So Easy To Dismiss Him It’s so easy to dismiss him now, This man whose mind betrays him. This man once full of vibrant energy Of hand-holding devotion Of physical long-tall presence Of booming lyric voice Of cross-country travels … Continue reading

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What I Like About Buzzards

What I Like About Buzzards Wobbly buzzards Flying in the air What I admire about them – They are ugly and they just don’t care They seem to hang out together And work together And play around in the sky … Continue reading

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Blessed Release

Blessed Release Acorn Oak leaf Carved into mantel Into piano Clung to in memory In fantasy Rooted Rooting Forgive The unforgivable It is time to let them go child Let them go Breath deeply and Let them go JEHW March … Continue reading

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