The Broken Lantern

A newly crafted lantern, shined and bejeweled through hours of careful attention, sat proudly on the shelf in all its glory, waiting to fulfill its purpose. The shop hummed busily with browsers, many hands touching, grabbing, turning, checking the lantern from all angles. Did it meet their needs, was it just right for their intent,Continue reading “The Broken Lantern”

The Bluebird

Did a bird in fact flit byBlue iridescence blazing Or was it but a moment’s glimpseMy mind’s eye then amazing Color blazed through gloomy grayOf sky and soul in winter Rarely seen in busy town Mountain birds its kinder Yet blue it flew to bright the dayReminders in my sorrow That gladness pierces even gloomContinue reading “The Bluebird”