A Lesson in Thrival

~*~ This past year has been a lesson in thrival. Yes, I have just invented a word. From survive and survival we go to thrive and “thrival.” You’re welcome. This time last year instead of setting new year’s resolutions as I would normally, I set the intention to thrive. 2019 was going to be the … More A Lesson in Thrival

Mirror

And if the view’s not to your taste … Don’t blame the mirror. ~*~ Image: Dock relic in large pond … Tylney Hall, Hook, Hampshire, England ~*~ ©Dorothy E. Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2019 Aimwell CreativeWorks            

Fallow

  ~*~ Fallow soil, Hallowed ground. Nothing grows here ~ Not yet. The seed planted Rests peacefully Within a fertile Bed covered by Hope; fed with Dreams. Awaiting the Moment To rise; to greet The sun. Its day will Come. In the meantime, Fallow. ~*~ Sometimes there is absolutely nothing to be done to create … More Fallow

Sunshine Maiden

She glowed upon a soft horizon, The Sunshine Maiden. A warming, golden light That shone o’er Shivering hills and Truth bare-boned. No Hiding from the glint In her amber all-seeing Eye. And yet, no judgment There. Simply a place Holder shedding light On dark corners of Spirit. Healing. De-mystifying the Mysterious. Revealing, Through her bright … More Sunshine Maiden

The Voyage

Upon life’s billowing seasMy vessel is sweptWindward. I amStorm-tossedAnd swell-swallowed,Brine-stungAnd surge-whipped.I steer my batteredBut unbroken shipUpon the crashing waves ~Afloat I remain.My vessel salt-stainedAnd wind-lashed,Yet a survivor.In calmer waters,Renewed in purpose,Resolved, am I, to press on.The map is chartedAnd though off course blownYet will I arrive.It is my destiny. ~*~ The truth is, tall ship … More The Voyage

Dust to Dust

Goodbye, we say again, goodbye, Beneath a sad and sullen sky. A year has passed Since you drew breath; Surrendered to untimely death. My judgment, for I miss you so ~ I was not ready to let you go. Still,  life goes on as well it must, So I release your dust to dust. Your … More Dust to Dust

No Last Goodbye

There are no words, What can I say About that cold November day? * Here one minute, Then you’re gone. I didn’t know how I would carry on. * We’d chased the wind We’d jumped the moon. Our journey ended Far too soon. Bear, I lost you, Bear. Bear, sweet Bear. We didn’t get To … More No Last Goodbye

Sir Winter

~ X ~ Sir Winter hath his frigid tune declared With blast of snow ‘pon wind that gusteth fierce. But I, perchance, am not so unprepared My body warm with blankets nought can pierce. Though sleet and rain and pellets icy fall Upon the ground and mire where’er I go, My repast take I warmly … More Sir Winter

Dearly Beloved

  Shakespeare June 23, 2001-November 21, 2017 ~*~ Dearly Beloved Dedicated to those loved and lost Dearly beloved … How can you have gone? One minute living your life, The next ~ no life to live And in my life A gaping, lifeless, dark hole Where once shone your living light. Oh, how I miss … More Dearly Beloved