Spotlight Poetry – A collection of Poems by Jane Ayres

I Write Her

these shiny gifts

we always tell stories
things that shine
– allure –
a lure for
those who
let daydreams be poems
& poems daydreams


you were
lilac and yellow freesias
warm sugared milk
maternal love

estuary whispers

there are years of wasps
& years of
but most of the time
life stings

unleashing shadows

the consultant said a shadow was showing on the scan
try not to worry
we tried
but once the words were out
veiled darkness began seeping
growing greedy
birthing shadow spawn & we knew
from now on
there would always be shadows

a moment

sitting with grief that twists   
I pause   
             - a sip of strong coffee   
             - a bite of whisky-infused chocolate    
             (redundant birthday gift)    
you are still here   
& I am    


New life

We can keep trying, he says. We won’t…

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Spotlight – Poems about January Winds – A selection of Poetry and Photos by Mark S @ Naturalist Weekly

Naturalist Weekly

January brings colder temperatures and the micro-seasons of Minor Cold(Jan. 06- Jan. 20) and Major Cold (Jan 20-Feb 03). It is also the time when wind chill is frequently mentioned in the weather forecasts.

The wind chill factor is the rate of heat loss from the skin as a result of the wind and cold.  For those math minded people the formula for this is: 

  • Wind chill (ºF) = 35.74 + 0.6215T – 35.75(V^0.16) + 0.4275T(V^0.16)
    • Where: T = Air Temperature (F)
    • V = Wind Speed (mph)
    • ^ = raised to a power (exponential)

For those of us who might not be so math oriented, like myself, the reality of this formula is that as the wind increases, the wind draws away heat from the exposed skin.  This can then result in lower internal body temperatures.(1)  The higher rate of wind chill, the greater the risk of…

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Paintings – Poetry – Quotation – Thursday’s Round-up Read and View – Selected by Goff James

Painting 1 Attribution © Alfred Muhlig, Apple Blossom, (Date Unstated)

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Haiku 1, 2 Attribution © Goff James, Temple Bells, Meeting Friends

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Senryū 1 Attribution © Goff James, Today’s Memories

Copyright (c) 2021 Goff James – All Rights Reserved 

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Painting 2 Attribution © Nader Hamzeh, Under the Moonlight, (Date Unstated)

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