Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 1, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

October Special: The Trees

The grass in my yard crunches underfoot, yellow as straw in some places. Pepper rouses small tornadoes of dust as she chases the squirrels. Yet the trees remain mostly green heading into October – a dry green, a stubborn green – full of vitality even though some few leaves brown early and fall in the heat. Today’s poem by Mary Oliver says exactly what I …

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March 28, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

For My Sister

Today’s post is for my sister – beautiful in sickness and in health. The skies are dark The branches bare – My sister is not well. Branches bear the weight of night –My sister is not well. Thank you, Nature, for mirroring exactly what I feel. I appreciate that! Then you turn around and do THIS. The sun illumines Branches bright – The tall pines …

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