Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 28, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Small Treasures

Small treasures enchant us. They can tickle the fancy; delight the eyes; inspire awe, even. Most admirably, they can be tucked away. My sister’s Christmas gifts reminded me. My gift to you this week is an assortment of small wonders – one each day – from the “Poem in Your Pocket” collection, introduced by former U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan… You Cannot Put a Fire …

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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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