Lessons From a Dogwood

img_2036My Featured Blogger this week is Ali Grimshaw of Flashlight Batteries. “Writing poetry has given me a way to touch others’ lives,” says Ali, flashlight bearer and writing circle facilitator, “(to) help us see ourselves and each other with the light of love.” And that light shines through everything she writes.

flashlight batteries - Ali Grimshaw

"Nature does not hurry
yet everything is accomplished."
-Lao Tzu

a flower
can be a poem 
all by itself

color replacing gray
newsroom days

each petal, lined hues
of good news

the glory of opening
to live again

©Ali Grimshaw 2022

Covid finally caught me and I am learning 
how to accept it as an uninvited guest. 
Sending you wishes for wellness.

Join me at earthweal this week: Lessons from the Wild

Photo taken on one of my neighborhood walks.

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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6 Responses to Lessons From a Dogwood

  1. Beautiful… I love these verses so much ♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  2. joyroses13 says:

    I have “followed” Ali for awhile, always enjoy her poetry. Dogwoods are beautiful and so are her writings

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  3. We should be more like Mother Nature and not hurry. We’d be less frazzled-looking like the relaxed petals of the beautiful dogwood flowers in your photograph. After all, not everything is a five-alarm fire. Thanks, Ali! And thanks, Mitch, for featuring her.

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  4. Piano girl says:

    I so love writing with Ali! 💗

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  5. revruss1220 says:

    Thanks for the introduction, Mitch. Ali seems to have found the medium that allows her voice to flourish.

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  6. Ann Coleman says:

    I love Ali’s blog!

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