Grief Blooms

Grief comes in shadows —a ponderous  darkness pierced by light, beautiful shades  of imperfect violets infused with so many lovely hues that, if we are accepting of truth, bloom into the fullness of sweet memories. —C.L. Fisher, January 2023 George Michael Wilks, November 16, 1947-January 12, 2023 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images areContinue reading “Grief Blooms”


“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.” — Vincent Van Gogh Vincent saw swirling stars and moonlight  rolling like waves before resting  upon the inky mountains, and tonight  I see a line of trees just outside  my draped pane, and the passing light awakens myContinue reading “Shards”

A Thanksgiving Psalm

I have the will to go, to seek, to explore, to voyage beyond my front door  or marvel creation from my backyard.   I can imagine galaxies beyond  our common stars, wonder  about the depths of nebulas,  and ponder the endless  space that seems to stretch  between those clusters of fire.   I can forgive,Continue reading “A Thanksgiving Psalm”

The Monarchs

Two Butterflies went out at Noon— And waltzed above a Farm—  — Emily Dickinson I held two butterflies lilting upon lilac mist flowers,  each wing a perfect frame, tiny panes of stained glass, displaying autumn’s richest hue. —C.L. Fisher, October 2022 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher andContinue reading “The Monarchs”

Autumn’s Cotillion

Where waving woods and waters wild Do hymn an autumn sound. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning The last dance of the butterflies in this mid-October homage  to spring, the wildflowers wait for the shift to northern winds, for frost to touch the ground  and silence growth, but today there is time to flit and flutter  underContinue reading “Autumn’s Cotillion”