Author Archives: maryannniemczura

Song of Flight

Sing a prayer Sing a song Song of love Song of joy Joy of flowers Joy of birds Birds flying Birds feeding Feeding their young Feeding family Family eating Family traveling Traveling abroad Traveling home Home and hearth Home and … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day Prayer

Remind me to take joy in ordinary events: Chores such as laundry, cooking and shopping. Let me make time to listen to others and share. There is so much joy to find in the little things. Birds are busy building … Continue reading

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Spring’s Harbinger

  Lush greens abound. Bursting with buds, trees assume new hues: variegated greens. Lawns are dotted with bright yellow dandelions.  Spring’s harbinger, the Lily of the Valley, has not made an appearance. Nature’s sense of humor has provided a cruel … Continue reading

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Detours, Closures, Local Traffic Only

Warm weather and road work go hand in hand. Last fall I noticed a digital sign which mentioned bridge work along a major thoroughfare. But it never came to fruition that I could see. Today’s warm weather invited me to … Continue reading

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Thank You, Mom!

Each April brings reminders of her. I was preparing for my second Fulbright teaching exchange to the former East Berlin. My mother died April 26, 1994, in Colorado so I flew out for the funeral and to help in close … Continue reading

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Almost

  Almost warm enough Almost time for planting Almost time to put out house plants Almost time to put seeds in Almost – but not quite Almost no more frost Almost but not too soon Almost time for hanging baskets … Continue reading

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Eleanor and Hank

My Aunt Eleanor and Uncle Hank moved to California before we moved to Colorado. It was always difficult to visit, but we managed a trip to California.  They were amazing people, both over 6′ tall and builders.  Some folks build … Continue reading

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