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“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief… Read More

“You have been told that, even like a chain, you are as weak as your weakest link. This is but half the truth. You are also as strong as your strongest link. To measure you by your smallest deed is to reckon the power of the ocean by the frailty of its foam. To judge you by your failures is to cast blame upon the seasons for their inconstancy.” Kahlil Gibran, The… Read More

April Rain Song Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk. The rain makes running pools in the gutter. The rain plays a little sleep-song on our roof at night— And I love the rain. – Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics) [recommended] Another collection,… Read More

Originally posted on POETIC OCEANS:
 Joyce Sidman Minnesota USA ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?  From the  Second Adventure Novel   ‘Pencileeze Forest  Mystery            What Do The Trees Say We grow as Nature ordains never complain and bear the pains from black to grey, green to brown one by one we fall to the ground Our duty done with full obedience spreading freshness and fragrance with…