Smell the Roses

Pause and notice
the miracles
you just dismiss
as light trickles
from screen to eye
while you pass by
lost in life’s din

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Inspired by a line “I declare world peace and invite you to notice the miracles unfolding every day” below Selma Martin’s wonderful poetry post “World Citizens In Solidarity With Ukraine: An Espresso Moment

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

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Breaking the Ice

In midwinter
the snowdrops bloom
helping deter
the winter gloom
The strength I see
through their beauty
restores my core

Words and images © Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Hey! My daughter Bee has an Etsy site for “Hand sewn decorative items” – RaccoonStitches! Please check it out!