Author Archives: dswan2

About dswan2

Poet, author, columnist, lyricist, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, wife of 50 years. Born and raised in America's Heartland

THE CARVER

©THE CARVER The old man’s hands were gnarled and scarred from the slip of chisel and knife. Faded blue eyes in a time-weathered face took measure of people and life. He ran a sure hand down the curve of a … Continue reading

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GOLDEN IS THE AUTUMN

GOLDEN IS THE AUTUMN Golden is the Autumn, dancing in her veils of splendor; laughing through the woodlands, pirouetting on the hillsides, and brushing frosty moonlight from her hair. Bittersweet the taste of apples on her lips of tempting crimson; … Continue reading

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A CURIOUS DREAM

Marilee had had such sweet dreams lately that she was looking forward to another one as Mama pulled the covers up to her chin. But Mama reminded her of something. “Remember what you had for a snack a few minutes … Continue reading

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There is a Time

Have you noticed how few bird nests are left in the bare trees?  In summertime it seems every tree and bush has two or three of the intricately woven mini-masterpieces; guarded by the shrill cry of a blue jay or … Continue reading

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GOD’S MELODIES

GOD’S MELODIES Lyric 1. The sound of children laughing in the sun. Smiles of young lovers, their lives just begun. A heart remembering the dreams of its youth. A father telling his son about truth. CHORUS These are God’s melodies, … Continue reading

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THE CARVER

THE CARVER The old man’s hands were gnarled and scarred from the slip of chisel and knife. Faded blue eyes in a time-weathered face took measure of people and life. He ran a sure hand down the curve of a … Continue reading

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God Was Busy

GOD WAS BUSY God was busy that day. He decided there just wasn’t time to spread a rainbow over the clouds, to call for those colors to shine. It would only be seen for a moment or two- it might … Continue reading

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