Nutscene Twine


My favorite things


Vintage typewriters
Sheet music and poetry scribbles
Corkscrew curls
Grecian urns filled with ivy

White gravel roads
Citrine landscapes under azure skies
Busy bird feeders
Milkweed tufts nesting in terracotta pots

Champagne fluted calla lilies
Mountaintops and river bottoms
Sunlit dust particles
Solitary runs on my secret trail

When I look nice
When I capture someone’s spirit on camera
Squash blossoms
Wicker baskets full of lined leather journals

Nutscene Twine

Corrugated box
Charcoal lettered 1920s graphics
Lined with burlap
Untouched since last season

Perfect rows of woven jute
Muted tones of brick-red, olive-green and ivory
accentuated by a pewter scissors
grosgrain tied around the curved handle

I cut and wrap and fasten glossy green life
to a lifeless arbor
Teardrop rosebuds yield to my hands
blossom in response to support

These tasks comfort me
My mind is clear
My spirit generous
My heart is happy


16 thoughts on “Nutscene Twine

  1. You hide your light under a few bushels, my friend :-). This is lovelyโ€ฆ it just meanders, as if you take my hand and lead me through the meadow of your mind, showing me (with child-like awe and wonder at the world), what clears your mind, brings gratitude to your spirit and happiness to your heart. It says who you areโ€ฆin the purity of your soul. And should be called poetry; there’s no almostโ€ฆit is so very beautifully ‘there’. ๐Ÿ™‚ xo


    • Angela!! If only you knew how much I’ve missed you ๐Ÿ™‚
      Happy to see you here and you are so kind to comment. You are so insightful (clairsentient?). These words are as simple as they sound and bubbled in my head while I fastened roses to the arbor outside my garden. I remember thinking, “I am so happy and calm and grateful in this moment.” You’re such a dear to recognize that. xo


    • Oh yes! I have one (bought on Ebay for 20$) that sits on my desk beside my ugly laptop. It makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚
      I just changed a photo on the post…I looked all over for the picture I took last year of the corrugated box and finally found it. So funny how the simplest things make me warm and fuzzy.
      Thanks for stopping by, dear friend. Your words mean the world to me. xo


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