Saturday, December 28, 2019


Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh

December swept in to close the parting year
With a frigid Arctic blast, snow was in the rear

Powder puff flurries temporarily dusted the scene
Then spring-like weather made us giddy and beam

Yet brilliant stars illuminated the holiday streets

The Christmas tree at Rock made it all complete

And the Winter Solstice chimed in to celebrate

With joyful hymns and candles for nature's sake

Do not forget it is the end of remarkable decade

Recall sweet memories, dear ones, before they fade

Christmas concerts set the joyous holiday mood

O Holy Night, Silent Night so familiar did soothe

Folks wondered how the year had gone by in a silent poof
Left us dazed and betrayed by precious time is the proof

Starry night, night of wonder we sent songs of love away

To tame a hardened heart far and wide on Christmas Day

Oh why must you depart and close out this end of year

We had so much more to do, to savor you my dearest dear

There was no holding back the time and the clock was ticking

Away the final hours came, and Auld Lang Syne was tweeting

December bowed out with amazing grace and let in a New Year!

Where "Dreams Do Come True," for a grateful heart sincere..

Friday, December 13, 2019


Once upon the time, in the long, long ago, Matilda Fizzibottom decided to donate her adorable and long treasured storybook Christmas tree ornaments to the Children's Library. Well, that day when the ornaments learned that they would be leaving for unknown places in the wide, wide world, it was quite news to them. 
    "Do not be upset," declared the Mouse Grenadier in his Christmas red uniform with gold braid and medals. His companion the Drum Majorette tapped away on his drum and the other ornaments cheered in unison.
      Just then an elf of a pink mouse sitting in a green Christmas stocking asked, "Who will read us a story from the Victorian Snow Children's book? 
      "I will," said Humpty Dumpty who sat on his own private bench wearing blue jeans and a silly grin.  His little stovepipe hat had fallen to the side of his head and he looked like he was ready to tell the story of the little boy who went out from his house in his snowsuit to play in the snow. "It was the first time he had ever played in the snow, so he watched the other children throwing snow balls."        

Storyteller Humpty Dumpty had every Christmas tree ornament's attention. Continuing with
glee Humty Dumpty had a special ending to the story. "The little boy was so excited about the snowballs that he decided to save one for himself, so he tucked it into a pocket in his snowsuit to show his Mother and enjoy later. Well, when his Mother took off his snowsuit the little boy dug into his pocket to show her the snowball, but it had melted and was just a mass of slush in his
pocket. "That just goes to show you, " said Humpty Dumpty, "That each day is a fleeting moment in time and like the snowball one's life can also melt away."
     After delivering his wise comments Humpty Dumpty smiled at the giraffe circus performer
perched on a small platform. The giraffe was dressed in a red and white gingham coat with a gold
harness and tail and was proud of being the tallest Christmas ornament in the collection.  His
favorite companion was a blue-eye circus cat who balanced himself on a green, gold trimmed balancing ball.
      The Christmas ornaments welcomed the presence of some snow white  paper angels with gold
crowns in their red hair and a Christmas caroler with a jaunty red pompom on his hat was softly singing Christmas carols, to which the Christmas ornaments joined in by humming. Then, too, there were three adorable little French poodle dog ornaments, all related by their curly white coats with ribbons and bow tie decoration.     

When the Librarian received the package many days ahead of Christmas she did not open it
immediately and the Christmas ornaments thought perhaps they would be forgotten. But, that did not happen, instead the Librarian took pleasure in placing each and every one of the Christmas ornaments on a special branch in the green Christmas tree, decked with a light snow dusting, in the children's wing of the library. The Christmas ornaments were full of joy, year after year,  whenever children came to visit them in the library.
     "That's all there is to this simply Christmas Ornament story," said Humpty Dumpty, "We are
happy to now reside in the Library where we bring the Christmas Ornament story to each boy and girl who visits the special Christmas tree where we now reside."
      "Wishing you Happy Holidays," he said, "and may your dreams come true with love from the Christmas ornaments."

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

ADIEU TO NOVEMBER 2019 By Polly Guerin

Must I say, too soon, Adieu to lovely autumn?
The calm repose of sun kissed days awesome

Stealing gently into the harvest of the year
I can still hear autumn dancing in the sphere

Crisp sunburn leaves soothe the troubled heart
Stave off the weary cares before they even start

The sweet chill of pumpkin spices linger long
The world is full of chirping happy bird song

With childlike wonder autumn's magic hour
Brought cartoon floats above the city bougher

The season ignites hospitality in the heart
And the congenial flame of charity to start

With great cheer assembled for the merry feast
Gathered folks with gratitude to say the least

I heard a thousand blended roaring notes
A frigid blast bore down with chilling strokes

Then, here's to the steadfast, brave oak tree
It stands with its pride, hale green for thee

Tuck November's  story inside a keepsake box
And save autumn's treasures to later unlock

Remember the sweet chill of autumn so dear
Return to its pleasures, again, but next year!


Saturday, November 2, 2019

ADIEU TO OCTOBER 2019 By Polly Guerin

Soft light, the calm repose of Autumn days
I smell Autumn dancing in October's phase

The trees were dressed in autumn splendor
Yellow saffron, ginger cream, chestnut hues

The Ashes, Oaks and Maples, an even many more
The leaves by hundreds did carpet the forest floor

With the
gentle chill, an the crisp sunburnt leaves
Then sweet golden kisses were all over the trees

The bird's came back to take a backward glance
To marvel at nature's glory in striking balance

Soothing life's weary to take comfort and rest
October began a magical month, the very best

A timeless time to press forward with the new
And treasure autumn memories and then renew  

Yet, I
still smell the sweet aroma of the pumpkin patch
And everyone,  a trick-or treater, opened up the latch

Columbus Day brought poignant pause to reflect
And remember those who reside in forlorn rest

Though some stormy weather dashed our dreams
The brilliant light returned in sun-kissed streams

Alas we must turn back the clock, brings the blast
Ti's sad that the sweet Autumn days could not last. 

Friday, August 30, 2019

ADIEU TO AUGUST 2019 By Polly Guerin

August memories will always linger in my heart
With the first kiss of summer's embrace to start

Brought hotter summer days and cooler nights
We shed our rigid persona and free, took flight

The heat cooled off by the welcome thunder rain
Wild flowers and green meadows refreshed again

Cooing birds and Crickets orchestrated the night
The plein air was pungent fresh to our delight

The last rose of summer on a white picket fence
A Nantucket cottage we stayed a week for rent

The aroma of the imperial sea lingers ever long
As it washes ashore with its roaring ancient song

Colorful sea glass sprinkled on the sandy shore
Building sand castles, foreign lands to explore

To live in the sunshine, swim away into the sea
Drink in the wild dulcet air renew you and me 

Sitting under the umbrella with a book I agree
Savor the lucent images of Nirvana sets us free 

August has passed yet summer wants to linger on
Between the pages of the next month they prolong

Sweeter dreams and treasured memories keeping
We bid farewell to August's golden days seeking

Oh! Happy Day! the happiest chapter of the year
With new postcard memories treasured my dear

Yet, another beautiful day, it's summer's last call
Interjects it golden heritage into the start of fall  

Thursday, August 1, 2019

ADIEU TO JULY 2019 By Polly Guerin

Everything good, everything magical
Seemingly happens in the summer

But July turned into a hot plate griddle
And the days just lay there and sizzled

The blood red Ruby is your birthstone
Passionate, dramatic you are not alone

With admirers around your golden flame
July hangs on the top of summer's game

Sultry days and dewy nights so it seems
Gives us pause to linger and to dream

As sea glass sparkles in the ocean sun
Stories of foreign lands have just begun

Beach books let us read and make plan
To vicariously visit some enchanted land

And sleep the sleep of dreams come true
Live in the sunshine, swim away, renew

Drink in the wild sea air and lose yourself
Leave worries behind store then on a shelf

Fill your baskets high with golden pines
Cool parsley, basil sweet and sunny thyme

Gather up memories on a dewy morning
Tuck them into a notebook, never boring

With July at the top of the livelong year
Gather sweet memories so close, so dear.

Friday, June 28, 2019

ADIEU TO JUNE 2019 By Polly Guerin

Lovely June the Mille Fleur month arrived in haste
The Summer Solstice brought us warmth and grace

The brides arrived and sailed into safe harbor
Their hearts entwined with love and ardor

Lush roses and lush strawberries on the vine
The air was blue, the lush green lawn so divine

Mating thrushes in the glen ushered in the day
Sweet June declared summer, take time to play

Flag Day reminded us to salute our freedom
May it wave forever now and every season

Then sweet June was baptized in a misty rain
A deluge ensued, climate warming was to blame

We tried to save the month from a calamitous end
Then in dewy air, June became our cheery friend

Father's day well wishers paid due honor to men
With gratitude overflowing in celebration they send

We mourn the fact that June flew in and out so fast
Memories of the sweetest month fleetingly did not last.