Author Archives: Rosalie Squires

About Rosalie Squires

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Here and There

Halo of golden curls Dancing in the sunlight One small face, enrapt Longing to get it right. Tiny hands hold fast The tub of magic stuff And clasp the plastic wand Is wishing quite enough?   Thin strands of wispy … Continue reading

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Still dancing

  My artist friend is now 96 and has dementia but a few years ago she gave me some of the doodles and sketches she used to make in preparation for her major works. This is an extract from one … Continue reading

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The wonder of life – potato skins

Oh the wonder of potato skins Rooting on my window sill! The tuber, meant to sustain new life I have eaten. Its atoms, calories, molecules Are part of me. All it has left are the skins I discarded With their … Continue reading

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Happiness

I observe myself And see At this moment I am happy. And I am glad For Happiness and I Have not been well acquainted In the past. Hello, Happiness What brings you my way Today? And I wonder… If Happiness … Continue reading

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The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life – that well worn phrase Favoured cliché of my mother Kids happily playing – yes they’re having the time of their lives. But what does it mean to me, now? I recall a time I … Continue reading

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A modern psalm

I don’t suppose you have to be particularly ‘religious’ to have heard of the hymn How great Thou Art. A song where the writer pours out the feeling of their heart and soul at the awesomeness of creation and anyone … Continue reading

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Eight

Just eight posts in 2016 Not the way to influence the world! Do I aim to? Now there’s a question Reminds of a story someone once told me – I’ve a feeling they might have got it from Jonathan Sacks … Continue reading

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