January’s Small Stones #1


As part of January’s 2014 Mindful Writing Challenge (organised by the lovely folk at Writing Our Way Home) I am aiming to write a small stone every day.

The rules are very simple:

“1. Notice something properly every day during January.
2. Write it down. It’s that simple!”

The resulting small stone does not have to have a set style/format or a certain number of words of syllables; but they do tend to be short and sweet.

I am sharing them here in the hope that they might inspire others to make some small stones of their own, and to give you a glimpse into the world as I see it each day.



Jan 1st and 2nd

I missed the start by a couple of days so no small stones I’m afraid!


Jan 3rd:

This woodland stands, roots deep in frigid leaf mulch,
Chilled, stilled and abandoned,
It echoes with birdsong.


Jan 4th:

New year’s New moon
Shines its silver, lopsided grin
Making promises for 2014.


Jan 5th:

Those clouds are gold, buttered gold
Spread thick and shimmying at speed across the sky.


I will share these snippets in ‘week long’ collections, so pop back next Sunday for the next installment. And please feel free to share your own in the comments.

Here’s to a bright and inspiring January for us all!



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