365 Creativity Project-Day 132

Journal entry:

Journal 5-20-20120001

Gracious Benevolence

Freshly laundered clothing touches
My skin with the gentle caress
Of a lover who was missing
During the long exhausting day.

I sigh at the sweetness felt when
Freshly laundered clothing touches
My body with the tenderness
I have been seeking all day long.

The enchantment of cleanliness
Spreads its allure over me when
Freshly laundered clothing touches
Me like whispered kisses at night.

I am reminded of other
Nights when I was softly fondled
With heavenly kindness on skin
Freshly laundered clothing touches.

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Sunday, May 20, 2012



Jo and Ton…




Ton following Jo…


Holly bush grown into a sizable tree…


My Dad’s D-8…




My Dad’s D-8 overgrown, but not forgotten…

I am grateful:

1.   Mom reminded me to use Deep Woods Off before going for my walk.
2.   Hope was very well behaved while we walked in the pasture.
3.   The horses were down where I was able to see them.
4.   Jeremy bush hogged the property yesterday and told me I could go anywhere on the place I wanted.
5.   I cooked barbecued beef ribs, turnip greens, baby carrots, and stuffing, which were delicious.

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. Get out your camera and take some pictures, or write a poem, or draw a picture, or write in your journal. Just do something creative. It will enrich your day and make you smile.

The poem I wrote today is called a Quatern. This form is very fun to work with. You write four, four line stanzas, with eight syllables per line and you repeat one line from the first stanza in each following stanzas. It is not easy, but the reward is well worth the challenge. This is the spotlighted form in Writer’s Digest’s July/August issue. Since it was counted syllables I had to try my hand at it. You might enjoy writing one…

I would love to hear whatever you have to say, so by all means leave me a comment.

Jo Ann


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  1. #1 by startingthedialogue on May 20, 2012 - 5:45 pm

    Hi Jo Ann. How fun you got to spend time with some horses. Curently, I am house sitting for a friend. There are 3 horses here on the property along with 5 goats, 2 turkeys, over a dozen chickens, a dog and 2 cats. Pasture walking at this time of year can be quite the workout trying to avoid the gopher holes, the snake holes, and the horse turds. Of course, it is easier than walking through the muddy season. Sounds like you enjoyed your pasture jaunt. I loved the photos of the horses. Have a great evening.

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on May 21, 2012 - 12:47 am

      Laura, the horses live on the property, but they are not often in areas where I visit. I went down in the pasture because I wanted to see the state of the D-8. It had been some time since I had walked down there because the pasture was overgrown. My nephew, Jeremy, bush hogged it Saturday, so I felt safe to walk out there.

      Sounds like you have quite a menagerie on your hands. You should take some pictures.

      • #3 by startingthedialogue on May 21, 2012 - 12:03 pm

        Hi Jo Ann,
        I am probably the world’s worst photographer so I just take pictures in my mind. Even with high-tech cameras I end up getting a fuzzy picture.

        I liked the photos you took of the D-8. Seems a shame to have it sit there not being used though.

        The area around your home appears very green and lush–it’s green here now but will be dry within a month. I do miss the green, green, green of the east at times, but love the mountains here in the west.

        Have a great day!

      • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on May 21, 2012 - 11:17 pm


        If you will practice a bit your photography skills will improve. If I can take pictures anyone can.

        The D-8 is somewhat a monument to my father and brother. It is a very old tractor and needs a lot of work before it would be useful.

        We are very fortunate to live in an area of abundant beauty. Mountains are glorious too.

        Thank you for reading.

        Jo Ann

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