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Reading excellence ’round here,

Brings up personal fear…

Concerned readers

Assume something bursts,

The writers must allay fears!

My friend, Holly–poetess supreme,*

Makes me wonder what it means…

Impassioned cries–

My heart dies,

“It’s just a poem, Jellybean!”

–Jonathan Caswell

  • My friend Holly’s poetry blog, “House of Heart”  https://heartsafire.wordpress.com/ will knock your socks off—I wish I were younger!  🙂



He and she have great timing,

Together they’re often reclining…

But when time to go

They cannot both, so

He goes outside without whining.

They’d share a shower with mirth,

But floor joists may not hold the girth…

The joists are sistered*

By hands duly blistered,

Underneath is a cellar of earth.

Romance in the bathroom is gone,

They’ve found other tunes for song…

The married ideal

With greatest appeal,

Is timing so neither is wronged!

–Jonathan Caswell

* Sistering is where older floor joists in poor condition are paired and attached to newer floor beams to share the load under the floor…often on the first floor, over the cellar, in a house or cottage.




Where do water faeries go,

When weather turns cold with snow…

They find it nice

Underneath the ice,

Until springs thaw returns water flow.

I’m sure everybody has seen

Open water in winter that steams…

Water faeries will dance

In sudden romance,

While sunlight keeps the opening ice-clean.

All that one could wish,

Is to sleep with the turtles and fish…

Til the springtime warms

The heart of swarms

Of faeries and flies feverish.


–Jonathan Caswell

Ice Fairy, from Bing images (see the open water?)