Can ink preserve with twist and curve these hours slipping fast?
And can a pen restore again pressed pictures of the past?
We cannot quell the tick-tock swell surging from here to there
Though we may yearn for the return of days that seemed so fair
With ink we grasp and clasp the gasp that shapes Time’s centuries
As echoes waft from thought to jot to ink-shaped memories
Can ink retain the soul-sweet strain of Saturdays in March?
Before the air lowers its stair from midnight’s ether arch
To fold its art into the heart where now we scan the deep
Seeking to save from yester-grave a rare remnant to keep
And can a quill with want and will and bits of poetry
Secure in word a moment stirred by ink-shaped memory?
…of muffin-morn and hope re-born in ordinary things
Of mint-tea noon and dusk full moon and wealth too plain for kings
Of scolding, holding, duty’s beauty filling to the brim
Our little cup that we hold up in gratitude to Him
Can ink preserve with twist and curve love’s tender agony?
And can a quill its essence spill in ink-shaped memory
© Janet Martin
This day is turning into a memory way too fast!
We have a tradition at our house: Saturday muffins...
Today’s Muffins; Banana-Cranberry and Chipit.
3 bananas mashed
¾ cup brown sugar
1/3 cup oil or melted butter
1 tbsp strong coffee
Mix and add
11/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt (I always skip the salt)
½ cup chocolate chips
½ cup dried cranberries
Bake at 350 approx. 15 min.