Hello there!

It’s been awhile since my last blog post, and I want to apologize for that. Life got a little busy after we released Moments In Time-22 Stories. My husband and I celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary on the Big Island of Hawaii in late October. It was a great trip, but getting adjusted to the 6 hour time difference has been killer—changing the clocks back this weekend hasn’t helped with that either! But then I looked up, more than 2 months had flown by and the November PAD challenge was upon me. I guess I don’t have to say that I’ve fallen behind, but it’s early days yet and I’m still hoping to catch up.

It’s been a while, but it’s time to get back to some poetry. Enjoy!


In the dawning light of a new day,
when golden sun rises from beneath the clouds,
the glory of the world is thrust upon us.
Too often we wander through life
with our eyes closed to the wonder of the moment
that is always there if we take the time to see it.
It is there in the little things–
the bee collecting pollen to fertilize and sweeten the world,
raindrops that quiver on glass, debating whether to make the slide,
leaves budding green that burst into flames of red and yellow as they die,
then buried beneath winter snow they wait to be reborn.
There are tears of joy and sorrow,
there are happy memories to ease the sad ones.
There are children laughing,
and there is love.
The sun sets and rises each day
in hope that we will open our hearts
and see how glorious is life.

~Elise Skidmore ©2018

I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who purchased a copy of Moments In Time, and send an extra thank you to those who took a few minutes to review it. It really means the world to me. For any of you who purchased the print version (of any of my books), the offer of a free signed bookplate is still open. I hope you’ll continue to spread the word to friends & family, and maybe even remember that books make great gifts.

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  1. That poem is just beautiful. It makes me want to see the beauty in all things. Thank you for that and and the photos are glorious !