Poetry to Inspire




Watching sunrise
through the trees,
still and quiet
nary a breeze.

Let this peace
that I can see
fulfill my day—
enriching me.

Sky is changing
brighter now
embed this view
in me somehow.

Take a photo
that may do
so you can see
this peaceful view.

in every way
very grateful
to have this day.

Jean Kay


Canadian Flag


Let’s celebrate Canada every day,
not just July 1st each year,
remembering how fortunate
we are to be living here.

We have so many opportunities
and also the freedom to choose.
Participating is what’s important,
no matter if we win or lose.

We can express opinions
on all topics to which we relate,
by word of mouth or in print—
that’s a big reason to celebrate.

Natural beauty is evident
in this vast country of ours,
rivers, lakes, mountains, forests,
meadows – I could go on for hours.

Appreciate all your surroundings,
both near to you and far,
whether you’re walking close to home
or going for a drive in your car.

Take a quiet moment
to be grateful, to feel at peace,
it empowers body, soul and mind
and allows stress to be released.

Celebrate with family and friends,
associates and neighbours too.
Be aware of your surroundings
and treasure each unique view.

Jean Kay

Have a safe and wonder-filled long weekend everyone.


 Inner Light - candle


Through aches, pains and challenges,
I can shine my inner light,
giving a message to others
that everything is alright.

My light triggers positive response
which energizes me.
Sympathy, pity and negative vibes
build up negativity.

I try, at all times, to be positive—
in my thoughts, speech and reactions,
creating a lifestyle that works for me
and not detouring into distractions.

Being with like-minded people
supports me, in all my roles.
I don’t waste time with Nay Sayers,
just be with those who feed my soul.

My inner light is powerful
guided, supported, cared for.
When opportunity knocks, and it does,
I willingly open my door.

Jean Kay

This is the poem I shared on Canadian Business Chicks Nest BLAB session. The candle drawing was part of the poem’s creation.

Remembering D-Day

D-Day poem

A tribute to D-Day



Longest Day

Photo by Jean Kay

Somerton Smith

Not so long ago on the day when spring arrived in our city on cat feet, we convened on our front porch to savour the warming breezes. After a suitably reflective time spent surveying our awakening gardens and our peaceful neighbourhood, my husband said, “If we won a lottery and had millions of dollars, this is still exactly where I would want to be.”

What an immeasurable fortune—a life crafted such that no amount of money could make the foundations of it any finer.

This weekend—a long Victoria Day holiday weekend here in Ontario, Canada—my friend Stephen posted this picture on Facebook with the caption “Weekend getaway spot.” When I saw the caption I wondered, “Where is Stephen off to now?” (He travels quite a lot.) I smiled when I recognized the photo as the view of his own background with parkland and a gently murmuring creek beyond.

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flower garden 2016
P1000983Photos from my garden May 22, 2016

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