Winter Stroll

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Last year I was challenged on Facebook by Anita Stewart to write one poem a day for four days and challenge three others to do the same. This was my poem for Day One:

Winter Stroll

Chilly morning breeze
Chilly nose and chilly cheeks
Woollen beanie greets the sun
Squinting, wat’ry eyes
Blink and smile
At the golden wattle
‘Tis the month of July

P.S., July is the coldest month in New South Wales, and it’s very cold today, only 15 C !

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Heaven in a Wild Flower

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in A Wild Flower
To hold Infinity in the Palm of your Hand
And Eternity in an Hour ~ William Blake

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Macrocosm reflected in Microcosm

Let Imagination run free to capture

The beauty and Infinity of the little world

And stand in awe

I, for one, can easily see a Heaven

In the cheerful dandelions in my garden

I can see Heaven in many places

And in many faces

In hearty laughs

Even in half smiles

But especially in laughs after tears

In acceptance of our frailties

In reconciliation in our hearts

In the joy of Forgiveness

Now as forever in Eternity


© 2016 Copyright Irina Dimitric


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Dear Mothers

Inspirational post about motherhood! I warmly recommend it to all mothers.



Your children’s failures are not your failures. For some reason, mothers believe everything the children do is a reflection on their motherhood. A mother can be totally devoted, always present, giving her very best, and have a child go totally astray. Children make choices. Children make decisions. Children can and do mess up. Remember when you were a child? But when children do mess up, no amount of yelling, threats, or motherly guilt will change what has happened. The best you can do is support and assist them in working through whatever it is.

Our children come “through” us and into life to learn their lessons and have the experiences they need in order to find their true identity. There is no manual for motherhood or any formal training, so whatever we do, and however we do it, is the best we have to offer. Our jobs as mothers is…

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Mother’s Day, Sunday 8 May 2016 ~ Cinquain~

Happy Mother's Day!

Rest in
Peace, mother dear!
Your love is forever
etched in my heart, flowing outwards

©2016 Irina Dimitric

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Autumn in Sydney (Haiga)

Autumn in Sydney (haiga)
Stillness in the air
Not too warm and not too cold
Autumn morning smiles


© 2016 Irina Dimitric

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Anzac Centenary ~ 1915-2015

I’m reblogging this post to celebrate ANZAC DAY 2016 ~ LEST WE FORGET

Irina's Poetry Corner

April 25,  2015


On 25th April, the day of the landings at Gallipoli, I want to remember the young volunteers from Australia and New Zealand who put their lives on the line to fight the brave fight a hundred years ago. My father, Bogdan Stojić, was a volunteer, too. He served as a medical orderly in the Serbian Army at the time.

The poem in this post is dedicated to the heroes of both World Wars as well as those in present wars, as, unfortunately, humans have not yet found a way to resolve conflicts without the use of arms. The poem was written for Susan Budig’s Mindful Poetry Contest 2012. It was first published by narratorAUSTRALIA (now narratorINTERNATIONAL) online and in print in narratorAUSTRALIA, Volume Two. It also appears in my book Dreams On My Pillow.

The Anzac March



My Muse, oh please help me write a poem

In thoughts I…

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Time for a Rest

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Cornflower in my Garden

Deaer Fellow Bloggers!                         I’m writing on my smartphone. My laptop is overheating so I’ll be away for a while. I might need to get a new computer.                                          Also, one of my rooms has been in utter chaos for two years now, so I intend to use this “down time” to make it livable again.                             I’d like to post  a photo, I’ve done it before once, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to do it this time. Anyway, happy blogging to you all! Cheers:) Irina

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Summer Heat – Cinquain

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Today, luckily, there’s a profusion of clouds and a bit of breeze into the bargain.

Copyright © 2016 Irina Dimitric


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Just Who Was Saint Valentine?

This gallery contains 9 photos.

Originally posted on Millie Thom:
 Valentine was a Roman priest during the reign of Emperor Claudius the Second in the third century AD. He is sometimes known as Claudius the Cruel – and is not the Emperor Claudius who was…

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Hibiscus for Valentine’s Day

❤ Hibiscus aglow in the Garden of Love❤

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I hope Red Roses will forgive me for choosing  Red Hibiscus as a symbol of Love.

  Fuzzy Wuzzy in the Garden of Love

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Note to Red Roses:

This Valentine Teddy Bear, which I got from my hubby last year, is holding a red rose!

May Love shine

Far and wide

On St. Valentine

❤ Happy Valentine’s Day!❤


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