Poetry is

The music of the soul;
The dreams of the heart;
The sunshine of the mind.

Joan Adams Burchell



Hello and Welcome! Please come in and wander Along Poetry Road. My name is Joan and I am so happy you have come to visit. Within these pages you will find my original poetry. It comes from a heart filled with simple, everyday words.

I have several hundred thoughts written. Some of these have won awards and most of them have been published in local newspapers - some appeared in a paper in Ireland; magazines; and several anthologies in both Canada and the U.S.A.

You will find my sister Doreen's original poetry too, as well as many other categories, just to make things interesting *smile*. I do hope that you will bookmark and come back often, as this is a large site. The "Table of Contents" is further down on this page. If you are rushed for time, I usually suggest that you start with "Nature", as these poems probably best-describe the writer. However ...... It is difficult not to find Nature in ninety percent of my work, regardless of the category. ;)

If you have the time and would like to leave your thoughts regarding my site, please leave a note in my guest book. I hope to hear from you but if it is anything personal, please use my email button. Thank you.

Besides the many many Quilts (which include part of my family tree and my "me' quilt) and Squares4u; Original Quotes; Childhood Memories (stories); Family Pictures; Old Expressions; 2sides2aCoin; Recipes; The Valentine Wish Peace Pages (wich have sent love and peace around the world); other special poems and quotations; the last two pages of the site are filled with Great Links for the family and a 'Bravenet Add Your Link'. Update, September 28, 2007 .... I have just had my first Novel published, if you would like to take a peek. Update, June, 2009 .... Amazon.com now carries my books that are on Lulu....**

** Please do not take my "Logo". My daughter gave it to me. (Thanks Sandy!) My "Banner", if you would like it, can be found at the top of any of the Pages for Peace. **


"We are the land" and "the Earth is our mother"

(2 Old First Nations sayings)



"So much of what we know of love we learn at home."

“Love is patient; love is kind.... It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1Corinthians, Ch. 13

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inspirational quotes

This is my Birthstone Angel
~Rubies for July ~
(Thank you Nadine)

"Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."
Sarah Bernhardt
(1844-1923, French Actress)

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
"When we pray for anyone - even if it is ourself - we pray for everyone."
(James Deillet Freeman)

"We need to find God, and he can’t be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, see how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls."
(Humanitarian Mother Teresa)

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Midi Playing: "Light Keeper"
Credit for "I Love Jesus"