About The Simple Swan

“I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you. And I think to myself what a wonderful world!”

Do you believe the world is filled with beauty and wonder?

Like the idea of slowing down and enjoying the simple things?

Love filling your mind with lovely thoughts from poetry?

Does nature bring you peace and joy?

Welcome to The Simple Swan!

In a world that can seem hectic and harsh, you’ve found a little sanctuary here. Each Sunday, I share a story, reflection or poem I hope encourages you to live a life inspired by the sweet simplicity of nature.

My posts are archived in these categories ~

Sweet Simplicity Inspired by Nature ~ I believe everything in nature was created to reveal certain secrets of life. These reflections offer practical ideas and encouraging thoughts to approach life with more happiness, clarity and ease.

A Story Inspired by Nature ~ Our days are filled with interactions with nature that beg to be told as entertaining stories with hopeful messages.

A Fairy Tale Inspired by Nature ~ On rare and magical occasions, my imagination transports me from an ordinary experience with nature to an enchanted world where there is always a happy ending.

Poetry Inspired by Nature ~ The third Sunday of the month is devoted to poetry inspired by nature. As a retired literature teacher, I hope to do my little bit in keeping the classics alive. Maybe we’ll be inspired to write our own poetry together!

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Thank You for Visiting The Simple Swan! 

“What a Wonderful World” is a pop ballad written by Bob Thiele and originally recorded by Louis Armstrong in 1967. It was one of my dad’s favorite songs and was sung by everyone who attended his celebration of life in May, 2016.