THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR CHERYL KAYE TARDIF
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
When the 2007 edition of Whale Song came out, a percentage of my royalties went to three Edmonton non-profits, including Hope Mission, where they held a memorial one year later for all people killed on the streets of Edmonton. The 2007 print edition of Whale Song is now out of print, but you can buy the Kindle 2003 edition on Amazon.com.
If Jason's story touched you in any way, I'd appreciate it if you would consider donating to Hope Mission through their website at http://www.hopemission.com.
Merry Christmas, and hold your loved ones close this year. Have a safe and happy holiday!
~Cheryl Kaye Tardif
Monday, December 14, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Winter’s cottony cloak gently drapes the ground,
Slowing Mother Earth’s heart to a sluggish waltz beat,
Cooling her hardened skin, frozen in endless time,
Stunting all growth as if in agonizing defeat.
This icy wrap she wears, it clings so lovingly;
How frigid is Mother Earth, unrelentingly in her claim
That she owns this frozen land and everything within,
And possesses calm reserve despite Winter’s pain.
The snow drifts and icicles form, suspended in time,
The breath and teardrops of Mother Earth’s last stand
Before Winter smothers her final weeping breath
And silent cries spread across the glacial land.
Unyielding of her riches buried far beneath the soil,
Mother Earth sighs, her time will come once more to reign.
In the thaw of springtime, freedom comes full circle,
She emerges victorious…at least ‘til Winter’s lust begins again.
©2009 Cheryl Kaye Tardif