Stories & Poetry

Season of Light

Season of Light

Season of Light by Teri Leigh Teed On the morning of the Autumn Equinox, the sun streaming through the fog in the mystical Nantahala Forest outside my window beckoned me to grab my camera. So I hurriedly put on my shoes and threw on my jacket over my pajamas and...

Night Night Nantahala

Night Night Nantahala

Poem by Teri Leigh Teed

From the ridges and the knolls

To the hollows and the coves,

Night night Nantahala

It’s time for the dark.

There’s a pattern that beckons

The darkness

To cover the forest at night.

When the moon and stars overhead

Signal the nocturnal

time is at hand.

The Magic Of Love

The Magic Of Love

The Magic of Love  by Teri Leigh Teed Always re-member, Love ... is the greatest magic of all. It Is the tie that binds us all together as One. Magic ... is believing in yourself And re-membering you are a powerful being, Full of joy and love and a healing light....

Ode to Kalmia

Ode to Kalmia

"Here is my secret. It's quite simple. One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes."  Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince Have you ever spent time in a garden, and found yourself weeping softly with joy from merely being...

The Path of the Feather

The Path of the Feather

The Path of the Feather by Teri Leigh Teed “Be ever mindful of strangers, for sometimes we have entertained angels unaware.” Hebrews 13:2 About fifteen years ago, I started finding feathers everywhere I walked. When I stepped out my home’s front door, there was...

Peace in the Clouds

Peace in the Clouds

“If there is light in the soul,
there will be beauty in the person.

If there is beauty in the person,
there will be harmony in the home.

If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.

If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.”

A Time of Miracles

A Time of Miracles

A TIME OF MIRACLES by Teri Leigh Teed Time has flown so swiftly this year! It seems like just yesterday this year was beginning, and now here we are celebrating the official start of Autumn in a few days. Changes are upon us and our world. And since we each create our...

Changes in the Seasons

Changes in the Seasons

CHANGES IN THE SEASONS by Teri Leigh Teed “…. Farewell to summer; for autumn make way, With this celebration We call Labor Day.”     ~ Nancy Hughes, poet        from poem Summer’s End The seasons are changing once again, and the shift has happened recently with...

Sanctuary of High Places

Sanctuary of High Places

Early in the morning when the mist rolls over the Great Smoky mountains, the cool summer breeze fills the open windows of my cottage and brings Nature’s peaceful wake up call.

Faith, Hope and Taking Chances

Faith, Hope and Taking Chances

Faith, Hope and Taking Chances Poem by Teri Leigh Teed Some men search for it all their lives. Some look a long time, some look a short time. Some choose not to look for it at all and thus lose hope and faith in life. All of us want it, yet some will not take the...

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