Story and Poem of the Week and Inspiration Point

Two very different, and very thoughtful, pieces this week.

Story of the Week is jxmartin's  'Ian - the aftermath', about the devastation of a hurricane. One commenter on ABC has likened this author's beautifully written diaries of American life to the BBC broadcasts by the late, great Alistair Cooke, and I would certainly agree. The same warmth and friendliness, accompanied by acute observation: Ian- the aftermath | ABCtales

Poem of the Week is Di Hard's 'tree time', which celebrates the diversity, beauty and sheer glory of trees. Again, I very much agree with one of our commenters (ABCtalers are an astute lot!) that this poem expresses the personalities of different trees - and it made me feel better in these turbulent times: tree time | ABCtales

This week's Inspiration Point is here: Inspiration Point: Writing Cues To Battle Writer's Block | ABCtales

Have a good week everyone!