Random Moments of Delight: Crones don’t Whine

Crones don’t whine, for we have spent a lifetime becoming aware.

I am delighted this week to respond to a new challenge, Shafali’s Creativity Carnival. Each week she draws a cue-art to respond to, in whatever creative way we wish. This is what she drew this week for inspiration.


Faces of Women

Here is my response…




Innocent, unripe

Sprouting, blossoming, sweetening

Metamorphosis and misery, tempered with laughter and whimsy

Deepening, opening, becoming

Juicy, confident



I want to thank Shafali and the writers who answer her challenge for stretching my creative expression. I think this is the third poem I’ve ever written in my life! My cat has more poetry to her name than I do (Buffy’s Haiku). I also want to thank Jean Shinoda Bolen whose books, Crones Don’t Whine and Goddesses in Older Women have helped me as I trepidatiously enter this newest phase of my life.

As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day.

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Would you like to share a random delight (the sky’s the limit, after all I wrote about crones)? You can use the linky below or simply put a link to your post in a comment. This party lasts all week, and is about sharing special moments with each other whatever form they take (more info here).

You can link from Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, a blog … (as long as it’s your work). Don’t forget to add a link (pingback) to this post so others know where to join in.

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Crones Don’t Whine, RMoD #53



8 thoughts on “Random Moments of Delight: Crones don’t Whine

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  2. Meghan Post author

    I’m really loving the various interpretations of each of Shafali’s drawings. It’s amazing how different they can be. Thanks for stopping in and I’m looking forward to the responses from the handcuffs…

  3. Shafali

    Thanks Meghan. Loved your poem, and loved your pictures. You know, I’ve always loved the Dorian Grey (or was it Gray?) story, because faces indeed are a parchment upon which our stories are written. Depending upon how we live our lives, our faces change. Some faces age happily, gracefully…they always remain full of life and jest – your face is like that. It’s the face of an artist – a face that reflects innocence and curiosity. You have a beautiful face. You aren’t the lady on the right page 🙂 Thanks again for your kind words and for participating in the Carnival.

  4. Meghan Post author

    Thank you so much Genevieve. It’s an interesting journey that’s for sure… and with good friends (you amongst them) it is rich. Give Cupcake a hug for me!

  5. Genevieve

    You really did the prompt proud! Growing older is one thing. Everybody does that. Learning from that growth is another thing entirely. You are doing that! Love the poem. LOVE the pictures.

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