I Lollyed as of late,

in a soft and lingering spell

of not much,

except for faery and wishes and such.

yes, it’s a word.

I just made it up,

so as to tell you this very story.

I often make up words,

when there isn’t one that says quite what I would like it to.

Lolly is a little like wander,

but, not really.

There is less thinking in Lolly,

and more…knowing.

As sweet as a butter mint,

melting in your mouth.

As enchanting as a bird

taking off to the heavens.

You follow as long as you are able…

softening your gaze,

so you can see,

that which no one else can.

Lolly wings you farther away

than you have ever been

in a single dawn to dusk.

No clocks hang there,

Ticking…where you should be.


only dreamy escapes at half past maybe three.

A train will carry you there,

ferry you there,

tarry you there…

until the gentle rhythm

eases your weary spirit

in a way you didn’t believe possible.

Disembark now,

let go the path…

but not alone.

You are never alone.

There is no far apart in Lollying…

…only ever closer.

Didn’t you know?

eventually……you will arrive,

in a breezy glen of painted blossoms,

ruffled and freckled

and tenderly laced.

Fragile petals spilling over the edges

into tomorrow circle

and backwards too

into yesterday lane.

Beyond even this prize

is a cozy dozy nook

of forget me not treasure

simply waiting to be discovered…

right here…

almost too small

for searching grownup eyes

are the tiniest letters

carved ever so carefully,

marking this place

our place

then and now and…



ellie894 April 4, 2019

70 thoughts on “I lollyed as of late

      1. I took these a few days ago at a local historical house. The flowers were so lovely that I decided to ignore my “should dos” and Lolly instead 😊. It turned out to be the right choice. And today I have baked a blueberry streusel coffee cake so I am off to a good start! I was unsure about sharing my photo, Thank you kindly Rory. 😊

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  1. First of all Suzanne, please know how beautiful you are inside and out. Now that I saw the face to match the words. And please, may I adopt your word of lolly in my developing novel. If you say no, I understand. I will give you credit. And I’m sure many others are vying for the word as well. I love your creative world. It makes me so happy and warm. Erika

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    1. Dear Erika, of course you may use lolly! It’s very kind of you, but you really don’t have to give me credit. Just let me know when the novel is out. I’ll mark the passage with a pencil star and a note in the margin…and I will know. That will be enough. I hope that you can know what your lovely thoughts here mean to me. You have touched my heart, more than I think I can express. Thank you…❤️

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  2. Lollying… perfect… but omg, hellooooo gorgeous. 🤗💕 I was drawn in by the opening lines of this post… but what a lovely surprise to see you’d posted a self portrait. Wowsers, you’re a stunner, Suzanne. Of course. :)) Really nice to put a face to the name, and to the lollying. :))) 💖

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    1. Blushing and smiling and Enormously grateful for your sweet thoughts and lovely visit. You’ve made me day…on all counts. Hugs and giggles! Now go out and get busy lollying my sweet friend!! 🥰💃🏼🤗👯‍♀️💝

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      1. Spring is very pretty here, an enormous amount of flowers! I was at a local historical home known as much for its gardens as structure. No one was looking and I absolutely couldn’t resist climbing in amongst the azaleas!! 😂😘💕Have a rebellious day Lia 🙃🌸🌺🌼

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