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Happy Trails

Excitement builds, as darkness settles in, Once sweltering sun dips low as day is done, From o’er the dark the opening strains begin, Repeated ritual calling us again. The sprawling barge lights with their sweet refrains, Sail slowly ‘cross the languorous lagoon, And we, like Pavlov’s, dogs are drawn again toward our beachfront stage to […]

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An Engineer's Journal

An Engineer’s Journal: Open-minded

He turned to me and asked why had I come, “To be an engineer” was my reply, To which he scoffed and rudely put me down To think a girl was pushing out a guy. A few months hence, regardless how I tried, My Chem.instructor oft would make a scene, To call attention to my […]

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Of Windows

When in the course of eons, man’s ascent, Desire for creature comforts came to be, Once mere survival safe could be achieved, As hay and clay walls opened for to see. Through ages ice and iron, improved upon, Increasing heights and breadths, invite light in, With gilded glass and solid sturdy frames, For nature’s vistas […]

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Happy Anniversary

Candles lit across the winding ways, Candles lit remembering our days, Candles lit for wishes long sustained, Candles lit, flames flicker, yet remain, Candles for our children and their tots, Candles –  all those birthdays …lots and lots, Candles mark our lives and light our hearts, Flame within still burns as this day starts. Happy Anniversary!   […]

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Miniature

a glob of seaweed strewn upon the beach lies wet and sparkling, can it be that mother nature’s deft and brilliant brush Can far surpass mere mortal’s inartful stroke?     Daily Post: Miniature

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Loss

Learning to become myself once more, Learning he’s not here to calm my fears, Mostly out of focus, strain to know, Where is my path (between escaping tears)? Thought I was secure through all the years, We learned together how to build our life, Through trials and triumphs, joys, regrets and jeers, We made our […]

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Rare

Rare: Splurging on a special dinner at “Victoria and Albert”. Rarer: Impeccably skillful presentation of our “Colgin 2003“, transported all the way from our NJ wine rack, where it had rested peacefully for over a decade (well worth the corkage fee)! Rarer Still: Table-side coffee service – “Cona” process, brewed slowly, gently, and aromatically, as […]

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Fallen Feather

  This morn I spied a feather, frail and fine, Upon the splintering deck rail, in the sun, Whose slanting stream of light enhanced the spline, Causing pause and leaving me awe-stunned. What flutter-winged dove whose day begun pursuing nuts and seeds, has flown away? Yet wisps of mourning coos that’ve come and gone Remain […]

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Good as Gold

Our travel bags retrieved, then tagged and packed, Each year, this day, with only hours to go, Filled, bulging piggy-banks have been attacked, The countdown’s creeping to a dwindling low. So many tasks to check before we go: Alert the postman, stop the paper drop, The Magical Express will need to know our resort destination…but […]

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