Category: Creative Writing

Prose and Poetry

Outside my Window

Yesterday, sun-risen summer shoreswere dressed to kill,  but nowlie gray and chilledby high surf’s crashing, glancing blows.. I spy from window’s sill. Rewardslie there, to be ensnaredat water’s edge, if not delayed,waylaid or swayed by bed sheets’ soft entreat: Forego the beach – surcease! Today, Instead I rise… Continue Reading “Outside my Window”

Resurgence

The unwrit page lies blank, unmarred by words expressing nothing, or maybe something daft, irrelevant. A stoppered voice, in this confined space, unheard, and in its place, the blank and empty face of silence. A toe dipped cautiously into the placid lake of deeper-than-appearing… Continue Reading “Resurgence”

Shifting Horizons

From here, we thought we knew where blue sky met the ever stolid earth terrain below, Sun rays break through wisps one can’t forget, Each day unique, and ne’er a hint of snow. From here, each new horizon seemed to show If troubles or… Continue Reading “Shifting Horizons”

Focus

It’s all a blur, a caravan of days and endless nights of faceless frights, When did it begin; when will we phase Into a healing call:  emerge to light? Acceptance comes, though focus isn’t right, We turn to note the beauty ‘fore our eyes,… Continue Reading “Focus”

Meditation

This day, this oft-ignored escape, this place The nascent dawn breathes calm and dewy chill, I’m beckoned, enter in this backyard space, By fluttering finches: “Come, enjoin the trill!” Sudden scramble – feeders newly filled, Squirrels resume their tussling, chipmunks fussing Scurry scuffling soon… Continue Reading “Meditation”

Viral Spring

In times gone by, we’d take the family car ‘cross rural backroads, farmlands on display, Expanse of nature’s palette, fields afar from madding crowds that often swarmed our days. These days the world has changed; we shy away from bear hugs, kisses, handshakes, social… Continue Reading “Viral Spring”

The Reawakening

Winter’s veil is ever surely lifting  from top-iced, frozen birdbath in my yard, Crackling, melting, straining wavelets shifting, While finches perch like sentries standing guard. Perhaps it’s spring thawed days for which I long, For balmy breezes wafting o’er my face, To wake once… Continue Reading “The Reawakening”

Concert Week

This morning, music’s running through my mind, Unending fragments, strains of melodies  that play incessant, just beneath – behind my consciousness, a chorister’s peculiarity. Now full awake, I finally realize, Ahead this week, there lies the rationale, Rehearsals, repetitions, parts revised, For many voices,… Continue Reading “Concert Week”

The Pushover

I hardly notice anymore or check His soft-click pitter-patter, at my side, My challenge: “stay” when leaving for a sec, Seems all for naught, he hears “stay near” instead. Or if perchance I move from couch to bed, He pounces up to snuggle in… Continue Reading “The Pushover”

America

Blooming outward, scrolls ‘tween swirls embed, Simplicity of form each rounded side, In shades of palest blue and pastel red, Each going its own way yet unified. Symbolic of the majesty it hides beneath its vault, the chambers of our state, Tempestuous tempers, diff’rences… Continue Reading “America”

Convection Perfection

Chocolate chip or double ginger cakes, Oven temps do rise to make them fine, Otherwise these beauties ne’er could flake, though Kitchen stoves of yore might gleam and shine.  I wonder how my grannies did their bakes, Ensuring morsels, chewy, soft, sublime. Official Dogwood… Continue Reading “Convection Perfection”

Uncertainty

Around the wide, wide world this afternoon, ‘neath searing sun and darkening shade, a storm, It gathered, silent, ominous, it loomed, So sudden, interrupting mindless norms. We journeyed on, ignoring what could come, No choice but journey on to foreign shores, With backward glancing,… Continue Reading “Uncertainty”

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