Sunflower

A certain sign of summer’s laid-back ways, Just weeks since they began from dull seed pods, Maturing into stalks of golden blaze, Adorning garden paths and porch facades. Sunflowers, noble blessings from the gods, Perennially loyal to a fault, Inch by inch, defying all the odds, Sprouting tall and noble, without halt. Yet some disdain […]

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Lemonade

Etched and painted on the surface clear, Bright lemons, freshly sliced, for this warm day, Or are they mulled within, where one may peer, No matter, for the senses are in play. Each year as summer overtakes our days, And thirsty young-uns gather for relief, My old glass urns, from cupboards now displayed on countertop; […]

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Perpetual Motions

A whispered hint from brookside waters flowing, A full unfurled flag at NASA blowing, The sudden splash of slippery children sliding, The ever-widening wake of geese a-gliding, A court rotunda view of traffic growing, A hillside, sculpted lanes of grasses mowing, Or gentle rivulets of waves enshoring, An eager puppy, racing home, adoring, Movement may […]

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Portrait of a Boy

My daughter’s boy is almost tall as I, And swirling thoughts within his tousled head are spinning, myriad mind maps that belie the silent calm facade we see, instead. Snips and snails and caterpillar threads No longer fill the visions he ascribes to, He leans his fishing pole at foot of bed, Impatient, waits for […]

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View from the Front

Rigid, toe to toe, Crimson fortress wall, stalwart ‘gainst the market maul. It seemed a beautiful sight, as I arrived at Trader Joe’s, moments after the store had opened.  Absent were the frenetic shoppers flitting here and there, jockeying for a cart, rushing into the fray.  No, I was alone.  Happily, I faced the lovely, red […]

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“LOVE” is in the air…

Out of the blue, emerging message strewn, Where wishes made on stars do oft come true, Across the azure sky, each letter drawn, I could not turn away from what I knew. First “L”, then “O”, (the thermals softly blew), The bus on which I rode went faster, still as if in trance, I stared […]

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Wilderness

There was a time when mountain springs ran clear, There was a time when red fox roamed a-near, There was a time this pump house served the town, There was a time when water flowed on down, There was a time when trailheads weren’t seen, There was a time when sheer cliffs carved this scene, […]

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Bouquet of Daisies

I’ve never seen a sight as white and bright, As brilliant when the bud, though still entombed in purple deep, becomes a vibrant sight, Near blinding, once that flower’s fully bloomed. Emerging one by one, these daisies’ flumes bestir the heart and take the breathe away, Distract and turn the heads of hardened grooms, Who […]

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This Earthly Plane

This earthly plane on which we mere subside, Seems other worldly, wistfully serene, A plane between where sky and sea collide, Where humankind do live and dare to dream. Is earth a conjured backdrop for our schemes? We know it’s mere a sphere amid the vast of deep, dark space; yet more than it may […]

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Village Nights

My “village” wears a shawl of winter snow, Yet folks return each year to take their place, And lighting from within the homes we know, Create an air of warmth and welcoming space. ”T was only hours ago they lay in crates, Securely stored to spend the warmer climes, Anticipating joy on grandson’s face that […]

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The Maze

She, tempted by the lure of the unknown, And yet she feared the secrets held within, She should have turned away, she should have flown. Aroma cedars bunched, full overgrown, Soft and nestling teased her to come in, She, tempted by the lure of the unknown, The sign was clear, the entrance etched in brown […]

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Buttercups

In striving for fulfillment, seeking light, She almost overlooked the golden blonde, For brilliance oft confuses, blurring sight. Throughout her teenage years the buds so slight, Wee blossoms rose from lush and limpid ponds, She sought fulfillment, ever seeking light. Against the glistening of the leafy heights From dewy droplets clinging to her fronds, For brilliance […]

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