Of Pearls and Scarlet Plumes

Before the golden fire-star breaks through, I stroll in search of glories yet unseen, Then I espy wee orbs of tenuous dew, Formed atop the tips of buds agleam. It may be that crimson color scheme distracts, and causes one to pass on by, Ignoring precious pearls, before sunbeams cast their rays and beckon dragonflies. […]

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Matryoshka Mélange

As I peered into the display at The Russian Tea Room, I wondered how long it might have taken someone to lovingly and carefully arrange the exquisite Matryoshka (nested dolls) and Russian eggs (a la Fabergé); and whether I was more impressed by the unique beauty of each piece of handcrafted art or by the […]

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Stallion in the Garden

A summer’s Sunday drive can oft inspire, Though seeking flowers for my garden wall, Unexpected, a mere spark became a fire. At first set out to plant-adorn my shire, Deciding on a vine that would spread tall, A summer’s Sunday drive can oft inspire. Selecting floral ties and climbing wire, Distracted by the floral free-for-all, […]

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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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