White Egret

Amid the hustle and bustle of exiting the Magic Kingdom, we’d decided to forego the monorail that would whisk us back to The Polynesian Resort, for a balmy ride aboard the launch, which had just arrived at the dock. As we made haste to catch the launch, I was suddenly distracted by this beautiful, unhurried creature […]

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Memories in the Mist

I know I’ll never see this tree again, So on this fog-swept morning I arise to venture forth, despite the mist of rain and soft, escaping tears that wet my eyes. For decades, summer songs revitalized, And friends, both old and new, were gayly met, We came with notes, some nearly memorized, To blend in […]

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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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Al Fresco Dining

Imagined glimpse of movement I did spy, Yet when I lean my head to catch the view he flits away, I cannot verify that he was there at all, a breeze that blew. But patience is its own reward, it’s true, For not a moment later there he stood, To gather in his bill more […]

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Irrepressible

“I’m growing stronger than you know,” said she, “You’re not,” said he, “and I know what is best.” “I’m ready to break wildly free,” said she, “I see, but you must wait, your patience test.” “I’m eager to embrace my destiny,” He countered, “You’re a wee one, let it rest.” “My path leads skyward, bathed in […]

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Face in the Window

Peering out, he sees me stride away, He doesn’t cry or whimper, merely stares, wide-eyed and droopy-eared, he bids me stay without a word, he knows that I’m aware. Alas, I scurry off to market square, With tasks and shopping lists (suburban churn), He’ll have no concept of how long I’m there, Yet he’ll sit […]

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Empty Nest

We were warm and nestled in our bed this morning, filled with life and joyous song, Until she left, without a pat on head, Confused that she’d abandoned us, alone. She spread her wings toward the ether zone, She ne’er looked back to heed her fledglings’ cries, We only know that we’re not fully grown, We’re not prepared […]

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Traditions: Celebrate Heritage

As if entranced, I paused to gazed upon these well-worn ivory keys and ebony, Though under glass, this once-blank slate lives on, For all to see, artistic legacy. I see each famed “John Hancock” on these keys Perhaps the greatest tribute to the man, Star-studded, world-renowned, celebrities, They surely, were in awe, with pen in hand. […]

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Caution!

Please use caution… Though water’s sparkling clear, There’s danger lurking near. Please use caution… Tall grasses waft and sway, But warning signs allay. Please use caution… Below the glimmering pond, Sea creatures ‘neath the fronds. Please use caution… The wafting, shallow marsh, Conceals a hazard harsh. Please use caution… Serenity and calm, May, with a […]

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Wanderlust

In March, while on a SHU Booster Club trip to Indianapolis to support Seton Hall at Butler, we made side visit to the fantastic and historically significant Indianapolis Speedway. Not a racing fan, I was less than enthused, until we got there. The enormity of the track, the steeply banked turns, the historic bricks, did, […]

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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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