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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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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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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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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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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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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Concert Day

Getting ready for tonight’s concert, with anticipation and focus.  Concert dress is ready, the music has been reviewed and organized, with tricky passages highlighted. Even a bad hair day like today, with non-stop downpours, can’t diminish my excitement and anticipation. You’d think, after all these years, I’d grow weary of this, but I am still […]

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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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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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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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