In Vino Veritas

Leaving Avignon, a sad “adieu,” Province would, all too soon, become a dream, Settling in ‘en train’, content; we knew we’d long recall these fleeting scenes. Through filmy windows, suddenly all green, My photo lens embraced the verdant pastures, Lime and Kelly shades, like jellybeans whizzing past; our senses were enraptured. To satiate, a ‘verre du […]

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The Balance of Nature

It hangs so striking, vivid and serene Upon my featured well-lit bedroom wall, I know from years of staring at its theme, Since then I understood: I was appalled. When first I saw the nature scene, it called to me; so pure, authentic, numbered print, I saw a bird (not creatures dead and mauled), But drama was […]

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Languid Lagoon

Water surface shines a mirrored scene Enhancing hues and shadows even more than mid-day sun could ever shine, serene, As world slows down a bit upon this shore. Cumulus dust the wispy sky azure, Setting scene for languid summer eve, As crimson echoes beat the luau lures, And dock posts lapping soft by rolling waves. […]

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White Heron Hopes

***************************** Milky plumage bright, Sadly reign o’er lush lagoon, Sunrise Point no more. ********** I took this photograph from the top of “Sunrise Point”, one sun-warmed morning at the Polynesian Village. I didn’t know then what this beautiful white heron may have sensed; that in the months to come, her regal outpost would be supplanted by noisy […]

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Glacier Lake

Centuries of chiseled sharp perfection, Carving out dramatic walls of shear chalk and stone, yet native soil between, To harbor verdant vegetation. An ancient sheet of ice, sat, eons, on the shelf, Creating walled enclosure in its melt the ice-blue thaw, to rest for ages more, Refilling clear with mountain water floe. Behind these walls are hidden caverns […]

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Dog Days of Spring

Sharply cold, his foot pads on the grass, He scurries frantically to beat the crowd, They, the better vantage point from which to spy and seize the trinkets locked inside. But he with savvy nose and limber bones, Discovers those that hide from humankind, He cracks upon the ovate center ridge, To open up the […]

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Fortuity

  As schoolyard beaus they shared a trance-like smile, ‘cross the expanse, mere sight lines through the fence, Her goal; to reach his heart-space without guile, To share a glance of innocence (impulsive child)! By time they reached the ripe, old age of ten they knew, That friends and soul-mates they would ever be, In […]

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April’s Opus

Tinkling wind chimes beat the rhythm of the breeze, Tempo sets for cardinal calls and woodpecker rat-a-tats. Delicate doves swoop in tandem, gathering fallen seeds, Wings aflutter and cooing their ‘mourning’ song. Canada geese join in the chorus, squawking loudly Their raucous return to nearby Gregory’s Pond. Chipmunk chums scurry, nearly unobserved, From under-deck to perennial pachysandra […]

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An Easter Ditty

Brightly colored, named and set aside, For Easter bunny pranks and searching fun, Each year the giggling chorus starts outside, Cacophony of happiness, boys undone. I spy with my sharp eye an aqua orb, Nestled on a tree trunk, perched just so, I’ll leave the lower reaches for the tots, But higher up I’m able […]

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Time After Time

Images conflate, though tossed and torn, Long since forgotten, left on hooks, Wrenched away from neural nooks of memory, hanging bare, forlorn. Which rested dormant through the years, Outliving weddings, day-to-days of married bliss, They hid, obscured, through nights and years of tears, Outliving schooldays, puberty, and sweet, first kiss. Outlasting holidays and trips to foreign […]

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Happy “Birth” Day

“Winter seemed reluctant to release its hold”, and yet his sister, Spring, crept near, A quickening within, imbued a calming peace, I teetered on the brink; embraced my fear. Months of wafting breezes through the sheers, Unfolding rainbows, blinking on the billows, Nestled soft within by cushioned cashmere, Even as I lazed beneath the willows. […]

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