Of Two Chairs

Of morning tea beside the trickling.  fountain, Attending to the nesting birds of spring; Of sandwiches and chips for May-time lunch, The welcomed mid-day respite that it brings; Of languid, lazed “martini eves” of summer, Playing fetch, with puppy toys a-fling; Our coupled Adirondacks now sit bare, For snowy covers drape our favorite chairs. These […]

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Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature Bleak days tumbled into months un-sunned, The path lay dormant, absent footfall sound, Neath cloak of white, in stealth, the damage done. With man’s best friend, in tandem ’twas begun, Before the chill they’d set out, forest bound, Bleak days tumbled into months un-sunned. But nature’s wont with blizzard force had won, […]

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Cabin Fever

Poetic musings inspired by this photograph that I took, while eating breakfast at the kitchen table; ‘breaking’ my cabin fever and giving me a new appreciation for survival in a wintry world. Besides, I know that Spring is just around the corner.

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Beyond the Steam

Preparing for the concert, mind is filled, My spirit chimes with measures, harmonies, An un-trite, polyphonic mesh, but still My aim: maybe to learn these melodies. To ease my pre-show nerves and soothe my knees, Bubbles, soft and warm, pile high and light, In scorching tub, a sign ‘mid clouds of steam, While taking in […]

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Mid-winter Song

I loll, just sheltered inches from the gray, Mid-winter bleak capitulates the scene, I wait and watch for signs of Spring, and pray! Generate sweet thoughts of tots at play. For weeks on end they gayly splashed and screamed, I loll, just sheltered inches from the gray. As senses, numbed and rendered dead today, No single […]

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Stillness

I snapped this photo through the windshield of my double-parked car in a busy, pre-holiday, supermarket parking lot, with  my iPhone. Like the spark-spray created by a tossed log on a blazing fire, scattering and splattering glowing shards in every direction, shoppers darted frantically, amid the cacophony of clanging shopping carts and beeping horns. I was growing ever  more […]

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Goose Crossing

It was nearly eight degrees, that sunny afternoon in upstate New York. Though we were well-mittened, wrapped in wraps and protected from head to toe, there was no denying that it was COLD! We carefully traversed the picturesque bridge and were taking in the wonderful expanse of woodland whiteness that lay before us, when loud […]

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Winter’s Reach

As temperatures dip, I reluctantly embrace the seasonal cycle of gathering and sorting my summer apparel, to stow away for the winter. Yellow walking shorts are replaced with warm, fleece leggings, cotton tank tops make way for hand-knit pullovers, and sexy sandals are supplanted by snow shoes, and water resistant footwear. The choice is difficult, […]

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Photo Friday: Frozen…Seasons on Ice

It is late August, as I languorously sip my morning coffee on the bedroom porch, noticing the slightly nippy breeze that foretells the fast-approaching end of summer. I ponder how best to respond to this week’s Photo Friday prompt, “FROZEN“, and realize that the changing seasons color the epitome of that word, for me: SUMMER: […]

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