Friday, October 29, 2021

River Bouquet


river bouquet  

storytellers dream up a tale  

lovers memento  




gratitude book blessings  

people photos and poems  

carried in her heart 

Nine Mile Creek Hike


nine-mile creek hike  

blessings from friends and forest  

squish sounds with each step  

* * * * * 


wrong path up a hill  

looks like the other one  

lucky - we're not lost  

* * * * * 

hikers chatter  

drowns out the sound of birds  

creek water bubbles  

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Twenty-five Years Ago

his opening line  

"tell me about yourself"  

twenty-five years ago 


Red Leaf Painted Trees


red leaf painted trees  

drink in autumn's raindrops  

toast spring's greens 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Compassionate Parents


compassionate arms 

guide children's rocky road 

bandage on their knees 


* * * * *

soothing voice 

teach teenagers life choices 

the first dance lesson 


* * * * * 

confusion in the eyes 

tears and fears from cancer 

names are forgotten 


* * * * * 

tender hands 

massage the dying mother 

kiss on her forehead 


Compassion theme prompted at the Environment & Spirituality zoom discussion.



outstretched arms
long for each other - moonlight
separates them

* * * * *

morning glories
climb the garden trellis
longing for the sun

* * * * *

want a million
for all the surprise gifts
I'm longing to give

Tuesday, October 26, 2021



a death dance dream
dressed up in a ballroom gown
the final close-up

* * * * *

too close for comfort
relocation outdoors time
cat's treasure ... a mouse

Monday, October 25, 2021

Warmth and Fire

artful friend
stories with hot lattes
warms the heart

* * *

sugar sprinkles
atop frothy hot milk
sweet ... like life

* * *
fire in the belly
lights the creative spark
friends stir the coals

Inspired by a lovely coffee date with friend Rebecca Pavlenko.

Hands Are Full

  petrichor   heavy in the air   fills our hands