Friday, October 29, 2021

River Bouquet

 



river bouquet  

storytellers dream up a tale  

lovers memento  



Blessing

 

 

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.

 

Longing


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

Close-ups

 

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.

Northerners

  northerners'    reflected on the    winter wind