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.

Warmth: Internal and External

   

battle for heater -  

how hot and where it stands  

are we sweating yet?  


* * * * * 

 

warmth under the bed  

feels fireplace and air vent  

see you in June  


* * * * * 

  

Sunday attendees  

warmly welcomes all back  

masked hugs beat zoom calls  


* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  

 

 

yearning for spring warmth  

fall begins layered clothes ... head to toes  

new red bed socks  

  

 

The last poem was inspired this morning by two muses: Fran Lester's poem about spring warmth and Jenny Shepherd's poem about her warm red socks. BTW: last night my socks were green. LOL 

 



Touch

 
the invitation
so touching that I was asked
to show and tell

* * * * *

digs in garden soil
plants one hundred bulbs
garlic fingernails
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The first poem refers to my Photo-Poetry show and tell at Mendota Heights United Church of Christ on 10/24/2021.

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Missing Photo Exhibit


Submitted to Rebecca Pavlenko for her exhibit  THE MISSING PHOTO 

  

 

family ghosts  

smile with the bride  

honored at last  


* * * * * 

 

cameras everywhere  

candid snapshots piled high  

no photo with mom 

First Photo-Poetry Reading

 


Pastor Lisanne Winslow of Mendota Heights United Church of Christ

 invited me to share my photo-poetry on Facebook Chapel 

and to a live audience on October 24, 2021



First photo aligned with these first two poems  

  

soft summer rain 

bathes any wounds 

earth’s essential oil 

  

quiet cloudy morn  

blankets energy and mood  

birds break the silence   

  

  

Second photo aligned with these two poems  

  

bright red cardinal's  

morning song soaks into my soul  

pierces my hard shell  

  

notes tie together    

a red ribbon wrapped around   

the gift of this day  

  

Third photo aligned with these three poems  

  

mother nature talks 

receive her message and 

hear her blessing 

  

observing nature   

high and low, near and far  

new eyes see poems  

  

love is all around  

from here to there, sky to earth  

shines on you 




Warmth and Fire

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