Monday, May 31, 2021

Two Perfect Beauties


 
two perfect beauties
ev'ry petal holds blessings
filled with gratitude

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I am filled with so much gratitude today to so many people: military, healthcare workers, family members, friends.  Imagine any two people or organizations that you are grateful for.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Adrenaline Rush


 
adrenaline rush
when a new poem is complete
breathe in contentment


365 Days Since

 



365 days since
new creative force was born
named ...  "haiku"

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May 29,2020 anniversary of when I wrote my first haiku poem. 
The next day I found THE DAILY HAIKU. 

Long Past Midnight

 
long past midnight
before the early bird sings
a spark in the dark

*

spark starts a fire
words fly up with the flames
a poem lands on the ground


Friday, May 28, 2021

Half-Past Six a Bird


 

half-past six a bird
sang his sweet melodies
looked my way and winked

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inspired by Emily Dickinson's line
"at half-past three a single bird" ... 
in Nature III, while I enjoyed our new seating arrangement in the garden.


Urban Bunnies


 

urban bunnies 

stop for a sidewalk preen 

chatting between the lines 

Crescent Moon on Breast - Fifth Day of Radiation Treatment

 

crescent moon on breast 

tinted a soft red from the 

glow of radiation 

Dear Friends Share Hugs


 

dear friends share hugs 

laugh, talk of haiku lines 

make their own rainbow 

Cannot Count The Lines

 



cannot count the lines 

of color in a rainbow 

touch where it lands 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

100 Blessings Given

 
100 blessings given
and received ... pen in hand
heart and minds open

******

countless raindrops fall
from sky's gentle waterfall
earth fills her fill

*****

at the river stream 

love flows downstream to our hearts 

hopeful again … we drink 

At the River Stream




 
at the river stream
love flows downstream to our hearts
hopeful again ... we drink



Heat Wave Temperatures

 

heat wave temperatures 

need winter-like sweet treats 

ice cream melts 

Efficient Scan Tech

 

efficient scan tech 

heard my cancer story … 

attitude, admired 

Triple Ray Day - Third Day of Radiation



 
triple ray day:
bone density DX scan
x-ray radiation
sun's UV radiation
*
inner glow shines brightest


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Daffodils


 

so long-ago a 

black and white daffodil print 

cried out for color 

Snipped Lilacs

 


snipped lilacs 

gently stand in fav'rite vase 

dream of days gone by 

 

******
 

dream of good night's sleep 

warm, cozy, rain falling 

we cuddle 


******

 

fantasy train ride 

stops to see TDH friends 

over the rainbow 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Travel Day Dream



travel daydream
let's go to Ireland again
talk with O'Connell ghosts 

******

fantasy train ride
stops to see TDH friends
over the rainbow


Red Light White Light Red - Day One

 

red light white light red 

breath-hold, breathe, hold again 

eyes closed today 

*

tomorrow eyes will be open 

nap required at home 



******


never felt a thing

x-ray therapy spot on

am I glowing yet?


(Written tongue in cheek, day one, when I was clueless)

Radiation Treatment, Day One

 

radiation treatment 

first one today, May 24 

cancer prevention 


may the light of a thousand 

suns shine through to you today 

Warmth and Fire

    artful friend stories with hot lattes warms the heart * * * sugar sprinkles atop frothy hot milk sweet ... like lif e * * * fire in the ...