Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Birthday Month Ends

 


birthday month ends
door to the party room closes
purple asters bloom


154 Fallen

 

154 fallen  

when will it be empty -  

the apple tree  


* * * * * 


weeds overgrown  

empty the walk borders  

today, hopefully  


* * * * * 


ye old shed door  

no Poet Laureate  

hidden within  


Monday, August 30, 2021

Butterfly Joins in With Sparrows

 




butterfly joins in
with sparrows that claim their
garden kingdom

* * * * *

morn's bright sunshine on
pearlescent grapevine leaves
flutter in the wind


Fruit and Flower Contours Touch as They Coalesce

 


fruit and flower 

contours touch as they coalesce -  

bees dip their tongues 

 

 

This is a bit cheerier than the poem I was writing earlier whingeing about the external noise the road work crew were making this morning.  


So happy I went outside to the back garden with my coffee and stood in awe at how the morning glories are co-mingling with the apples, and how the bees are breakfasting.  


ahh! The final days of August. 



Our Wings Flap in Synchronicity

 



hello my friend 

our wings flap together in 

synchronicity 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Distance Between Us

 

hallway with two
closed doors, moonbeam
shines in between

* * * * *

between us
there are no miles
our words connect us

Walk a Mile Without a Picture

 




goal failed  

walk a mile without a picture -  

butterflies ... flowers  

 


 On a beautiful afternoon walk. My goal was to save my battery and walk for the first 1 1/2 Miles without taking any pictures. 


I made it two blocks away from home and found these gardens. 



Wishes Come True






milkweed floss
whisper secrets in the wind
wishes come true


 


After Two Days of Much-Needed Rain

 



After two days of much-needed rain:  

 

bowl overflows

all of nature drinks

cardinals sing


* * * * * 

 

burnt grasses 

now, luscious wet greens 

rain restores  


* * * * * 

 

walking date  

sisters walk in puddles 

never grow old 


***** 


under cherry tree
birdbath overflows
cardinals joyous

* * * * * *

birdbath overflows 

a rainy night's reservoir 

sparrows splash 




Saturday, August 28, 2021

Silence - Message Speaks Loudly

 



silence -
message
speaks loudly


According to poet Chris R. that Chinese character in Japanese says "shizuka" which means "silence."

Google adds "quiet, peaceful, silent."

It really hit me today because the gift giver passed away approx. 5 years ago. While she is silent all her rich advice stays with me even today.

And finally, I think I'm starting to learn the value of silence.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Silence - Only A Squirrel

 

silence -
only a squirrel
leaping on the fence

* * * * *
still the smell of rain
cool wet grass calls
to young girls' toes

* * * * *
holding on
for dear life
storm coming



Prayers for Rain, Peace, Afghanistan

 

what is a prayer  

mindfulness with love and light  

eyes closed  


* * * * * 

 

puddles  

in farmers fields  

pray it saves the crops  


* * * * * 

 

always  

pray for peace  

dove with olive sprig  


* * * * * 


candles burn bright  

prayers to Afghanistan  

shadows flicker  






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