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 


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 -
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  

* * * * * 



in farmers fields  

pray it saves the crops  

* * * * * 



pray for peace  

dove with olive sprig  

* * * * * 

candles burn bright  

prayers to Afghanistan  

shadows flicker  

Hands Are Full

  petrichor   heavy in the air   fills our hands