Thursday, October 5, 2017

Beauty


Beauty

Beauty comes to us
and sits
to let us take it in.
Imprints its colors
and its lines
upon our minds
so we may go to it
in the times
when such beauty
is hard to find.

I'm going to take a fall break. The next post will be October 19.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Balance


Balance

The robin appears
to be standing
on one foot,
trying to keep
his balance in
the same old
place. In reality,
he is caught
in mid step
and will soon
be moving forward.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

A Graceful Exit


A Graceful Exit

The duck swam
in the pond
like a mini-boat
leaving it's wake
behind it.
It sometimes joined
the others, but
more often, traveled
on its own.

When it neared the shore
the duck spread its wings
and propelled itself
onto the stone.
The time had come
to make a graceful exit.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

In the Background


In the Background

What is in
your background?

Are there more
weeds or flowers?

Is the count
important?

Or, is the issue
to which do you

give  the  power?


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

When Fall Arrives


When Fall Arrives

When fall arrives,
a different beauty
lives in the trees.
The leaves put on
a colorful show
before they let go.

When fall arrives,
the air turns cool.
Not cold enough
to make us hide,
but we use a
jacket to go outside.

When fall arrives
and summer ends,
the birds take wing,
leave town and then
make us wait till spring
to see them again.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Workday Blues


Workday Blues

Standin' out in
the afternoon sun.
Can't move on 'til
the work is done.

Wings are spread, but
I can't fly away.
Just have to get
through another day.

Each one seems
to be the same.
Do what I can.
Don't place any blame.

When this one
comes to an end,
I'll get some sleep
then start again.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Flexibility


Flexibility

The duck preens
in the afternoon sun.
Its head turns
in all directions.
It touches spots
from chest to tail
and wing to wing.
Flexibility is indispensable. 

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Art of the Butterfly


The Art of the Butterfly

Wingscape No. 1--Open

A traditional study in orange and black
with white accents. Beautiful no matter
how many times one sees it.


Wingscape No. 2--Close

A mosaic-like piece with a splash of
vibrant color that startles against a subtle
background. Accent lines add texture.


Look for The Art of the Butterfly
in a garden near you.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

An Upside-Down World


An Upside-Down World

The sky inhabits the water
and fills it with clouds
 that look like spilled paint.
Trees take a place above
that which they
should 
stand below.
The images start
to 
disintegrate, but
hold 
together enough
to remain recognizable.
This is the perfect reflection
of 
a world turned
upside down.

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Small Wonders


Small Wonders

Small wonders
that are right
before me.

Catch my eye
and never
bore me.

Always there
to uplift,
restore me.

Mother Nature
I adore thee.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Unmasked


Unmasked

I put on my mask
to hide feelings
I don't want
anyone to know.

I spend the rest
of the day worrying
that they might show.

How long will it be
until I am unmasked?

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Remnants


Remnants

The pieces
remind us
of what was.

The spaces
highlight what
will never
be again.

This is what
will be now
and always.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Distractions


Distractions

Zeus was envious.
The attention on Helios
made him venomous.

So, he sent out rumbles
with the volume on high.
Had the rain pour down
from the sky.
Added wind gusts
on the sly.

But, he couldn't dampen
the  excitement of the day.
The focus stayed on the sun
and how it would go away.

The people couldn't be swayed.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Churning


Churning

The boats travel
down the river
everyday, an
action so routine
it goes unnoticed.
In their wake,
the water churns.

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