Thursday, May 23, 2019

To My Pencil


To My Pencil

Your kind has been
discarded by most,
but I am proud
to boast that I
still use a pencil.
When I put words
down on paper with
you, I feel a freedom
I don't with a keyboard.
You allow me to play
while the keys seem
to be all business.
We create fine
lines together.
Mostly importantly,
I trust you to help me
make my point.


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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Move On


Move On

I don't know how long
the heron has been
fishing when I spot it.
It stands in the water
and focuses forward.
Lowers its head to
take a closer look.
Barely moves its feet
to inch forward.
Goes through several
repetitions of this routine.
Suddenly, it jumps
onto the ledge that
runs the width of
the lake, folds its
wings and moves on.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Gardening


Gardening

I choose the plants
and where they will live.
I observe them as they
get taller and spread.
I see how buds become
flowers--pop open,
unfold or unroll.
I take in the colors
and the scents.
I worry that the
wind will toss them
around or the rain
 will beat them down.
I worry that the
temperature
is too hot
or too cold.
I know that
sometimes I
do things wrong,
but I try hard
to keep the plants
healthy and strong.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Niagara Falls

This blog post is part word play and part Throwback Thursday. During the April Poem A Day Challenge, I wrote a poem about Niagara Falls. Of course, a day later I had another idea; so I wrote the quirky little poem you see below. 

I also remembered that I had a few color film prints of the falls that I took in the late 1980's. It was a miracle that the pictures were where I thought they would be. The photo below was taken with one of the many automatic cameras of the day. I did use the editing program on my Ipad to enhance the color and provide more delineation between the sky and the top of the falls.

Have you been to Niagara Falls?



Niagara Falls

continually,
powerfully,
beautifully
and,
hopefully,
eternally.

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