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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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Petals


Petals

Did you see
which one
opened first?

Are they all
colored exactly
the same?

Aren't some shorter
and some wider?

How many points
does each have
on its end?

Can you guess
which one will be
the last to fall
to earth?

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Sundown


Sundown

When sunset comes round,
the natural light turns itself down.
Bids us a colorful goodnight.
Glows like a dying ember
then is extinguished by
the limitations of our vision.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Escape


Escape

Find the stairway
that takes you
away.

The one that
spirals outside your
routine.

Lets you leave
the walls you built
behind.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Casting Stones


Casting Stones

When a stone
is thrown, it
hurts what it hits.

When a stone
is thrown, it
makes others defensive.

When a stone
is thrown, it
drives us farther apart.

When a stone
is thrown, it
creates consequences
but not solutions.

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