Saturday, January 23, 2016

Dream


dream

of the impossible
and awaken
to the possibilities


Hi everyone! It's been a while since I posted anything new as I've been very busy at work and at home with many projects. But I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a Happy New Year and thank you for the sweet comments on my previous holiday post.

We've been having a very mild Winter until today--our first major snow storm in New York. It's been snowing all day and these are some views from my windows as I haven't been outside yet. My husband, however, is out shoveling our driveway and he was even kind enough to help an elderly neighbor to shovel hers.

We're expected to get over a foot of snow and we'll probably be snowbound this weekend. I'm making beef and vegetable stew in the crock pot and it smells so good!


I hope to return to regular blogging soon as my time allows. Meanwhile, I've been writing micro poetry and I hope you enjoy my little "dream" poem. I hope the New Year will bring you many happy and wonderful things and everything you dream of! xx

Friday, December 11, 2015

Merry Christmas From New York City!


My dear friends, I hope you're enjoying the holiday season. I sure am! I had a wonderful day in New York City today as I went to a holiday party with friends and co-workers. And then by serendipity, I got off the wrong subway stop and ended up in Bryant Park! It was beautifully illuminated with festive lights. Here is the sparkling Christmas tree in the park.


Here is a close-up of some of the glittery ornaments on the tree.


Below the Christmas tree, people were happily skating. So much fun!


Do you see Bryant Park written on the umbrella?


The sky was pink and so was the Empire State Building in the background!


I loved these skyscrapers and especially the one with the green lights.


A sign above one of the shops in the park reads: It's always Christmas in NY. It sure feels like it with all the lights and so much to see and do. It's magical! Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year! Thank you all for your support and I'll see you all again next year when I return to blogging with more poetry and photos. Much love. xx

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Artist


She takes out her palette, watercolors, array of brushes and starts painting the sky. Golden hues, a touch of blue, a splash of pink. She fills in the clouds with a dark gray, not worrying about coloring outside the lines. She sketches tree silhouettes with black charcoal and draws a few leaves here and there. She edges in faint shapes and shadows of rolling hills in the background. With one last and swift brushstroke, she drops in the sun, adding a bit of mystic glow. She then stands back to watch her creation. Nature is the greatest artist. And I say, thank you, for this work of art, for there is nothing like ending the day with a violet sunset, knowing a new beginning is on the horizon.
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This poetic prose piece was inspired by the sunset tonight, as I took a picture of the sky and felt grateful for such a beautiful sight and the many gifts of nature. Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank you always for reading and your support. xx 

Monday, November 16, 2015

Rescued


What I miss the most is-
your smile
          playfulness
                  gentleness
loyalty and vulnerability

I remember
the way you protected me
from strangers-
the way you used to tremble
at the sound of thunderstorm

Oh, how you loved the snow
and long walks in the park

You followed me 
on my journey-
and sometimes you led me

I wonder-
did I rescue you
or did you rescue me?

I remember that night
when you ran away
and then showed up at my door
hours and hours later-
with those innocent/guilty eyes of yours

Who says you can't
go home again

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This poem is dedicated to my lovely dog who lived a healthy, happy and long life. Even though I lost him a few years ago, I still miss him. He was a Keeshond, such a handsome dog, with a plush two-layer coat of silver and black fur with a ruff and curled tail. He is pictured here offering me a flower in my garden. Smiles. He was a rescue dog as his previous owner had neglected him. As a result, when I first adopted him, he was not comfortable around people. But with love and great care, he overcame the past neglect and became the most playful and wonderful pet. I will always remember him fondly and he has a special place in my heart.

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Sharing with dVerse ~ Poetics where the theme is "Who/What do you miss?"-- inspired by my own post you can find here on my blog. Thank you, Mary, for hosting!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Love & Light


let peace
illuminate
the city of lights

let peace
illuminate the world

today, we pray
we grieve
but do not fear

let hope
prevail
despite despair

fall in love again
under a starlit sky

in the city of lights
its people healed
their hearts renewed

let love
surround them
like a beacon of light

today, we pray
we are Paris

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I was deeply saddened by the terrorist attacks on Paris on Friday night. I pray for the families of the victims, for peace and healing. This picture was taken at my Church, such beautiful and peaceful light emanating from the stained glass windows.

Sending love and light to Paris. xo

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light through
stained glass windows-
illuminating the heart
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Friday, November 6, 2015

how do you mend a broken he[art]


do you gather
memories
like seashells on a
distant shore-
listen to them whisper
secrets in your ear

do you gaze
at the stars-
wonder
if somewhere, somehow
you are missed
as immensely as
the ex-
panse of the sky

do you hold on
until it stops
raining-
until you see sunshine
breaking
through the clouds
of your tears

do you ever let go
or is the wound so deep
leaving
a scar-
reminding you
of what could have been

if only for a moment
longer-
do you resist
or surrender
this he[art] of yours
again
a blank canvas

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Shattered


shards of glass
shattered in the sky

falling
piercing
bleeding

broken families

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Postcards from the Moon


the moon smiles
to those who live beneath her nightly glow

knowing little about what transpires 
in the heavens above

a well-kept secret
she whispers only to the stars

leaving us in the dark
but for a glimpse of moonbeams

postcards with no return address
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I took this picture tonight with my phone and had fun creating digital art to make it look like a postcard. This inspired the title of the poem first and then the verses just flowed. Isn't the moon mysterious, so good at keeping secrets! Enjoy and have a nice weekend! xx

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Autumn Light


scintillating Autumn light 
a tapestry of leaves
turning golden

lonely hearts
not afraid to love again
no matter how hard they have fallen


Dear friends, I love Autumn light the way it shines through leaves, it's magical. I took these pictures when the sun was setting, casting a warm glow on the trees. This scenery inspired a very short poem--perhaps I'm at a loss of words in the sight of such beauty! xx

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Taste of Fall


This is what Fall looks like so far in my neck of the woods. My husband and I went to a pumpkin patch and picked up our first pumpkin of the season, which is on our front stoop.


Yellow mums and orange daisies are some of my favorite Fall flowers. I planted them in a terracotta container. I love these bright and cheerful Fall colors ~ they make me smile.


It's been raining for the past few days and lots of leaves have been falling. I like the color and shape of these leaves against the textured concrete on my front stoop.


Acorns have also been falling from oak trees in our yard. I'm going to gather some of the acorns and put them in a basket to make a pretty Fall decoration for our dining room table.


The woods in our back yard are covered with leaves, but there is still some green in the landscape. I look forward to watching the leaves turn even more colorful as we reach Autumn's peak. I hope you enjoy these photographs and have a great weekend! xx