Saturday, August 29, 2015

who do you miss?


quiet mornings, golden
light at the break of dawn-
gentle awakenings

afternoon delights, picnics
beneath the old oak tree-
strawberries and cream

carefree days, walks
on white beaches-
sand in striped sandals

evening talks, lingering
looks, silence in between-
understanding

candlelight dinners, chocolate
mousse in tall glasses-
little black dresses

moonlit nights, starry-eyed
gazes, warm embraces-
all that she misses


Hi everyone! This poem was inspired by a board I saw at Grand Central Station on the way to the subway train in New York City. People stopped by to write on the board who they missed. What a sweet thing to do and thought-provoking as well. There is always something interesting to see on my commute to work. The board was up for a day and then it was gone. Enjoy the poem and photos and have a great weekend! xx

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Perfect Summer Day


you are to me like a perfect summer day
your smile is sunshine that warms my heart

your love nourishes me, refreshes me
like spring water from a garden's fountain

you cheer me up like a meadow of yellow blooms
below a sky as blue as your eyes

even the clouds are beautiful
you are a refrain from impending rain

you are my refuge from life's burdens
my rock, my strength


Dear friends, I hope you're enjoying the summer! This poem was inspired by a visit to a public garden in New York near my home. It featured a beautiful fountain as a center focal point.


The lawn was beautifully manicured with splashes of bright colors and yellow blooms.


Here is a close-up of the cheerful yellow blooms. I do love a perfect summer day!


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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Look Up


look
up
always
as sunrays
and patches of blue sky
shine through a canopy of trees

forming a green arch over you
purifying the air
and the soul
never
look
back


Dear Friends, today, I'm sharing a Fibonacci poem. with a syllable count of 1,1,2,3,5,8,8,5,3,2,1,1. This was inspired by sitting outside in my back yard and looking up at the trees. I have quite a variety of tall trees--pine, spruce, oak--and fresh air!


I'm also sharing a window view of the trees from inside my new home. On the windowsill, I placed a basket full of Impatiens, which like the shade and just a bit of sun shining through.


I hope this post inspires you to look up and on the bright side of things!
Have a great weekend! xx


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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Fade to Black


I don't think
of you
as often as
I used to, I barely
remember
your name
or the color
of your eyes.

Were they
blue, though
the exact
hue I do not recall
your voice
dissipated, the way
you kissed me
I no longer
taste.

Just like
the end
of an old movie
your love
faded to black.

But I've begun
again-
a red
tulip
blossoming
in the dark.

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Something a little different for you today, my dear readers and friends. This poem  uses a technique called enjambment, which in verse is the continuation of a sentence beyond the end of the line that creates an unexpected meaning. The photograph is my digital art using spot color to highlight the red tulip to accompany my poem. This is my take on endings & beginnings. Have a great weekend ahead! xx

Saturday, August 1, 2015

In the Moment






time is endless yet slipping away
through my fingers

a delicate balance between
holding on and letting go

of pastel memories
each moment, a tender petal

so precious, so fleeting
counting none but sunny hours

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This  poem and its last line was inspired by a sundial with the inscription, "I count none but sunny hours," I discovered in a local public garden in New York near my new home. You can see a close-up of the sundial and its inscription in my fourth photograph. I took the other pictures as I was walking around the garden, so beautiful with colorful summer blooms. The sundial made me think about how fleeting and precious time is, each moment to be appreciated. Enjoy my poem and photos and have a wonderful weekend! xx

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Chasing Rainbows


If I could
take away your tears
I would give them up to the sky
transform them into healing rain
to fall on you, each drop
a blessing to soften sorrow

If I could
take away your scars
I would give them up to the sky
transform them into sparkling stars
to fall on you, each beam
a blessing to brighten darkness

If I could
take away your doubts
I would give them up to the sky
transform them into curving rainbows
to fall on you, each color
a blessing to restore hope


My dear friends, this poem was inspired by a rainbow sighting earlier this week you can see in my first picture. It's amazing how rainbows form as it's raining! The second picture is in New York City, after a rainy day, I love the light and reflections in the skyscrapers across the bridge. This was taken near Grand Central Station at Pershing Square. I hope you enjoy my poem and street photography. Happy weekend! xx

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Harmonious


you looked at me with curious eyes
wondering who i was, looking back at you
with the same curiosity and wonder

a new visitor and friend in the making
harmonious with your surroundings
unafraid, uninhibited, unbound

agile and free, grazing on the grass
moving about gently and with grace
you made my morning a little brighter

a little more hopeful that such a bond
is possible within humanity, too
that such peace can be achieved

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Hi everyone! This morning I had a visitor in my back yard -- a beautiful deer grazing on the grass. She looked right at me through the patio glass door, probably curious as who this new person in the house was. Maybe she was trying to get to know me. I immediately grabbed my camera but didn't want to go outside for fear she would run away scared. So I took a picture through the patio glass door and then turned it into abstract digital art. I loved the way she blended in with nature in perfect harmony with her surroundings. If only the rest of the world could be at peace like this -- so simply, so wonderfully!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Rising & Falling


a part of me is still that child full of wonder-
my eyes as open wide as skies and rivers

taking my first steps towards you, faltering-
hoping you would welcome me into your arms

to walk beside me, accept me-
guide me, love me unconditionally

through the rustling of golden leaves
in ever changing Autumn, the inevitable

storms of unpredictable Winter, the return
of blossoms in Spring's renewal

the colors of unforgettable Summer-
through it all, will you catch me if I fall?


This poem was inspired by a tree falling in our yard this weekend. We had a powerful storm with strong winds the night before, and we discovered the fallen tree in the morning. The fallen tree is not pictured here, but instead I decided to take a photo of the rest of the trees rising towards the sky and a tiger lily in bloom. Enjoy my poem and photos! xx
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Welcome Home


after a hard day's work, a refuge
from the rest of the world-
tiger lilies and you


all is quiet on a woodsy path- 
but for rustling leaves
and a bird's song


a flower is born in the sky
and so am I, alive and thriving
amidst greens and blues


deeply rooted among rocks-
looking upward, the climb is hard
but how worth is the view


geraniums will grow again
in the sunshine, with a little love
a little hope and a lot of gratitude
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Hi everyone! As I mentioned in my previous post, my husband and I moved to a new home in the countryside of New York. I'm sharing today some pictures from my backyard and accompanying haiku. We have a weathered wooden bench where tiger lilies have bloomed next to it. A little path leads into the woods where pink rhododendron have blossomed. There are rocks up the hill and lots of trees and everything is green and luscious now as we've had quite a bit of rain. I planted geraniums in a terracotta pot and I'm patiently waiting for them to bloom. I hope you enjoy my poetry and photos and I wish you all a Happy Fourth of July weekend! xx
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Our Neck of the Woods






Hi everyone! In case you've been wondering where I've been for over a month ... well, my husband and I moved to a new home and it's been very hectic, so I've had no time for blogging. The move was a bit stressful and overwhelming but we're settling in nicely. Every day we make a little progress, room by room, to get our home in order. There is a lot to do -- cleaning, painting, organizing, decorating. Did I mention, unpacking? We still have a lot of boxes piled up! With hard work and perseverance, I know our home will become as beautiful as we are envisioning it. The pictures I'm showing today are from our backyard! Yes, we have the woods in the back of our house ... and rocks ... and hills ... it's so peaceful and serene. And while the house inside may need some work, the outdoors is perfect just as nature would have it. Please join me on this new journey and adventure ... many more pictures, poetry and prose to come from our neck of the woods! xx