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-

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

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

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 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

~ o~o~o~

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

~ o~o~o~

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