Invitation to Summer, A Poem

  You can hear laughter In the summer fields The joyful voices Of children raised Rushing through The tall grasses Counting to ten While closing their eyes And leaning against The nearest tree And you can hear Their scampering footsteps Across the fields Where they hide Heartbeat pounding The thrill of the chase And who…

Photography: Autumn Splendor by Our Front Door

I am not kidding when I say I actually have ventured out and taken pictures in our front yard.  You really don’t have to go that far to find beauty – you just have to look more closely.  First of all, there is a beautiful tree that sits in front of our house.  I actually…

Names Will Never Hurt Me, A Poem

Nicknames Etched upon the skin Where words were thrown And held within Yet her heart wasn’t strong She fought and she thrashed And those words consumed her She flailed in their meaning And though, in truth They were just words She wore them in shame She hung her head And though – defeated She could…

Photography: Through the Lens of a Microscope (Part #1)

You may have noticed in a previous post, we decided to buy a small handheld digital microscope last week for a science fair project we are doing.  As I often do, I decided to play with the microscope to see what types of images I came up with.  Along with that – I also spent…

Tortured by Memories, A Poem

  Glass hearts shatter If you’re quiet, You can hear it – The silent crushing Of our souls and shards of glass Litter the floor. We lay broken And the grinding crunch Resounds Beneath steel tipped boots We clutch our heads And we feel Like nothing Then the marionettes sway And the dance begins We…

Portraits Poetry Series #42: The Uncertain Proposal

In case you haven’t been here before, I love writing prompts – whether a list of words, one word, or even an image.  With these posts, I have written poems specifically about paintings and I hope, with my words, you see the scene just as visibly in your heart and mind as if you had…

Because I Don’t Have a Photographic Memory (Part #16)

Some other photos from my archives.  These photos are also when we went up into the mountains (like the photos last week).  I snuck in another one of that cute little guy that kept jumping out to greet me 🙂  Hope you enjoy!            

It’s Raining in My Soul, A Poem

  Sometimes only sometimes it feels like it is raining in my soul and my heart feels hollow the dull knock of recognition can you hear the sound? Hollow I feel swallowed whole but I know this is not the end of everything nor is it the beginning it is merely a stop along the…

Photography: Upon Closer Inspection (Part #1)

I’ve been busy lately, in case no one noticed 🙂  We’ve been laying hardwood floors in the kid’s rooms and a result of all the mess of moving things around, I now have to try to put everything back together (somewhat) like it was.  I don’t think home projects are that difficult – but more…

Because I Don’t Have a Photographic Memory (Part #15)

Thought I’d share today some other photos that have been sitting on my computer for a while.  These images are from our trip up into the mountains where we stayed one weekend.  The hiking up there was beautiful and I do hope we get to go again.  Until then, I will have to just revel…

May We Raise Our Voices High!

    We sup on poetry of love and romance of beauties tangible and those unseen and we read the paper while drinking our coffee at the local cafe busy pictures of war and strife hunger and deprivation just images that adorn the page but there is no heart there is no heart and we…

I am Impotent, A Poem…

  I am sorry That I could not do enough But stand with sad eyes Upon your predicament Guns raised And then the loud, ringing sound Of finality The thud of your falling I could not reach out I could not… Grab the gun with my own hands That I could not speak out Yell…