Poem: I’m Me

  What is it, exactly They just can’t see? For when they look – They look through me Beyond me And around me. Are they afraid to trace The gentle curve of my smile? To see in the depths of my eyes? What are they afraid They’ll see? A reflection of themselves… Perhaps their worn…

Photography: A Day of Peaceful Contemplation (Post #2)

  I’m still sharing images from our peaceful trip to the gardens near the mountains.  Let’s just say that seeing these images brings all those feelings of wonder I held while sitting in the gardens, listening to the wind, the birdsong, my own thoughts.  I often forget how meaningful moments like this are… and how…

Poem: Being Me

  I could not help but find a story here… what a beautiful lean.   Being Me   It’s never easy Growing sideways In a world where Everything is celebrated Up and down. The rules for standing Etched upon my skin And yet I bend I waver I lean. I want to touch the sun…

Photography: A Day of Peaceful Contemplation (Post #1)

Sometimes, we are afforded not only beauty of place, but a sense of inner peace when we are present.  These days, in the hustle bustle of the world, it is much harder to find such places, but they do exist.  One of our favorite places these days has been the gardens up near the mountains. …

Portraits Poetry Series #77: Beauty Where You Least Expect It

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…

Poem: That Much Closer to Me

  I have sought strength In the tear-filled lessons. Sometimes, I have allowed them Retrace their steps Across my skin And though some May see my weakness I have never – Given in. I have learned Life Is not all sunshine And sometimes, It must rain But I have Come to appreciate The knowledge That…

Poem: It’s Not For Us to Prove Our Value

This beautiful image was snapped at the Botanic Gardens in our city.  Something about her caught my eye… both at the gardens and now, as I was writing this poem.  I hope you see it too.  Her words… Her soul…  and my, she’s a beauty!     In the space Between interactions, The stilted moments…

Photography: Beauty Beneath the Summer Sun (Post #2)

Today I decided to do things differently… well, a little differently.  I’ve decided to write a poem to go along with the images today.  It’s a message I hold dear and I hope it means something for others as well.  We should NEVER waste much time feeling bad about the things don’t work out for…

Take Ten Poetry Prompt: Words

  Quite some time ago, I used to write for poetry prompts… namely, I would choose ten random words and write a poem with them.  It may sound a strange endeavor, but I found that a lot of my poems took me places I would not normally have gone… mostly due in part, because part…

Photography: Beauty Beneath the Summer Sun (Post #1)

So we have been visiting the gardens off and on this summer, mostly trying to find days when the weather is a little less harsh.  The weather has been unusually warm lately, but we have plenty of things to keep us busy as a family.  We’ve also been visiting the library more, which all of…