Recite to Me Your Love Poem

  Recite to me your love poem. Wrap your verbs in your embrace and show me their heartfelt promise. Keep me safe Keep me warm Keep Me. May the nouns you utter be my name and in my likeness. May you seek to uncover the meaning of every syllable and may you always desire to…

On Death and Living, a poem

Sometimes, I am enticed by an image to write a poem, to see a story, or to imagine their voice.  Perhaps it is something there that I see, or perhaps it never was present.  Perhaps it is a tale of lies, or perhaps there are thoughts burning with in me, begging release, and they take…

Photography: Seeking Solace in Summer Gardens (Post #2)

I am revisiting some of the photos I have taken when we went to the local free gardens in our area.  It is a drive, but not that bad (only a half-hour).  I wish it were closer though, because I could seriously live there all day long 🙂  This place is amazing.  For some reason,…

Sometimes We Need to Breathe Inspiration #4

I know it has been a while since I have shared any inspirational words… well you know, not in poetry form 🙂  Since starting school this year and trying to get notebooks, journals, and schedules together for the kids (especially the older girls)… I always go and find inspirational quotes for them to see when…

Set Free, a poem

  The thought that a creature crawls across the earth in one form – braving disasters of the day, predators seeking prey, and yet, they hide, they slide their days in belief that they’ll survive. They climb upon the furthest mount, shelter themselves beneath the trees and sleep – perchance to grow and stretch beyond…

Photography: Oh look! Another Flower!

This week’s photography challenge at The Daily Post is distraction.  If there’s every something I would think I am an expert in it is that very word.  It is not to say that I am distracted to the point of getting nothing done (well, I have my days!), but I am always noticing things that…

Losing Elasticity, a poem

  I wish that I could smooth the skin unruffle the feathers and ease my way in more quietly through life so as if not to tread on other’s footsteps to not sing along with a tune without knowing the words and so that I cannot see the disappointment in your face nor trace the…

Photography: She’ll Be Coming Around the Mountain (Post #1)

All of you know I went up into the mountains quite a few weeks ago and never shared even one photo.  It is a curious thing, but seriously I had taken so many photographs that I was afraid to go through and pick those I liked.  I’ve been dreading it… well, that and I’ve been…

Portraits Poetry Series #68: Upon Our Chance Meeting

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…

I Did Not Choose the Words, but the Words Chose Me (a poem)

  I have come undone while words loom about me and dance upon the page. The sages speak… you have not said enough, you have not sung your hymn with familiar tune, and your syntax belies the depths of poetic countenance. Why fail ye – poet? What do you bother to tread this path? We…

That I May Touch, a poem

  I am not the silken kite strings romanced by the weight of a morning breeze tattered at the edges, but beautiful still they waver in the wind they bow, they dive, and dance and the weight of their sorrows are lifted. Higher, higher, higher in the sky they rise almost as if they can…

Portraits Poetry Series #67: Let It All Soak In

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…