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Fresh Fruit

A quintet of fresh-picked fruit Haiku backyard apple trees growing first color showing counting down the days fresh Ranier cherries juicy sweet hint of tartness heaven in the mouth ripe-picked peach first bite escaping juice runs down chin taste buds overload Thompson seedless grapes taut-skinned elongated shapes explosion of juice crisp Braeburn apple perfect balance […]

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Bright Times

On a spring walk, I see my friends along the street and stop to talk. Nothing can beat good comrades on a sunny day; from morning light we laugh and play, except for meals, until it’s night. Weekends in spring till summer frees, we invest our time creating fresh memories. These days when we are […]

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Miniature

sunlit summer day tiny flowers fluttering in a beewing breeze

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Whenning

Are you listening to the rain? It was different decades past when all the world was my back yard, and the back yard was all my world. A child, I loved to watch the sky, the stars so very bright at night around the half-moon peeping down, waning to a slender crescent. I listened as […]

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The Decision Less Pondered

My road forked as they sometimes do and, being in a mellow mood, I paused to contemplate the two and ponder which should be pursued; though neither seemed in disrepair or fallen into desuetude. In truth, they both seemed to be fair, though one might be a little green, with comparable traffic there as far […]

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Zephyr

cat’s paws ripple water ruffle water striders gently tickle dragonfly wings playing – – – – – – – – Cat’s Paw = a gentle breeze which ripples the surface of water on a summer day.

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Crossroad

Jesus rose up with the dawning that day. His heart aching, His soul weary and sore; the time had come for His going away. He knew who plotted a kiss to betray, saw too the fate laying waiting before; Jesus rose up with the dawning that day. He knelt in the garden alone to pray, […]

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New Blue Day

Morning sun shines brightly; no clouds obscure the sky. I step off my porch, drawing a deep breath. Fresh air fills my lungs, fills my head; such possibilities! Look down; lawn needs mowing.

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Lighthouse Guardian Companion

lighthouse of my soul – – keeper of my heart – – – – true love of my life beacon on my stormy seas – – sole guardian of my hopes – – – – companion of all my days give me peace of mind – – calm my worried fears – – – – […]

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Venturing

Agate-barked hickories stretch tall, reaching with spun crystal branches to rake the unprotected bottoms out of passing cotton-wool clouds. Misty shreds lay strewn across wrought-iron roots in the clearing, dew-bedecking the tinseled grass. An aqua-vitae stream pools briefly. Night-light diamond stars peer down between the hurrying, scurrying clouds while the moon stands silver sentinel, alternately […]