Bright Star, you’ve got these abilities which always amaze. You rise over rooftops in the east covering a world in all directions. You highlight moments, meticulously managing light. You place star shine on tips of arching blades in lawn’s newly-found, growing greens. You outline breeze-teased leaves on branches in boldfaced glow. Spring’s timid, first […]
I sat to write a horror tale, about a creepy moonlit trail; a journey on a full-moon night with terrors and macabre fright. Creatures, monsters, zombies, and more; my tale would have been dripping gore. Alas, my muse was playing dead; I wrote this horrid poem instead.
Torment doesn’t wait for tomorrow, he shows up tonight on Rofie’s porch looking like Stevie Becker, wearing Robert’s overcoat and smelling like Jim Beam and Old Spice, demanding something other than lunchmeat for the wake and reminding me of Phillip Krause and Kenyon Avenue. […]
Yellow is often called the color of prostitutes, from Athenian women who draped their figures in slinky gauze to courtesans of Vienna who sail the streets in soft silk. Yet, the country lifts this hue to hedgerow birds who strike the leaves with wings flickering (like matchstick flames) that catch someone’s eye and light […]
Yes, the vanilla-flavored coffee is superb–-smooth with easy sipping— before night unveils a lightened sky. Yes, the clear-note bird song outside darkened windows delights. But, oh, I suddenly lift my head upon hearing something more. Tilting my head, turning an ear toward beauty outside in the dark, turning an ear to beauty beyond sight, I […]
some times – – places and events get in our hearts – – permeate our very soul the core of who we are – – grant us peacefulness lead us to understand nature – – on a much deeper level – – to where it resides within ourselves – – – – – – – […]
Casting Cares Elsewhere How do we tell a friend that a breakup may be the best thing? When unexpected doors close and expectations are extinguished before one sees it coming, what’s done with the intense grief without closure? “It’s finished.” You’re left with snippets of memories, some fond, some not, which disconnect from the […]
wind-blowing leaves are dancing trees coming alive limbs kick like horses prancing rain may be chancing barometers dive wind-blowing leaves are dancing squirrels balancing clinging to survive limbs kick like horses prancing instinct enhancing their nut searching drive wind-blowing leaves are dancing lovers romancing hoping love will thrive limbs kick like horses prancing break embrace […]
This day’s brought a new life into this world of ours. Newborn, we bid you welcome with a fond hope you will thrive. Beginning with first hours live free from strife always.
The rustling forest stills itself with Zacharias silence. The lone passion of retreat ignores an autumn chill. Lightning seeks the horizon as day breaks intense introspection. Monotone rhythms subside, reality to metaphysic becomes intuitive, indulged, then blind – a quiet penance seeking the inner labyrinths of mind. Francis kneels naked, hands […]