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Photography poetry

While Sun Streams Through

Light from the window is a hug from heaven Warmth from the sun my needed hug Hush from the rush Break from the work another gift straight from heavenly realms Refreshing times frame no race No race defines restoration Grateful for quiet times Grateful for Our Maker’s light Thankful for silence heard When the sun […]

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Barter

               You need more space. You are adamant.   Sitting at the kitchen table at 4 AM, moments of pause and stare, which were never an issue, now hang like August air over your 3 cubic feet.   The square footage of your surface, a tougher estimate – worth […]

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Half Sonnet

Cool It! Immaculate in conception, particulate in perception; snow is falling, Winter’s calling. This cold grows old. Warm Up! Deaden Winter, summon Summer; the mind fights through, can find anew along the way a strong warm ray. We praise Spring days. – – – – – – – – The Half Sonnet is a form […]

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Photography poetry

Spirit

It’s a spirit thing we think we can’t catch, but we know we can. We keep lookin’ back to feel the magic again. In each passin’ day it’s comin’ our way movin’ through in kaleidoscopic view. As hours pass gracin’ a day it’s refuelin’, rejuvenatin’, renewin’ all gracefully for those who notice life’s extras – […]

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Indietro

  In an antique shop where cobwebs swag  the window, sunlight flickering through the spider’s lace I learn this word —            Indietro.   It rolls off a woman’s tongue as she  stares at the poster of  Shirley Temple tap dancing on a  staircase. The black and white print nuanced with tiny rips.   I […]

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Prose

The Gifts

“I brought you some presents for Christmas.” Son smiled as he laid the boxes on the table. “You didn’t need to do that.” Mom protested as Dad nodded. “I’ve told you that before.” “I know, but these are special. They didn’t cost much.” Son smiled, pushing a box toward each. “These first.” “Well, okay.” Mom […]

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My Text Today

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Photography poetry

Father’s Arms

Father’s arms embraced my Mother, held me as a baby, lifted me as a toddler, picked me up when I fell, carried me when I hurt. Father’s arms steadied my bicycle, taught me to throw a ball, spanked me when needed. Father’s arms drove him to work, steered a tractor, maneuvered a lawnmower. Father’s arms […]

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poetry

             La Primavera

  You appear in the garden somewhat pagan, poised to inspire. Wheat from summer’s field is rolled in your hair.   Your crown of flowers is at peak bloom, its white bells pealing the scent of an awakening valley.   And  if you were to sing, it would not be words, but the intonation of […]

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Tear-Filled Sky

sky filled with moisture hangs low on the horizon waiting an excuse to come pelting to the ground abiding now God’s timing – – – – – – – – This morning, my father was taken by helicopter to a hospital 50 miles away. He was breathing very rapidly, and not responding to my mother […]