Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Poem: Tea out of Season

Unexpected winds blow
Cold around the corners,
Rattling windows answer
Questions barked by
Neighbor dogs, confused
Coyotes howl empathetic, this
Night must bring disaster -
Though it brings no rain

I feel a chill upon my shoulders,
Awakening desire for warm
Tea out of season, and
Feet are ice cold to the bone
Pulling blankets to my chin,
I listen quietly to the sounds
Of Nature's Power as it whips
About my home, and smile,
For at my feet lay proof
That though the world be
All in tatters, with the love
And care of two little dogs
Nothing can bring me down
And indeed, all will be well
Yes, all will be well, and my
World will still be standing
When the night has passed

(c) 8 May 2015

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Poem: Eucharist - Thirty of 30 #NaPoWriMo

To pluck this grape, hold it aloft, pop
It into my mouth; to taste the juice
Seep into my soul; to reach out,

Open palmed, for bread: thick and
Delicious deliverer; chew, taste, swallow
Christ in me, alive in me, sweet Mystery

Where must I go from here?

Photo & Poem (c) 30 April 2015

Poem: Bucket List - Twenty-Nine of 30 #NaPoWriMo

The daydreams of another age
Refuse to remain packed
In dusty boxes in ancient attics

Hidden by the responsibilities
Of middle age and memories
A younger self packed and stacked
One upon the other, tightly.
We age; there is no escape
From spots and wattles
Deep set eyes and pouches
Placed from eye to hip, and
Bones that crunch with each step.
We age, and boxes fall,
Revealing dreams of yesteryear
Once remembered, nothing can
Squeeze them back in. Nothing
Can hide them. Revealed, they
Insist on attention: remember me!
What will we do? Make them come true?

Photo & Poem (c) 29 April 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Poem: Work - Twenty-Eight of 30 #NaPoWriMo

My home for the day
Decorated so brightly
A good cup of tea

Poem & Photo (c) 28 April 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Poem: Angel Eyes - Twenty-Seven of 30 #NaPoWriMo

Ah, angel eyes, such gentle ones
Who come into our lives
With tender purrs, yes, heaven's songs

And love-light in their eyes
Oh little child, do you yet know
The gift this being brings?
Soft caresses round bare feet
The plaintive meows she sings
Make this Lil angel your best friend
No other is so sweet
When she curls up by your side
Oh, what a special treat!

Poem & Photo (c) 27 April 2015
Great-Niece Iris and Kitty

Poem: Peace - Twenty-Six of 30 #NaPoWriMo

Peace is at the door
If only we opened our hearts
And let Her enter

Poem & Photo (c) 26 April 2015

Peace is a sweet dog friend of my friend Rev. Rosemary Anderson

Poem: Demon - Twenty-Five of 30 #NaPoWriMo

Devils, they say, do not appear
In their own guise, but as innocence,
Beauty, or cuteness ready for cuddles

Small boys named Damien, clowns
With balloons, or puppies revealed
Only by a certain gleam in their eyes
Do not trust the pitiful whimpers of
Such bundles of fur, these tiny
Tremulous Tribbles, these terrifying
Terriers; be not led astray by the
Tales of tails wagging, and the
D.O.G. being G.O.D.
It's a trick, a flimflam, a con
Beware! Watch out for the shedding
Of hair and the beggins for pettins
And devils daring you to walk away
Without watching them dance
On tiny paws for bacon
It's easy to be taken in

Poem & Photo (c) 25 April 2015