dancing in grove

van_gogh

olive trees by Van Gogh

 

mediterranean sun

pulsing rhythm

warm yellow sky

radiates and ripens

music of olives

leaves quiver

trees wave arms

trunks sway hips

shadow like, oil

flows to sound

of cool blue

pyrenees bass

we can only imagine

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God…    Ps. 46:4

joyful
river of
liquid glass
crystal clear
stream of
perpetual
living water
flows, grows
ever deeper
cleansing
quenching
refreshing
as peace
passing
through
the new
jerusalem
eternal city
of God’s
kingdom
and our
forever
home

fuchsia snow

Inspired by post at CDHK on “potted plant” meme….

 

plant on windowsill

cyclamen blooms in bucket

sings promise of spring

 

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photo by lynn

walking partners

turn off devices

put on comfortable shoes

meet ourselves outdoors

inspire real love of nature

learn the real nature of love

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Joining weekly tanka challenge at Ramblings of a Writer

dressed in their best

 
summer afternoon in

grandmother’s garden

follow sunlit pathway

strawberry blonde girl

clutches watering can

to sprinkle flowers

her smile like daisies

picked by chubby fingers

her cheeks reflect color

of bright hair bow and

bold rose briar blooms

garden and granddaughter

both cultivated, well-groomed

portrait of fresh youth

wholesome in nurture

 

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Girl with Watering Can – Renoir

stalked by Claude

Meeting the Bar at dVerse Poets with Bjorn looking at impressionistic art


 

layers of light

flecks of colour

giant’s velvet

birthday cupcake

or thatched hut

is sunlit stack of

bovine manna

dried muffin-top

will-o-wisps in wind

dense center holds

heat of long day

gleaned stubble field

rests in cool shade

robust wet dabs

of painter’s palette

reflects sweat of

villagers’ harvest

 

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haystack by Monet

ticket to ride!

“Amuse me!” is fair theme at dVerse poets with Lillian spinning our memories.


 

calliope music

summer sunburn

sticky cotton candy

magical carousel ride

double-decked imagination

a young girl’s fantasy choice:

to trade precious tickets for

high-kickin’ striped zebra,

long-legged white hare

or sleek blue dolphin?

climb in saddle!

 

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photo by lynn – Kemah TX

a poet in his pocket

someday
i’ll meet
God
on a
mountain
or beach
maybe at a
coffee shop and
we’ll instantly
recognize each other
with neck hugs
and back pats
then, awed
i will bow
low and
God will
smile grace,
reach down,
pick me up
and put me in
his shirt pocket
near his heart
to carry
me
home.

sign of his presence

Exploring new (old) form of poetry,  the ghazal, at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

 

symbol of peace whose spirit we know

surprised by shadow, white dove in snow

 

swift owl or coyote’s bloody salvo

moonlight reveals white dove, still, in snow

 

on pilgrim road, choose which way to go

follow the sun or white dove in snow

 

cemetery where winter winds blow

watchman on headstone, white dove in snow

 

soft, lynn, pure sign of his love to show

alights branch above, white dove in snow

 

 

it’s later than we think

 

twice every year

daylight savings time

messes with my inner clock

an insomniac’s seasonal nightmare

hard to say which is harder

on mind and body:

to spring ahead or fall back

why do we try to

interfere when time

doesn’t wish to be saved?

 


Time for quadrille #28 at dVerse Poets Pub this week!

garden variety philosophy

Marie hosting haiga prompt on “philosophy” at The Syllabub Sea

 

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bitter herbs & vinegar

American (death) sentences in 17 syllables…

 

People will do nearly anything to avoid sitting still to think.

Don’t expect excess love;  most live desperate, separate and alone.

Seems our differences are reasons to hate rather than celebrate.

Work seen as important, not words; what value prayer or poetry?

If i feel like a caged bird…when i die, will i be freed from this cage?

We are broken beyond our repairing;  who can save us from ourselves?

 

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