love divine


dear Jesus, son of Father God above
Spirit confirms you are my one true love

for you created me in mother’s womb
you chose me from the start as own true love

Father, you are attentive to my prayers
the details of my life blessed by true love

my Savior, you gave up your life for mine
high ransom paid, you claim me as true love

you have forgiven my unfaithfulness
and will remain forever first true love

sweet Spirit gently speak to weary heart
to reassure Lynn you’re her best true love!





This is my attempt at writing a ghazal. A ghazal is usually about love, either romantic or divine. It is written in couplets with a repeating refrain. In English, the meter is natural, like iambic pentameter. The final line includes the author’s name. Gay Reiser Cannon shares samples of the ghazal form at dVerse Poets pub…

weathered stones

This week, Sarah Southwest hosts dVerse poetics and invites us to write ekphrastic poetry featuring artwork by Mary Frances from her “New Worlds in Old Stones”…

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7 years of blogging


A big THANK YOU to WordPress and all of YOU readers out there!



7th Anniversary blogging with WordPress

not measured in diamonds

A “rich” quadrille shape poem linked to dVerse Poetics…

life rich?
yard mud
sky overcast
farm prices low
spring weather wet
my husband stressed
emotions under pressure
fledglings leaving nest
we look to retirement
son works our farm
cornfields planted
new calves frolic
garden sprouts
life is rich




springs anew

Challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai: Give it a thought and try to ‘photo-shop” it to a “better version of itself” just by “a little change”…


even an old man
has New Year’s eyes…
cherry blossoms

© Issa

cherry buds blossom
with fresh possibilities
even old men dream

© lynn__


purposed reeds

Tan renga challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai…add  two lines to master haiku.


by my new banana plant
the first sign of something I loathe —
a miscanthus bud!

© Basho

hedge of bull elephant grass
overpowers the garden

© lynn__


image – CDHK









another year is gone
a traveler’s shade on my head,
straw sandals at my feet

© Basho

i’ve worn many places on
journey there and back again

© lynn__



image – pixabay

blood rose

Roses for Mothers Day, attempt at “lai” form poetry and linking to dVerse


photo by lynn



velvet blooms blood rose
subtle scent wafts nose
folds of ruffled rows
vivid color grows
thorns prick of sorrows
wilted tomorrows

undou (movement)


breeze rustles fern leaf

humbly bows low to water

green ripples of peace




image & form: CDHK

wondrous profusion


oh so rhododendron


photo by lynn

welcomes spring

to our front door

by blooming like

a hedonist, full of

fuchsia passion and

exuberant energy,

in wild celebration of

petrichor rainbows

with petaled frills and

stamen explosion!




Sharing with Tweet Speak Poetry where Kellê hosts a “wonder of the world” photo and/or poem prompt during the month of May.

fade to pale


In the moonlight,
The color and scent of the wisteria
Seems far away.

© Yosa Buson

the little birds cease chirping…
sleep ’til aurora awakes

© lynn__


peaceful surf

Tan renga challenge at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai


sunday morning
all the waves in white
kneeling on the beach                          © Jane Reichhold


receive a sabbath blessing
from the ocean Creator

© lynn__



photo by lynn





kids up too early

cranked TV up


running up & down

the stairs with nerf



you decide it’s time to


and whip-up breakfast

before natives turn


house upside-down;

sssshhhh, don’t wake

~ UP ~

your father now!



44-word quadrille for dVerse Poets where De chose the word (you guessed it):  UP!

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