FLEDGLING

  Fly high, young bird. Your hour has come. Let fall a feather to remember you by – free and exultant in the summer skies. Faith be on your wings, and perseverance, too favorable winds will not always be for you Forge ahead though fear engulfs your heart fortune kisses him who does not giveContinue reading “FLEDGLING”

SUMMER TREAT

The sweetness of summer dripped from my chin Juicy mangoes with their golden skin whose fragrance coated the humid air what temptation for a child to bear plump fruits dangling from a neighbor’s tree so worth the neighbor’s chase and my scraped knee.   ~~~~ Summer will always remind me of mangoes whose golden flavorContinue reading “SUMMER TREAT”

DESPAIR

No star twinkles, no moon beams in the night of the soul. No melody plays in the vacuous halls but those ominous tune that rattles bones. Through a veil, eyes see flowers wilting and leaves falling, falling, falling. All that beauty gone gone to nothing. Nothing. There is nothing except the burden of minutes tickingContinue reading “DESPAIR”

TREASURES

Pebbles and cobbles pinecones and sticks, these are treasures a little boy keeps. He would teeter and totter walking forested paths, he holds them more tightly closer to his heart. Then, at night, before he sleeps he counts the treasures his little heart keeps. The poem is inspired by my boys who love to pickContinue reading “TREASURES”

SUNFLOWER

Ah! Sunflower, weary of time* eyes the hours with suspicion they either ran too fast or too slow for Sunflower’s satisfaction When a little seedling, she ached to grow that she could live her dream to shine beneath the light of that glorious sun and to its rays, her heart incline And having bloomed asContinue reading “SUNFLOWER”

CHERRY BLOSSOMS

After a rainy spell, I stepped into the sunshine of a spring afternoon  to go to the blooming cherry tree near the city green which was about a mile away. I did not particularly relish walking on city roads, busy as they were even on a Sunday afternoon. Fear of getting run over by oncomingContinue reading “CHERRY BLOSSOMS”

BUTTERFLY

  The quiet of butterfly wings as they glide in the air speaks of grace that need no herald nor fanfare, and ever brings mindful hearts wonder. Written for DVerse Poets’ Meeting the Bar Prompt – Brevity.  Frank wants folks to write a five-line or shorter poem.   I chose to write a modified tanka  withContinue reading “BUTTERFLY”

ANTICIPATION

One day, flowers will bloom again and I will cup their velvety petals like treasures in my hands One day, birds will sing again and my heart will beat in harmony with their song One day, the sun will be warm again and the earth and rivers will wake and the air will burst withContinue reading “ANTICIPATION”