No sad sighs, no footfalls stir the silence of their resting place tucked in a forest, in the shade of sheltering evergreens. Their weathered tombstones lean under the stress of remembering through the passing years the memories carved on their moss-stained faces. For them, no one’s been left to shed some tears or be movedContinue reading “FORGOTTEN”


The song of summer rises With the waves rolling by Ascending and descending As seagulls flying high The wind whistles the tune Floating from sea to shore And lays it down gently At a sandcastle’s door Staccato laughter skip In the electric air Playing the symphony Of a day, blessed and fair. Frank challenges theContinue reading “SUMMER SONG”

WAR ON D (A Quadrille)

Sirens wailed and rushed into the night fear throbbed in the pregnant air expectant breaths waited a drug spewing monster would die tonight in the dark In the zipped silence Heads rolled, but nine times more shoot up Black blood turns those it touched. Victoria hosts DVerse Pub’s Quadrille night and she wants a 44-wordContinue reading “WAR ON D (A Quadrille)”


Sunday afternoons bring our family to a State Park for our weekly walk. Last Sunday, my husband drove us to Sweets Knoll State Park in Dighton. That the park had access to the Taunton River made all of us excited to visit it. As soon as we got to the path to the woods, theContinue reading “THROUGH THE WOODS, INTO THE RIVER”


Your ┬ápetals fall by a slow dance like graceful swans They glide on air light as feather tumbling over, getting closer to forever. Softly they land on hallowed ground giving summer its one last kiss. In the abyss of their absence burns remembrance. ~~~~ Frank Hubeny challenges DVerse Poets’ Pub habitues to write a MinuteContinue reading “TO A FLOWER, GOING”


  Emptiness lurks behind the dark windows watching the road for one to relieve its fate that fills the weathered walls and hangs over its head with an air of decay. There was a time when it was not when the now abandoned rooms rang with laughter and songs when the floorboards shook with theContinue reading “THROUGH A WINDOW”

WATER LILIES (A Quadrille)

    On the river lilies of summer bloom velvety clusters shimmering on a July afternoon like flickering stars reflected in the dark waters they make constellations as those in the heavens as the world turns they sink in their horizon only to be forever gone DVerse is back with a Quadrille! The word isContinue reading “WATER LILIES (A Quadrille)”


  She smiled at me when the world was bearing me down she smiled at me when my soul was dark and weary. I was a stranger with the frown. Though I was not a joy to see she smiled at me. ~~~~ This is my story from a long time ago. The little girl,Continue reading “TO THE LITTLE GIRL WHO SMILED AT ME”

SUMMER (A Haibun)

My children run barefoot on the grass, their skin aglow from the sultry heat. Yelling and screaming, they chase each other, and when they tire, they turn on the faucet and spray each other with water from the hose. The driveway glistens, the grass soaks up the run-off water, and the roses drink of theContinue reading “SUMMER (A Haibun)”