Beauty escapes the words I have refusing to be pinned down and reduced to black ink on paper. Foolish am I to think my poem can paint the soaring trill of sparrows greeting the sun. My senses embrace what they perceive and I exalt. ~~~~~~~ DVERSE POETS’ Quadrille prompt – Poem Mundane Monday Challenge 145


Your silhouette mesmerizes me It goads me to hold your face to turn you toward the light How would you compare to the shadow that bewitched my mind? Should I live with your illusory beauty and find delight in my imaginings or should I risk the truth of revealing light?   Two weeks ago, IContinue reading “SILHOUETTE”


“Each man is a half-open door leading to a room for everyone.” ~ from Half-Finished Heaven by Tomas Transtromer   To each is given an immortal soul What is man to deserve such grace? He is blessed beyond measure even if he is at a loss with his gift. He considers his world with half-openContinue reading “CONTEMPLATION”


  The morning sang a lovely tune I’ve not heard in a while Light through the window panes cast a magical time. Off the bed, I bounced landing on waltzing feet. At last I had the gift I asked a quiet night, a restful sleep. Finally, I got to write a little poem again.  ItContinue reading “A NEW DAY”


This garden of roses is my garden of sorrows thorns push against my skin drawing  blood in scarlet patterns. I wish I could remember the sweet fragrance, the velvet charm of the flowers, but pain overwhelms. I look to the heavens for deliverance. What will I be when my prayers are answered with silence? ThisContinue reading “THE GARDEN”


Two Sundays ago, my little son and I went for a walk to the city Green to watch the Christmas display. While admiring the gigantic Santa statue, two strangers approached us. The first man was somebody we met earlier on our way to the Green and who expressed pleasure at seeing us again. Meanwhile, IContinue reading “SANTA CLAUS OF THE STREETS”

MINSTREL (Charley’s Half-Poem Challenge)

  I am but a minstrel, a singer of songs. A righter of wrongs. And I sing to make my mistress happy. And I sing to bring her peace. When my voice and my lute do not suffice, I unsheathe my sword And I become…. An avenging angel wielding truth in my hand naked andContinue reading “MINSTREL (Charley’s Half-Poem Challenge)”


Feeling a raindrop, the droopy leaf Expelled a sigh of deep relief And stretched forth its palms As a beggar begs his alms As raindrops pooled on its skin It bid the bugs to drink and swim And the raindrop lit up and glistened while it let the sunshine in only to scatter the lightContinue reading “AFTER THE RAINS”


  Magnolias paint grandeur on the April skies and lilacs lend their sweetness to the spring air as cherry blossoms unfurl their silken shade only to rain blushing kisses everywhere Apple blossoms secrete the flavors of fall but Dogwoods with their blood-tipped petals recall His journey from the cross to resurrection.   daily post:  PINKContinue reading “THE FLOWERS OF SPRING”


“By a voice he saith: Hear me, ye divine offspring, and bud forth as the rose planted by the brooks of waters. [18] Give ye a sweet odour as frankincense. [19] Send forth flowers, as the lily, and yield a smell, and bring forth leaves in grace, and praise with canticles, and bless the LordContinue reading “A ROSE BY THE LIVING WATERS”