MAGNOLIA


My beauty lasts but a short time
and all I have, to you I give -
     My velvet blooms, capture in rhyme
     My beauty lasts but a short time
Before rains make my death knells chime
     I hope I lived my cause to live
My beauty lasts but a short time
and all I have, to you I give.


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For dVerse's POetics:  From Nature's Point of View

I WILL OPEN THE DAY

present

I will open the day like a present

waiting under the Tree on Christmas morn

and with eager heart behold each moment

I will open the day like a present

impressed with the giver’s thought and good intent

Though routine would soon have its magic shorn

I will open the day like a present

waiting under the Tree on Christmas morn.

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My day would have gone on in its ordinary course except that, some moments ago, we heard the squeal of car breaks working frantically and failing.  At the end of a long squeal, we heard a crash.   When we looked out into the road, we saw the back end of a car parked two houses away from us crumpled with its bumper guards on the ground.  A few feet away, on the lawn of the house on the opposite side of the road, the offending car sat, its back totaled, and its front pushing the street  sign at an angle.  Right now, four police cars and a fire truck block the road.  At least,  no one seemed to have been hurt.

 

THINKING OF SPRING (WPC: RULE OF THIRDS)

 

Solitude
The other day, our children and I visited my husband in his office. From his window, I could see students walking to and from their classes. Towards noon, the sunny day turned cloudy and pretty soon, heavy snowfall came. Bored, I took pictures of the people rushing like ants to their anthill. But this guy was different. He walked with more measured gait, seemingly absorbed in his thoughts.

Come, Spring. Come. Please do not delay
filling the fields with bright daffodils
to chase the gloom of winter away.
Come, Spring. Come. Please do not delay
your warm breath on dead hearts, we pray
that soon the earth with praise and joy fills
Come, Spring. Come. Please do not delay
filling the fields with bright daffodils.

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Hello, Friends.  I have not had a chance to catch up with you nor reply to your comments.   We’ve spent the last couple of days attending a game convention where the children play and have fun and where we, parents, assist the littler ones.  I am not much of a gamer but have to be to fit in in my family. 🙂 🙂  Hopefully, the senior player, the one who trained his children to be his game mates, will be able to play his own game today. 🙂

See you all.  Please bear with me a bit. Thank you. 🙂

WPC:  RULE OF THIRDS