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Quadrille #19 – spark
De is asking us to put some “spark” in our Quadrille over at dVerse Poets Pub today


It was the spark –
That stray remark made
In the dark while we were
Parked under the stars
With other cars watching
A show on giant screens
I didn’t mean to speak
Out loud, so the whole crowd
Could hear my deepest thoughts

Posted in poetry

Seasonal Segue

It’s ‘Homophone Me’ at d’Verse Poets Pub

and ‘Something’s Gotta Give‘ at Poetic Bloomings

Seasonal Segue

The last leaves wave frantically
Before they have to leave
Trying to get my attention
Gusts of wind roll by in waves
Fall is changing the landscape
Giant cinnamon-roll circles of hay
Dot the fields
Sagging scarecrows still play
The role of protector
I heard flocks of birds overhead
Migrating to warmer climes like
Herds of buffalo across the
Prairie of the sky
I watch a hawk as it climbs higher
Sailing on a thermal draft
And before the last leaf falls –
Stores have moved on to
The next holiday
Leaving me to wonder

Posted in poetry

Listen October

Listen October –

Why are you Golden-

Why are days Shorter-

Where is the Sun-

What do you say – eh?


Here says the Sun –

Just behind Clouds-

Just farther Away-

Still your bright Star-

Still shining above.


Night’s Glittering stars-

Show me the Bear-

Show me some Sisters-

Show me the Hunter

Look up – said the Sky

Emily Dickinson provided the inspiration in Fashion Me Your Words today at Real Toads.

Posted in poetry, Shadorma


At B&Ps Shadorma and Beyond we are finding inspiration in the words of Bob Dylan.
I’ve taken mine from All Along the Watchtower.


I’m watching,
waiting for the truth
for sweet songs
telling the stories of peace
that will heal our wounds

Posted in carpe diem haiku kai, haiku, poetry

Full Circle two

Full Circle at Carpe Diem
Here are the words to use – in order

1. rain
2. young leaves
3. buds
4. mountain
5. silence
6. monk
7. river
8. summer breeze
9. she
10. snow
11. sparrow (s)
12. blue sky

spring rain

young leaves give shelter

tender buds

mountain meadow
wild flowers bow in silence
like monks in prayer

clear river
rippled by summer breeze
she dips in her toes

first snow fall
sparrows wait in pine trees
until blue sky returns