Posted in Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, poetry


FASHION ME YOUR WORDS ~ The way you see it

We’re taking a second look at favorite poems in the Garden
I love Billy Collins and his poem Forgetfulness is one of many that I read over and over again


I don’t worry about forgetting names or dates
I have calendar squares filled with them
wars and generals will not clutter my mind
and maps hold the place of cities, towns, countries
love poems reside in books where I can visit
anytime I feel the need to swoon
recipes, phone numbers, passwords
all written down on paper and flushed
out of my brain – they take up too much room
space that I need for the important things
the sound of your voice,
the feel of your hand in mine,
the way your eyes smile at me

the beat of your heart when we kiss

Posted in NaPoWriMo, poetry

Last Night

NaPoWriMo Day twenty-three – a double elevenie


Last Night – (a double elevenie)



Blue squares

Pieced and stitched

Tucked under my chin



Feathery soft

Beneath my head

Tired eyes drift closed


Posted in NaPoWriMo, poetry

Full Circle Gardening

NaPoWriMo Day Twenty two – a georgic poem

Full Circle Gardening

They dug out all that was free
That was natural
And imported exotic plants
Or hybrids with no value
But their beauty
They plowed up the meadows
And surrounded themselves
With lawns that must be tended
Then wondered where the bees
And butterflies had gone
And wrung their hands and
Shook their heads
Turned to science to ‘fix’ the problem
And science at last said, “Plant what’s natural”

Posted in poetry, NaPoWriMo


NaPoWriMo Day Twenty one – an overheard conversation
There’s a little eavesdropping going on today.


I had a stroke” of genius
A flash of brilliance once
Upon a time
Like fireworks in a summer sky
All razzel-dazzel
Bursts of color
Ooooos and aaahhhhs
It was a sparkler of an idea
That sizzled and danced
In the dark until it burned
Itself out and only ashes remained