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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 Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, poetry

As The Crow Flies

Fireblossom Friday : Corvid and sit a while.
There are crows in the garden today

As The Crow Flies

The crow looked out
Across the farm and saw
The plume of toxic fumes
That seemed to settle everywhere

The crow drew circles in the sky
And watched the bees and
Butterflies struggle to
Survive without the blooming
Wave of wildflowers

He saw the spill of inky oil
Like Rohrsach blots upon
The coastline where water
Fowl and fish no longer swam

He followed streams of shining cars
To factories and smoking stacks
That filled the air with particles
He could not breath then fell
To earth again as rain that will not
Quench Earth’s thirst
The crow looked down
From a dead tree branch
And sobbed, “Murder!”

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Over // Under // Through –
We’re getting challenged today in the Garden



I didn’t even get through
my explanation of why
I was over (the moon)
about him before he
turned and walked away

I turned too and ran
into you, stumbled over
my words, fumbled
through an apology
then noticed your
kind eyes, smiling face

and knew I was
over him

Posted in Cee's Black & White Challenge, Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, poetry

full circle

Chèvrefeuille’s Gift #1 full circle “new life”


Creat four haiku using the twelve words given, in this order

like snow covered trees
white apple blossoms cling
beauty of Spring
sunflowers swaying
along the edge of the beach
back and forth like waves
clouds galloping past
shapes of high stepping horses
across the meadow
tall poplar tree
yellow leaves falling
Autumn rain