Posted in Poetic Asides, poetry, sunrise

A Simple Valentine’s Day

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A Simple Valentine’s Day

I pull on my valentine socks
The gray striped ones with
Shiny hearts all over them
I made you a pop-up card
That says ‘I *heart* you
You bought me six chocolate roses
And a chai latte
No lavish dinner
No giant heart shaped box
No wine and candlelight
No serenade
We know that love is in
The small things
Looks exchanged
The gentle touch of a hand
An old song remembered
The everyday gestures
That we do not take for
Granted

 

 

 

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Posted in d'Verse Poets Pub, poetry, sunrise

The Journey

d’Verse PoetsPub – Inspired by Art!
Lillian is tending bar and has introduced us to the fabulous art of Catrin Welz-Stein.
You can see more of her work HERE

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©️ Catrin Welz-Stein

 

The Journey

Come be my friend
Just for a while
Set sail with me
Just for a mile

Let’s see the world
Through different eyes
Discover truths
We thought were lies

Let’s trust our hearts
To know the way
To find the words
With which to pray

For fellowship
And peace and love
An olive branch
A snow white dove

Come be my friend
Just for awhile
Set sail with me
Just for a mile

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in d'Verse Poets Pub, poetry, quadrille

Heart Condition

D’Verse Poets Pub – Quadrille #50 – murmur

De has us murmuring to ourselves at the Pub today


Heart Condition

An affliction of the heart
Not a-pitter or a-patter
No whooshing, beating,
Thrumming sound
Something softer
Smoother
Steady
A whisper
That continues
Through the day
And through the night
A comforting small murmur
Of your voice repeating
“I love you”

 

Posted in carpe diem haiku kai, haiku

tulip

Carpe Diem #1364 Tian Shan Mountains (Northern route)

 

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native tulips
growing in the mountain’s shadow
little treasure

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I just finished reading Tulipomania by Mike Dash. This book gives the history of the cultivating, buying, and selling of tulips in the 16th and 17th centuries. The original tulip, that bears little resemblance to the varieties we know today, was discovered by the Turks in Central Asia.