One-Liner Wednesday — Doors and Walls

 

The prison key of precious jade
Locked doors of duty finely made.
Love arrived, revised the spell.
The doors survived. The walls though fell.


Linked to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday and Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

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Circus

My circus has the highest tent,
The wildest acts of all.
The tent’s the sky.
The birds up high,
They show the way to loop and fly.
They never fear to fall.


Linked to dVerse Poetics. Sarah is hosting and the theme is circus.

Photos: “I’d Get Dizzy Doing That”, above, and “The Birds Wouldn’t Sit Still So I Took a Picture of This Bee”, below.

The Birds Wouldn't Sit Still So I Took a Picture of This Bee

The Onset of Autumn

The heat says summer still is here
But autumn’s on its way.
The trend will change and when it does
I won’t know why it does because
I thought the trend would stay.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Photos: “Dark Leaves and Bright Sky”, above, “Fence and Field After Mowing”, below.

Fence and Field After Mowing

A, B, C, D, E and F

After all the pleasures here,
Before new wonders I might fear
Can I feel the present bliss
Donning on the now like this?
Even when fresh hope feels gone
Find there’s hope that lingers on.


Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar.  Lillian is hosting with alphabet sestets.

Photos: “Water Plants”, above, and “Vine”, below.

Vine

One-Liner Wednesday — Bug

Were I this bug I’d be wondering when that guy with the phone camera will find something better to do.


Linked to Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday.

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Free (Revision)

This is linked to dVerse Poetics.  Amaya is hosting. The theme is to take a post from a year ago and post a revision of it.  On September 11th, 2017, I posted a poem called “Free”.  Here is a new version.

New Version

I wonder what this fall will bring
When wind caresses me.
Waves come when the oceans sing
Yearning to be free.

Winter comes to freeze my dreams.
There’s nothing I need do.
The hardest lesson left to learn
Is letting love’s warmth through.

Original Version

My heart felt peaceful but constrained.
The wind blew over me.
The waves hit hard. The land complained.
I wanted to be free.

Eventually through darkened night
The waves revised their song.
I assumed it’s now all right
Though some say it’s still wrong.


Pebbles

Quick

Right here, right now, this steady place
Is where I get to see your face.
There’s nowhere I would rather be.
Where else would I feel more like me?
What fancy blooms our Spring put on!
Quick! Late Summer’s grace will soon be gone.


Linked to dVerse Quadrille. De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) hosts at dVerse and the word  for the quadrille is “quick”.

Photos: “September Scene”, above, “Through Waves of Water”, below.

Through Waves of Water