Landscapes

Landscapes lying in the stone.
You and I are not alone.
Suddenly what’s far comes near
When the starlings reappear.

Linked to dVerse Poetics. Sarah is hosting. The feature photo is by Mary Frances.

Architectural Marvels

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “cosmic curvature architectural marvels.” Amid all the straight lines I hope to see cosmic curvature.

Chicago River
Chicago River

How Does Your Garden Grow?

 
Turning round from flight
From cold wintry blight,
We stay.
Colorful and bright
Rainbows raise out sight,
Display
Gardens growing right
Where there once was night
Today.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “how does your garden grow?” and to dVerse Poetic Forms featuring the “lai”.

Blue and Yellow Flowers
Blue and Yellow Flowers

Mysterious Things

 
Mysterious things
That soft, cool light brings -
Be true.
With silent, sure wings
My memory swings.
Renew.
Take care.  Poison flings
With doubt as it springs.

Dark fear creeps and clings.
The shrill discord rings.
Be kind.
Forgive. There joy kings
The lovebird who sings
To find
That  soft, cool light brings
Mysterious things.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. I will be hosting this Thursday with the theme of the lai and lai nouveau. Come and join us. Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Cumberland Gap Roadside Rest Area
Cumberland Gap Roadside Rest Area

For the Love of Light

 
Up and down, round and round,
See the wonders on the ground,
Soaring beauty full of sky,
Full of gratitude and I
Will praise the truthfulness of light
Seeking dawn through darker night
When evening coolness hints of love
Up and down, beyond above.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge where the them is “for the love of..”. Also linked to dVerse Quadrille where De Jackson (WhimsyGizmo) is hosting with the word “up”.

Morning Air
Morning Air

Limbo

 
Early every day
Turn my mind away
From sin.
When I’m lost, astray,
Let me let you stay
Within.
Now I choose and may
Your desires display,
Begin.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where M (grapeling) is hosting with the these “limbo”. It is also an example of the “lai” poetry form featured at dVerse this month.

The lai poetry form is simple. The required rhyme and syllable counts flow under various meters.

Morning Fog
Morning Fog

Unnatural Patterns

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme unnatural patterns. I suppose there is something natural about these patterns, but I would not expect to find them on a walk in the woods.

Flowers