Blooming Everywhere You Turn

Winter’s jealous of the scene
I imagine walking by.
Everywhere that someone turns
Beauty’s soothing winter’s burns,
Helping all those old tears dry.


Text: Linked to dVerse Open Link Night hosted by Bjorn.

Photos: “Colorful”, above, and “Beauty Everywhere You Turn”, below.

Beauty Everywhere You Turn

One-Liner Wednesday — Morning Sun

Knowing it all is taking a photo thinking I’ve captured the beach.


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

#1linerWeds badge by Dan Antion
#1linerWeds badge by Dan Antion

Revealing What Can’t Be Told

Amazing what this warm day brings.
The beautiful has its allure,
Reveals what can’t be told, and sings:
Obsession–longing for what’s pure.


Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics. Lillian is hosting with the theme of picking product names and using them differently in the poem. I picked the “perfumes” category.

Photos:  “Yellow Shading Into Red”, above, and “The Allure of Plants Is Everywhere”, below.

The Allure of Plants Is Everywhere

Compassion

Compassion proves we can get outside ourselves, boxed in as we are conceptually as individuals, deluded in our isolation, but those who have it don’t need proof much as they don’t need proof of anything that shows our humanity. They know all of this and more is real.

RAIN CLOUDS OR SUN SHINE
THE BIRDS STAY CLOSE TOGETHER
TWO KNOW TRUTH AS ONE


Text: Linked to dVerse Haibun Monday. Xenia Tran is hosting with the theme of compassion.

Photos: “New Leaves Sharing a Tree”, above, and “Sharing the Park”, below.

Sharing the Park

One-Liner Wednesday — Street Sounds

I walk through the woods to hear the sounds of the street become so soft they seem like a lullaby.


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

#1linerWeds badge by Dan Antion
#1linerWeds badge by Dan Antion

Still Learning

Is it too late for what I know
To bring back breathing mystery?
The sky’s so deep. Spring breezes blow,
But poverty is what I see.

There must be more. This looks like less.
So I study. May I be
Recovered by what yearns to bless
And smiles with sure serenity.


Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics. Mish is hosting with the theme of still learning. I feel like I am learning to unlearn much of what I thought was true.

Photos: “White and Blue and Evergreen”, above, and “Mild Breeze Moves the Willow on a Bright Blue Day”, below.

Mild Breeze Moves the Willow on a Bright Blue Day

Muddle

This muddle takes its time to clear
All through my mind soaked haze.
If this breeze would calm my fear,
I’d choose to praise these days.

Should something else turn out to be
Fitting for eternity
May that with praise be right with me.


Text: Linked to dVerse Quadrille. De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) is hosting today with the word “muddle”.

Photos: “Awakening with Green”, above, and “Underneath a Willow Tree”, below.

Underneath a Willow Tree