Christmas Light

Christmas light,
Starry night,
Winter dazzling
Angel bright.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “Show us your Christmas”.

Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. It is nearly Christmas. Although there has been waiting and perhaps much else, what’s there not to smile about?

Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile

Christmas Gift

Reality is wonderful,
Terrifying, too.
What seems so weak, so powerful,
Is filling all of you.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. Bjorn is hosting with the theme of Christmas gift poems.

Sunrise Facing South

New World

Gehenna is a garbage dump
From where those there could see
Heaven, new Jerusalem,
Above, majestically.

I saw it on the sidewalk,
A rusting, one-edge blade.
I picked it up and wrapped it up
And threw the blade away.

Linked to dVerse Poetics. Mish is hosting with the theme “New World”.

Picked Up and Wrapped With the First Line of the Poem
Folded Over With Jottings and Sealed

Color

Happiness will help one glow.
Happiness may not come though
One does what one thinks one should do
As colors blend with others new
Cycling through the ever same
Rebuked, reformed then round again.
Winter’s whiteness stays a while
Awaiting one more happy smile.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge. This week the theme is ‘Color My World’.

Also linked to dVerse Quadrille. Lillian is hosting with the word “glow”.

It is also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. This past week the answers to a couple of questions on Quora suddenly made sense to me. There is nothing like understanding something (finally) to make me smile.

Blues, Whites and a Bit of Red
Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile

The Arroyo

A cow is screaming across the arroyo. Looking up I pay attention to what’s around me. I notice the multicolored, fat fish in the arroyo which turns into a pond and then into a wishing well under the skylights of some mall.  I photograph them with my phone to prove all this really happened.

The only coin I have in my pocket is a new penny. Perhaps they won’t mind. I toss it into the well so it can sparkle with the others like stars on the ocean floor.

Resuming my walk I wonder, as I likely should be wondering about everything, What was that all about? I decide to write a to-do list for my next walk just in case.


Linked to dVerse Prosery. Linda Lee Lyberg is hosting with the sentence “A cow is screaming across the arroyo”. It comes from Jim Harrison’s poem “Cow” which appeared in Dead Man’s Float.

Fat Fish in Fancy Mall

Smile

These photos were taken only a few days apart last October. I deliberately went out in the falling snow to take the one below. Snow looks misty when it blurs bright boundaries. I also enjoy seeing sharp contrasts such as those made by the autumn light and shadows in the one above.

Thinking back on both of those very different kinds of day when looking for some photos to post made me smile.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme of Showcase 2019 and to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile.

Snowing
Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile

Talking

May the thought
My words have brought
Be pure
Like morning air.

It’s always you
I’m talking to
No matter who
Is there.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar where Amaya is hosting asking us to use ‘apostrophe’ in a poem. She describes it as “simply an address to someone not present or to an abstract concept”.