Beyond Worries

Muses are real
Like angels defending
Whose promises feel
Fulfilled and unending.

Impossible deeds
Make way for a blessing.
Obedience leads
Through trials caressing.

Linked to dVerse Open Link Night. Lillian is hosting.

Gillson Park Meets Lake Michigan

Eat, Drink and Be Merry

I just watered the plants and those geese, those many geese, look well fed and merry.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge where the prompt is “eat, drink and be merry”.

Potted Plants


Only heroes blessed with pain
Continue searching through the rain
For their loved ones lost somewhere
Finding rest on gifts of prayer.

Best of all the search is slow.
The other must decide to show
And meet him in that pouring rain
Where they may reconcile again.

Linked to dVerse Poetics. Amaya hosts and the prompt is to write a poem inspired by “a piece of music that has made you shed tears” . I am sure all of us have many to choose from. I picked Kentucky Rain sung by Elvis Presley and written by Eddie Rabbitt and Dick Heard. Here is a video with lyrics:


When veils are down then we may meet
The overlying mystery
Unless we’re busy frantically
Ignoring what was there to see.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme to pick one of the three words: “seraphic, diaphanous or immutable”. I picked diaphanous although I’m not sure what it means.

Veil of Trees

Plastic Fantastic

I figured I best take a lid,
Fantastic plastic white.
The plant is real. The pot is not.
The coffee’s real enough and hot.
The day spins with delight.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “plastic fantastic”.

Chicago Botanic Garden


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.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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

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