Contented pelicans stand on the shore.
Clouds look solid then they move away.
Water’s back and forth. It will not stay.
With all of this do I need something more?

What is it that I’m always looking for?
There’s the Sun and here’s a newborn day.
There’s a moment somewhere bright or gray
When every breath blows past a bolted door.

I’ll sing these songs of praise and some again
Repeating them like waves whose joy may reach
And soak the toes of walkers on the sand.
Then when my time is done and I head in
And when fresh water smooths this sandy beach
May love songs still enchant this fairy land.

Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar where Bjorn is hosting with the sonnet form. This sonnet has a rhyme scheme abbaabba cdecde. It is associated with sonnets written by Petrarch.


Past Regrets and Future Song

My resolution for those tears now past
Are that the present day may rise and bring
Forgiveness. May regrets not yearn to last,
But let the fearful future learn to sing.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Merril is hosting and to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays. And to Linda G. Hill’s Just Jot It January.

Linda G. Hill's 2019 Jot It January

My Vision of 2019

Like ospreys floating with the wind
I'll make my peace anew
And should this be
The end of me
That blessed wind will do.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “My Vision of 2019” or “Limbo, the world waits”.

Windy Day, Soaring Birds
Windy Day, Soaring Birds

Full Moon

I may go loony in this Moon.
It may go loony, too.
Together we may understand.
We fight, but still walk hand in hand.
No other way would do.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge. And Merry Christmas to all!

One-Liner Wednesday – Winter

Grayish blues and dark of night are how the Earth treats winter right while angel wings made in fresh snow warm winter’s toes to bring delight.

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

#1linerWeds badge by Cheryl, at
#1linerWeds badge by Cheryl, at

Sacred Spaces

From evening rain to morning mist
Sunlight through the water kissed
The trees with leaves lost to the ground
Winter's patience has been found.

Edges softened let us see
Hints of fresh eternity.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Prompt with the theme “Sacred Spaces”.

Trees Within the Blue
Trees Within the Blue

Two Haiku by Pat Kopanda

Prairie Writers Guild - NW Indiana

through the blinds
shadows of leaves drift past
one eye open
still sleeping 
on my side of the bed
another Thanksgiving

Linked to dVerse Open Link Night. Grace is hosting and this will be the last Open Link Night until January.

The haiku are by Pat Kopanda. The photography collage, “Morning Silhouettes”, is by Frank Hubeny.

Morning Silhouettes

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