Savage Gardens

Their last name made me think of something wild.
Their gardens with calm beauty eased my mind
Where innocence returned as to a child
And mystery was everywhere to find.


Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics. Sarah is hosting with the theme of street names one of which is “Savage Gardens”.

Photos: “Garden Scenes”, above, and “Redbud Trees on Lawn”, below.

Redbud Trees on Lawn

Living in Your Best Light

Should the day bring dismay
In some ominous way
As the clouds fluff their white at the blue
I will say as we stray
Through the beauty of May
That my heart to this light will stay true.


Photos: “Poppies from a Distance”, above, and “Orange and Yellow under an Overcast Sky”, below, linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

Orange and Yellow under an Overcast Sky

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

Copper, Silver and Gold

Instead of coins, the shiny kind,
Give me trees to calm my mind.
Instead of gold or silver please
Remember me in forest breeze.


Photos: “Bright and Shiny”, above, “Somewhere Copper, Silver, Gold”, below.  Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the them “copper, silver and gold”.

Somewhere Copper, Silver, Gold

Guess What This Is

Although it’s obvious, I guess
And when my intuition gets it right
And doesn’t make a further mess
I guess that Spring will come tonight.


Photos: “I Have No Clue What This Is”, above, “What Is Anything?”, below. Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “Guess What This Is”.

What Is Anthing?

Man Made Meets Mother Nature

The shoin house is simply made.
It looks upon the pond.
Nature tolerates that, too.
She’s proud to see what we can do,
How pretty we respond.

Nature doesn’t simulate.
She plays the game for keeps.
We assume we know it all.
We reach the cliffs. We brag. We fall.
She cradles, dreams and sleeps.


Photos: “Shoin House”, above, and “Drain in Forest Preserve”, below, both by the author. The shoin house is part of the Chicago Botanic Garden and the drain is in Somme Woods.  They are linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with theme “Man Made Meets Mother Nature”. The bottom one is for trablogger’s Mundane Monday.

Drain in Forest Preserve