Tomorrow Through the Past

The past is holding me in place.
The present sets me free.
The distant future’s smiling face
Lies past this tulip tree
And past the trunk of this great oak
With distance calling me.
Live that future. It's today
Returning smiles the future gave.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme ” A Vision of Tomorrow/Through the Eyes of Yesterday”. Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. My smile this week comes from having the opportunity to write this poem. Also linked to dVerse Quadrille where Merril is hosting with the word “set”.

Up Close and Far Away
Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile

A Touch of Autumn

The autumn brings its rains. I wait
With joy I hadn’t planned
And though it came so slow, so late,
I finally understand.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge and Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile.

Autumn Flowers

Misty Memories

Early morning in the mist
When memories come out to smile
I greet the past that I once kissed
And walk in peace an extra mile.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “misty memories”. Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile.

Morning Mist
Morning Mist

The End of Summer

Farm at the Zoo in Lincoln Park, Chicago

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Prompt with the theme “the end of summer”.

Architectural Digestif

Narrow Street

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

Reflections

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

Water, Sky and Trees

Color Me Cosmic

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “color me cosmic”.

Cosmic Colors