Colored Textures

Imagine how you'd see in darkness
With little for the eyes to do
Then feel the texture of spring colors
Daily gifts of red and blue.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “the textures of your life”.

Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. My smile this week comes from memories of spring colors at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Poppies
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Look Up

They all were aiming the same way
Though wild they’re organized.
They chattered some. What did they say?
I’d likely be surprised.
Underneath I watched the sky.
Two droppings were well placed.
Some of them thought they should fly.
One dropping missed my face.

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

Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. What made me smile was my own foolishness to stand for an unnecessarily long period of time underneath those birds. It gave some of them enough time for target practice.

Linked to dVerse Quadrille. Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is hosting with the word “wild”.

Together
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Outer Cold Inner Warmth

With roaring emotions fresh troubles may start.
Soaring of insight warms a cold heart.
Decide how this moment’s most fittingly spent.
The iron of anger with kindness is bent.
Doors opened outward bring shivers and cold,
But sunlight, bright sunlight, though cloudy stays bold.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge where the prompt is “Outer Cold, Inner Warmth: The Comforts in Your Life”.

Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. What made me smile this past week with gratitude was the acceptance by Kids at Heart Publishing of three of my poems for their future anthology.

Also linked to dVerse Quadrille where De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) hosts with the word “roar”.

Outer Cold
Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile

Welcome to the 2020s

The turning of the calendar
Drops decades in the past.
It’s not enough to worry me.
The present tends to last.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “Welcome to the 2020s”. Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile to welcome cheerfully a new decade.

Fungus
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2019

Filled to overflowing;
Still not full enough -
Stones protrude. With water
Walk away what’s rough.

Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme of 2019 and to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. I’m posting a couple of photos from this past year that made me smile. Happy New Year tomorrow night.

The poem is based on the difference between being filled and being full as described by David Pawson.

Storm and Rain
Storm and Rain
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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?

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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