Couplet for the Solstice

Sun goes up and sun goes down. Lips like yours need never frown.

Text: Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar. I am hosting and the theme is couplets for the solstice.

Photos: A couplet photo above and “Rainbow in Leaves” below.

Rainbow in Leaves


Poppies all have lost their bloom.
Summer heat is here.
With such brightness even gloom
Is smiling through its fear.

Text: Linked to dVerse Open Link Night.  Grace is hosting.

Photos: “Clothed with Leaves”, above, and “In the Distance Brightness”, below.

In the Distance Brightness


Don’t get tangled up in stuff
While dreams go their ways.
Giving all you have’s enough
To lighten shadowed days.

Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics where Michelle from is hosting with the theme of sharing your knowledge.

Photos: “Seemingly Tangled”, above, and “Giving All It Has”, below.

Giving All It Has

Like Day and Night

Although day does its best to delight
                                                                             In the darkness my mind can escape
With the Sun giving rest to the night
                                                                             Like a dream while the stars stay awake
When its setting is done
                                                                             Retains full mystery
And the night turns to fun
                                                                            And whatever may be
Then the Sun knows what’s done was done right.
                                                                            Of the love that was done for its sake.

Text: Linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar where Paul is hosting featuring the form Contrapuntal Poetry.  Here the limerick about the day hopefully adds counterpoint to the italicized one about the night.

Photos: “Maple Leaves in the Sun”, above, and “Calm Afternoon Waiting for Rain”, below.

Calm Afternoon Waiting for Rain

Blooming Everywhere You Turn

Winter’s jealous of the scene
I imagine walking by.
Everywhere that someone turns
Beauty’s soothing winter’s burns,
Helping all those old tears dry.

Text: Linked to dVerse Open Link Night hosted by Bjorn.

Photos: “Colorful”, above, and “Beauty Everywhere You Turn”, below.

Beauty Everywhere You Turn


What’s wild is very peaceful–
Silent flowing grace.
It isn’t all that civilized,
But with sure eyes we’d be surprised
To see a loving face.

Text: Linked to dVerse Poetics. Jilly is hosting with the theme “wild”.

Photos: “Around Green Bay”, above, “Somme Woods in Spring”, below.

Somme Woods in Spring

Body Image

The body image of a sturdy tree
Presents the patience of serenity
And all about it, friend or foe, may know
That now’s a special time that they can be.

The body image of a brilliant flower
Seems weak although attraction is a power.
Whichever way the wind tells dreams to go
The now will follow blessing every hour.

Text: Kim of Writing in North Norfolk is hosting at dVerse with the theme “body image”. This post doesn’t quite fit the prompt, so I am not linking it, but stop on by to see what people are posting for it.  The form I am using is a rubai: four lines, iambic pentameter and rhyming AABA.

Photos: “Ancient Tree”, above, “Hanging Flower”, below.

Hanging Flower