Secret Ingredient


Listening to MacArthur Park
As winter turns my dreams around
I see forgiveness search the dark
To find bright angels carry sound.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Amaya is hosting with the theme “secret ingredient” and to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays who keeps reminding me of what is important.

Also many thanks to KATiE MiA Frederick!il who posted a while back a YouTube link to Donna Summer singing Jimmy Webb’s MacArthur Park which brought back memories. 

The Shape of Snow and Ice

The Warmth of the Dance


The music helps the fire throw heat.
Tom and Jane dance with the beat.
The wind turns snow until it’s gone.
Through cold or warmth the dance moves on.

When we let go then we may spin
And let whatever’s out there in.
Jane and Tom would understand
But now they’re resting hand in hand.

Linked to dVerse Poetics where Victoria C. Slotto is hosting on the theme of “fire” and to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Caught Snow

Touch

Forgiveness brings the softest touch
Yet smashes walls to let in light.
We throw away the leper’s crutch.
The snow that bothered us so much
Now sparkles like bright stars of night.


Linked to dVerse Poetics where Sarah is hosting with the theme of “touch”. I am also linking to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Photos: “Morning Snow”, above, and “Trail of Leaves Through the Snow”, below.

Trail of Leaves Through the Snow

Dancing Leaf

A leaf won’t blame the maple tree
When summer warmth is gone.
Forgive the fall. Through winter see
Fresh spring to dream upon.


Lined to dVerse Meeting the Bar. Bjorn is hosting with the theme of metaphor. Also linked to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Photos: “Maple Leaves”, above, and “Oak Leaves”, below.

Oak Leaves

Once Upon A…

Once upon a daydream
The sky turned gray-cloud blue
While changing leaves
Of maple trees
Distracted me from you.

Forgive all these distractions
I wonder could we be
That key once lost
Found at great cost
Unlocking mystery?


Linked to dVerse Poetics, where Lillian is hosting with the theme “once upon a…”, and to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Photos: “Distracted by a Maple”, above, and “Once Upon a Memory”, below.

Once Upon a Memory

What I Miss Along the Way

I usually walk somewhere nearby every day, often to the library just to have a destination. There are parks nearby and a botanic garden. What do I see? Sidewalks, trees, ponds, residential buildings, stores, town offices, game fields, skies, grass, clouds, birds of all sizes and there are even people, many of whom are familiar. I should not take this gift for granted.

I miss most of what there’s to see,
most everything there is that’s real,
most every thought that comes my way.
Forgive me for that every day.

Should my walks lead me past you
while daily wandering as I do,
forgive me most of all for that.
You smile. I know. I’m smiling back.


Linked to dVerse Poetics. Sarah is hosting with the theme of the journeys we routinely take. Mine would be simple walks. I am also linking this to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays since I need to learn to forgive myself for missing almost all of it.

Photos: “Evening Panorama”, above, and “Sun in Autumn”, below. I didn’t miss these.

Sun in Autumn

Inside

Inside is where it all gets real.
Despair destroys the dance:
Feet won’t move. Then comes that song
That lets forgiveness sing along
To give us one more chance.


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme “inside” and to Debbie Roth’s Forgiving Fridays.

Photos: “Inside the Chicago Botanic Garden”, above, and “In Up Close with Sun Rays”, below.

In Up Close with Sun Rays