Through an Opening

Those rocks weren’t strong enough to close the hole.
Light kept helping plants not go astray.
Hope refocusing renews its goal
Pursuing evermore without delay.
Arise and praise. Celebrate and stay.
Though nighttime blindness closes sleepy eyes
Truth lifts morning with a fresh surprise.

Linked to the Cosmic Photo Challenge where Dale offers the prompt “Through an Opening”.

Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. There has been nothing special or unexpected this past considering all of the news of the virus. That there is no new reason to fear is my reason to smile.

Linked to dVerse Quadrille where De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) is hosting with the word “close”.

The poem is a Chaucerian stanza. I will be featuring seven-line poems this Thursday on dVerse Poets Pub for Meeting the Bar. The only constraint is that they have seven lines. They don’t have to be Chaucerian stanzas.

Looking Through

Pick a Color – Snow White

I remember falling snow
When flakes of white put on a show.

Linked to Cosmic Photo Challenge where Dale offers the theme of “pick a color”. I picked snow white.

Also linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar where I am hosting with the theme of final couplet.

Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. Looking back on my photos for something with a specific color I recalled these walks through Techny Park in Northbrook, Illinois, in November during the first snowfall. I love taking photos while such a snow is falling. It is peaceful and left me with a smile.

Beautiful Winter
Beautiful Winter

Inside

Linked to Cosmic Photo Challenge where Dale offers the theme of “inside”. Although the dove was technically outside, it seemed as if she just came in. That was Kiki our cat with her head inside that cup.

Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. With everything going on we can still take walks in the park which is something to smile about.

Kiki Hiding Her Face
Kiki Hiding Her Face

Up Close

All the details I have missed
Are hiding what stays true
Adding pleasure to the kiss
Of life made ever new.

Linked to Cosmic Photo Challenge where Dale offers the theme of “macro” or close up photos.

Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. In the midst of taking precautions for this virus and the market crash, my smile is that the family seems closer together.

Sprouting From the Base

Spring Has Sprung

The Spring is stirring from this cold dead white,
From dark beneath oppressive night.
The searching sun reveals how bright
And fresh is morning air.
May I walk within such light
Where mercy soothes, where tears turn right,
And humble hope plants flowers everywhere.

Linked to Cosmic Photo Prompt. Dale offered the theme of “Spring has sprung”.

Linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile with thoughts of a coming spring smile to everyone.

Also linked to dVerse Quadrille. De Jackson (aka WhimsyGizmo) is hosting with the word “stir”.

Looking Forward to April

Liquids

Wavy water, sunny sky, 
Smiling while white clouds float by.

Linked to The Cosmic Photo Challenge where Dale offers the prompt of “Liquids”.

Linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. My smile this week is much like my smile for the past weeks. Every day this past week has been an opportunity. I smile and hope I lived each well.

Bubbles at Rest and in Motion
Bubbles at Rest and in Motion

Set In Stone

A miracle I’d like to see
Might make some mountain slide.
Explanations won’t agree.
The miracle I’d want to see
Would peel this raging heart from me
That seeks a place to hide.
The miracles I’d long to see
Would make my mountains slide.

Linked to dVerse Quadrille where Mish is hosting with the word “peeling”.

Linked to The Cosmic Photo Challenge where Dale offers the theme of “set in stone”.

Also linked to Trent P. McDonald’s The Weekly Smile. That I’m here at all is enough motivation for praise, thanksgiving, hope and a smile.

Also linked to dVerse Meeting the Bar where I am hosting with the theme of the triolet poetry form.

Bloom