Poem #30

Last poem for my (self imposed) poetry challenge.  Poem #30. Prompt: Astonish.... You would think I could find a way to use it, but did not.  *oh well*   The house quiets, I take one last Look Out of the Window. I pause. Golden light Explodes and Burns From behind Mountains. A fiery kind of … Continue reading Poem #30

Poem #29

29th poem in the month of April. Prompt: Tantrum. We put on music And cleaned the house. Placed tulips in the vase Open a good Bottle of red. Set the table With our best Open the door And invite Guests in. Sitting on the deck, Sipping Gin and tonics, Watching the waves And boats The … Continue reading Poem #29

Poem #28

28th poem in the month of April.  The prompt.... "rivulet."   The soil has The most lovely smell. Rich, dense, loamy. I gently place the tender leafed start Into a nest of Loose earth, Tuck it in well. I Finish with A sprinkle of water That beads And runs Rivulets Until slowly, slowly, the fertile … Continue reading Poem #28

Poem #27

A poem a day in April!  This is my 27th poem.  Ever.  A Notable achievement if I don't say so myself.  (Do you see the prompt there?) It is a lovely afternoon We promise the dog To go for walk And find ourselves On the docks. The docks A favorite place For a sunny walk … Continue reading Poem #27

Poem #26

As I continue writing a poem a day in April, I am extra observant of my surroundings, sights, sounds, textures, careful to avoid any curs lurking about.  (Did you see what I did there - snuck in the WORST prompt word ever...) Last night was a special dinner.  My youngest daughter who was here off … Continue reading Poem #26

Poem #25

25 Poems!  I am in the homestretch of my Poem a Day in April challenge!!  The prompt today is "elaborate." This lovely spring day I reminisce About a day, Months ago. I remember A walk down a fall street Leaves yellow, gold Red. Lay scattered carpeting the Sidewalk. Making Elaborate Patterns. They crunch as I … Continue reading Poem #25

Poem #24

I am getting near the end of my Poem-A-Day challenge in April.  Today the prompt word is "bestow."  A fine word, the only problem is it takes me soooo many places.  Be still swirling thoughts!   You bestow Wishes on your Daughters. Wishes of Happiness, Health, Love. You entrust Them with Your history. You hope … Continue reading Poem #24

Poem #23

It is a rainy, blustery, stormy day here in my little town. Most likely because of this, there is no internet service. Not on my phone, not on my computer, not on my husband’s computer. Because of this, I cannot upload my 24th poem in April. (Until later, when it comes back up.) And even … Continue reading Poem #23

Poem #22

A poem a day in April.  A fun and challenging project!  Today's word is "Partake."   I spent so much of My Life, Living in fear. Fear of what Other thought. Fear of what I did not know. Fear of The unknown. I did not partake In what I feared. I did not Embrace new … Continue reading Poem #22

Poem #21

The prompt is mallet.  Mallet?  Really... A very unpoetic word, but here goes.  A poem today about a particularly difficult phone call I received over 20 years ago.  20 years, but I can still feel that moment like it was yesterday.   The news Hits me hard, Like a mallet. My sister's voice Whispers, repeats. … Continue reading Poem #21