Woodland White

  Woodland White Birch bark Cool against my skin Papery, peeling Scars dark. Delicate branches Stretch towards Slate skies. Unseen, Tangled roots reach down, Frigid anchors In an icy ground. And it is hard For me to fathom As I rest my cheek Against the smooth Frosted skin of The birch That inside - -Somewhere … Continue reading Woodland White

A Touch of Perfect

This was a fun prompt!  Just FYI, my husband is NOT the target of my anger!  Nor is anyone I love.  Morale is just so low where I work and this is how I felt after a meeting last night.  I could not get out it of my head (prompt words: symphony, oasis, convenient, A … Continue reading A Touch of Perfect

The Storm Will End

The prompts for the day (Monsoon, Renewal, Energetic and Gullible) seem to warrant a poem.. one of them was tricky and a little embarrassing to fit in, but lets see if you can find the awkwardness. The Storm Will End We see a broken shore Slate slate skies Tempest breezes Touch our face Energetic, angry, … Continue reading The Storm Will End

Reflection: A Poem

Prompt: Reflection In this wet and wondrous world Where rain becomes Part of who we are, Tall trees are mirrored On glassy lakes. And reeds reflect in pockets of muskeg. The upsidedowness Of a mountain Or a boat On a windless ocean, A yellow daisy on a morning wet deck, A child's face Looks back … Continue reading Reflection: A Poem

All That Glitters….

.....is not gold. Prompt today: Gold Glitter.  Glisten.  Sparkle.  Shine.  What makes life Gold? Family and friends are the obvious first choice, but what is not so obvious, those little, tiny life details that glitter, glisten, sparkle and shine: Glitter, glisten Sparkle and shine. Glistening ocean Sunlight on waves Dance and shimmer. Sparkling water droplets … Continue reading All That Glitters….

It’s Complicated, A POEM

This weekend was Mother's Day.  My Husband left to attend a christening and to spend Mother's Day with his mother.  I applaud this, I encouraged him to go.  He is glad he went, I am glad he went.  My lovely girls called from all corners of the world, Gracie from Berlin, Laura from New Orleans … Continue reading It’s Complicated, A POEM

Wonder. A Poem.

Poem number..... Well hey! I don't have to number them any more!  A poem for the heck of it!  The prompt "Bubble."  I could not resist.   Summer Wonders I close my eyes and hear Summer sounds, Boats, Float planes. Children laughing. Dogs barking, Birds. Coming from the field, A ball hits the bat, "Ping" … Continue reading Wonder. A Poem.

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 soil
Drinks in the
Water, giving
Off a faint
Earthiness,
That smell
I love.