Your poems are lovely; I’ve read them all. I am intrigued by your selection of Aung San Su Kyi and love your phrasing: “The loss of values, the denial of truth and changes to the apparent worth of life.” Simply beautiful.
When she was just two
Grace helped Grandpa John
In the garden,
as happy as can be.
Near the carrots,
Oh, they weren’t nearly as grown,
Grace found a gift
She could keep as her very own […]
Sweet childhood fun! It’s magic.
This took me right back to childhood, Laurie! Great poem!
Its hard not to love this one- the innocence and purity of childhood, precious memories we often don’t remember.. good job! *pats you on shoulder*
Very, very nice. Innocence and hope – a nice package.
Excellent snapshot of your Granddaughter. I could imagine her very well
The wonder of discovery and the joy of sharing all wrapped up in a personal experience, nice!
This is wonderful, I love the details, and as someone who helped their grandfather with the carrots a long time ago, was particularly touched by that moment, and the final stanza.
Oh, the wonders of a child’s mind. A marble as a treasure, carried everywhere and even introduced to everyone- so sweet. The stories this marble could tell. Love it!
At this hour of the day,
when the morn’ is new and sunny,
thinking of my favorite cat,
is really rather funny.
There’s Vinnie, the Calico
and Chester lives next door.
Oh, and there’s also Ollie […]
A glimpse of the other side
gives way to full view.
An interloper can observe
with circular arguments
and telescopic focus
the secret garden
on the other side.
(There is always another side.)
My focus is warped
warring with a deep physical need
to soothe the swimmer’s itch rash
inflaming my legs.
My focus is divided
vying with the physical need
of finding a more comfortable
means o […]
the hour of darkness
May you keep faith
May it shine like a beacon
coating the shadows
in everlasting light.
Simple. Subtle. And unmistakable.
Such a clear, hopeful message in few lines. 🙂
Encouraging to keep faith in the time of darkness. It’s one of the things we can do well for others, encourage them. The idea of coating the shadows with everlasting light is an interesting one. This poet is a strong supporter of humanity.
In this time of COVID-19,
Loneliness creeps in
to the farthest recesses
making it difficult,
if not impossible
to stay connected
to stay positive
to remain part of something bigger.
Not often am I […]
With churches closed and no one to visit,
We zoomed my entire family, many for the first time
It was wonderful to see everyone.
We also ate candy and cooked a ham.
How can I make my family photo albums?
I thought it would be easy.
Take a picture and download, edit, print.
Then, I found
Kingston s […]
This is a really interesting problem to present – that the memories may exist in too many places to actually be accessible? I never even considered how much simply it would’ve been to just have one copy of something, it was tangible, and now people are posting every day of their lives in seven different places. I think it’s good and bad – to have this record. Lovely poem.
Are you warm enough?
Make sure you have some broccoli.
I saw this in the store and it reminded me of you.
Would you like a back rub?
You look tired.
Do you want to talk about i […]
Settling into my roomy seat
breathing sighs to release tensions
brought on by the airport
Travel was easier before 9/11
I wish I could fly without baggage
“I don’t like to carry thi […]
“The land knows you even when you are lost.” ~ Robin Wall Kimmerer
Rising with the sun, I give hommage to this day.
With the grass full of dew, I relish in the cool comfort as I garden, working the soil
That is to say, the exercise of walking
and I think of this often
in my strolls through the streets of my neighborhood
When does a walk change into a hike, for example?
Do I unintentionally become a
Paris me manque.
I write in my book.
Dreams of France,
past journeys and
Scanning the pages
of words written so long ago.
of old love made new again.
Have I not […]
I’d like to go to Tokyo,
Where I could be lost in a crowd
I’d like to order food by pointing to pictures
And waking up early to try sushi in the fish market.
I’d like to go to Tokyo,
And have people stare […]
Listen to the song, child.
Find it in my heart.
Hear it in my ears.
Sing with my voice.
Listen to the song, child,
To the rhythm and sway.
And then hide away.
Listen to the […]
Heat radiates above the tree line
As the coolness seeps in from the woods
to stir our lethargy
to revive us so that we may
sit in the twilight, outside the cottage
as the firefly leads the way.
Do not mess with me
I am an emotional mess
Disappointed by the world
by the people I love
I will find a way
I will prevail
I will fight a new day
The season of COVID-19,
came upon us
slowly, from China
Slowly, as it moved around the globe
We watched in silent horror
We saw the death and devastation
Still, we were unprepared.
During the season of […]
The gentle sway of the boat,
Cool skin warmed by the sun
As it dries off the last swim of the day.
Chilled champagne skids down my throat, mixing with the salt left by the ocean on my lips.
My neck is […]
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