#2 Joy of Unseen Things

Mysteries are miracles Miracles form molecules Molecules mold memories Memories make roots Roots reinforce trees Trees cradle cultures Cultures create crossroads Crossroads enlarge lineages Lineages unfold revelations Revelations spark recognition Recognition defines reality Reality makes molecules Molecules are miracles

Pressed flower (nonet)

White-veined blue petals, a loving heart, Is this nature, or is it art? Flower pressed inside a book Evokes a loving look– Of a love that’s lost Of years long past Was it you Who wore Blue?

2021 Poetry Marathon, Hour 12

As much as I like the image, I went with the text prompt for my final poem of this year’s half-marathon. Thirty years ago this summertime I was watching Total Recall on laserdisc while eating some Snickers ice cream bars after coming back from Shibuya…

The Storm-Nonet Poem 12

The Storm- Nonet Poem 12   The storm at its worst was blowing across -9 The street  flooded, by the station-8 The cars moved slowly through the -7 Puddles, everywhere I saw-6 Rain drops on the roof-5 Clouds in the sky-4 Tornado -3 I see-2…

2021 Poetry Marathon, Hour 11

Went with the text prompt for Hour 11. Not my favorite, but this is what I got. In her pretend forest ranger fantasy she wore periwinkle gumboots and yellow ribbons Every afternoon she’d dance between the skyscraper trees and skip past squirrel-run storefronts on her…

2021 Poetry Marathon, Hour 10

As much as I like the image, I went with the text prompt for Hour 10. In keeping with the season we shall observe the ritual as we have done for many years now long enough that the practice from which we turned away has…

Holiday in December -Poem 10

Holiday in December -Poem 10   I am originally from Nigeria Born in the UK to Nigerian Parents Who met in London in 1960. I am married to a Nigerian But I am British born with Dual Nationality   We went to Nigeria for Xmas…

2021 Poetry Marathon, Hour 9

Using the text prompt to engage in some silliness for Hour 9. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch because to make an omelette, you’ve gotta break a few eggs and that’s only going to throw off your tally You’ve gotta walk and don’t look…

prompt #9: a cliché, a platitude, a saying ~

Big sky mind My grandson says god isn’t real. I say we can’t prove god is or isn’t. Somehow this leads to meditation which is about Buddhism, GiGi. Not exactly, I respond. Anyone can meditate. You don’t have to be Buddhist. He thinks. But I…

2021 Poetry Marathon, Hour 8

For Hour 8, I went with the text prompt. Our Hero sets out on a quest and has a series of wacky adventures until we get to the end of the book But I’ve forgotten how it ends Usually, I forget bits that happen in…

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