Poetry

February

bluebirdsThe slanting February sun
Wrapped in a grey furry blanket
Begs forgiveness for offering no warmth

She offers no golden stream
Of light that we might bask in
While sitting in the old,
Red chair in the kitchen

She offers no color to the day
That might distract us
While we make our last trip
To the post office

She only offers grey
All shades of grey
Dove grey
Steel grey Continue reading

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The Woman Inside of Me

WomanInsideMeThere is a woman
Who lives inside me
She winks and takes
Me aside

She says I need
To move out west
Where in the mountains
I might abide

Then she laughs
And twirls around
And says, “No, not
That way-but see!”! Continue reading

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Empty Room

EmptyRoomA chair at the window
A trunk full of dreams
A bed with a sag in it
And holes in the screens

Yarn all a tatter
Clothes in a box
Books in a corner
Doors without locks

Life is a moment
It’s raw and it’s pungent
It’s bitingly brutal
And tender as teardrops

We’re strong as the mistral
We’re soft as a sigh
Our dreams are our treasures
Our fears are our lies

So look to the dawn
In her pinks and her gold’s
This is all for our taking
So let it unfold

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THE HALLOWEEN RIDE

IMG_1783Deep night, a slice of moon
Bright as a dagger
All things warm blooded well hidden
The souls on this eve, return for a chance
To beg their past sins forgiven

Standing at the forefront grinning
The dust a disembodied beast
I heard his thundering wagon approach
His grin like one diseased

I fell behind an ancient oak
His whip and laughter rang
The wind tore with sharpened claws
The trees bent in twisted pain Continue reading

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A New Day

img124A new day,

one that’s never been used before!

I will grab it by the tail

and wrestle it to the ground.

Or I might softly listen,

while looking with brown eyes,

uncovering mysteries

beneath pine trees.

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The Lake Dance

The Great Lake, rolling ice-chunks
In white-capped little curls
Morning creeping meekly
A beach strewn with tiny pearls

Her night of  joy now over
Though echoes still remain
Of a party like no other
Where all things took the blame

Peeking out through rattling glass
The wind beat to come on in
I saw a thing of  unleashed joy
A dancing, crashing din

White stallions rose up on high
Their manes and tails unfurled
Mouths open to screeching pitch
Then back in the lake they hurled

The wind, no timid thing
It pushed and howled and blew
With teeth a sharp as razor blades
She bit and gnawed and chewed

The lake, herself, cast off her poise
She shimmied, rumbaed and sang
She heaved her breast and threw her hips
Her song like cymbals rang

I heard lions, with mangy roars
And drums that held no beat
I saw mermaids riding bareback
On horses with no feet
The night spit ice, with fury and fun

It held nothing quiet or calm
It clamped the moon in a great headlock
Till all the light and was gone
The party was had all through the night

A riotous, clashing fray
Now morning has come, with a hung over light
And the wild things have gone to pray

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COME BE MY LOVER

img018It’s not that I don’t need you
It’s just I have found myself
I have filled up all the wanting
With pearls of my own wealth

The gift of love I give you
Is not the love of youth
It is fire mixed with wisdom
And passion mixed with truth

Come and be my lover
Neath the sheets of diamond skies
Let your kisses linger
Till the sun begins to rise

Dance with me in moonlight
While the wheat fields wave in time
We’ll listen to the night birds
And drink the sacred wine

I can’t pledge or promise
I havre no tie that binds
Just be mine forever
We’ll walk the road that winds

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BIRTHDAY BLESSING

img059May you have
Mysterious surprises
Rose streaked sunrises
Friendly encounters
Wind swept strolls
Snowfalls from heaven
With tiny little secrets

May you have
Fragrant coffee
Behind old glass windows
Phone calls from loved ones
On a cold winter day

Evenings with bare branches
Silhouetted against pink skies
And stunning red wine in the moonlight

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CROSSROADS

IMG_0947I’m at a crossroads
after all those miles
I find my heart breaking
beneath false smiles

I pray for a sign
that is right and true
but silence the answer
when the storm is through

bring back my babies
when they needed my touch
when holding and rocking
could answer so much

bring back my confidence
in having meals on time
and show me where our lives go
and all I thought was mine

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MESSAGE TO THE UNIVERSE

IMG_0239I want to play and sing and dance
I want to be excited at the beginning of each day
And gratefully satisfied at the end
I want to find mystery and otherworldliness in my observations
Communicate with the wind
the trees, the lake, things under my feet and above my head
I want to drop all pretense, becoming my wild Godly self
When the night storms unleash over the seas
I want to ride the crest of the waves

When the forest creatures mourn
I want to shed tears against their fur
When spring flowers bloom
I want  to wear their fragrance on my skin
When the eagle flies, I want to ride his back
As he dips and swirls on the crystal morning breeze

This is my prayer to the universe

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