Wednesday, September 30, 2009

OSI: Colors

This week's OSI Prompt is Colors. You can check out other beautiful poems by clicking on the link.

Awakening autumn breaths
Orange, yellow, and gold
On fallen leaves
And paints the bark
A deep mahogany

White clouds thicken
In a sapphire sky
Dipping in the glow
Of a tangerine sunset

Black outlines of birds
Suspended in midair
With feathers cascading
Like plum velvet

Brisk air with silver whips
Pinch pink and brown cheeks
Human shadows growing gray
In blue embers of winter

Red dusk of summertime
Rising like the phoenix
Trails the hem of sunset
Memories and feverish bursts
Ripen on an artist's canvas

Monday, September 28, 2009


This is a poem inspired by today's rainstorm.

Eternal liquid glistening
Staccato rising on ceiling
Sure and steady it falls
Drops like the tears of God
Playing notes
Of heavenly inspiration
Water of earth, man
And all creation
Unadulterated declaration
Of nature

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Simply Snickers: Through the Reed

This week's Simply Snicker's Challenge includes the words read or reed and rest and wrest.

Look out through the reed
Waltzing with the breeze
We spy with our eyes
The dotted skies
Sweet ambiance
And pure reflection
Time and life
Embrace without detection
Morning's yellow glory
Wrests with night
The dawn yawns
With the twinkle of midnight

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Happy Autumnal Equinox to all!

Leaves bleed
Red, brown, and gold
And the air
Crisply unfolds
A lace
Of wintry cold

The sun lingers
While naked limbs
Old tree barks
And green buds
Nestle contently
Awaiting springs lips

Pumpkin pie
Wafts high
Like smoke
From chimneys
Black and orange dye
Paint driveways
Beneath ghoulish skies

Skeleton eyes
And jack o lanterns
Gape from darkness
Like luminous masters

Cider brewing
Apples bobbing
Soon young hearts dream
Of wintry islands

As fall settles
On a bed of leaves
Her summertime sister
Drifts to sleep

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Simply Snickers: Travellers

The following poem is inspired from last week's prompt over at Simply Snicker's. The accompanying painting is Samuel Prout's Travellers on a Path in an Extensive Landscape.

Canopies opening
Heavenly, celestial
Blue skies swooning
Darkened prairies
Cattle grazing
Brown rivers
Eroding earth
Travellers roll
Without time
Reclining minds
Cast their eyes
Upon eternity
Elated glories
Cascading crowns
On earthly vessels

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Too Hot To Handle (Acrostic)

I choose the words Too Hot To Handle and Soulfulness from the Acrostic word challenge this month. I noticed the challenges are getting more difficult and I am sure that I didn't follow the rules. But I'm only doing this for fun : )


Hell bent



Overflowing and

Uprise in

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Better Days

Better days
Dropping like
Sunken rays
Drizzling over
A tropical haze

Taste and sip
On the aisle
Of enchantment

Are the shores
Of worry and sorrow
Hope evermore
For better days

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Poetry A-Z: D is For


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sky Watch Friday: Giant Wings

These photos were taken over the Hudson last weekend. One cloud in the sky reminded me of a giant wing and looked particularly ethereal to me.

Giant wings
Soaring in
Blue skies
Cast shadows
On the world below

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Adventures With Cecelia and Kim (Pt II)

A few months back, I posted the crazy adventure of my friend "Kim" and I on our trip to the art exhibit. Our latest adventures took us up the Hudson and in the beautiful town of Irvington. The view of the Hudson is so exquisite you forget you are in New York.

On Sunday, we visited the home of Washington Irving, credited as being the first author to make a career in writing. His most notable works include Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and A History of New York. In addition to being a literary treasure, Irving was well travelled, owned thousands of book in his library collection, and loved to dance (my favorite part). We visited his home in Sunnyside. It is so intriguing to see how people lived in the early history of our country. For anyone interested in visiting this area of New York, you can check out

Of course a bit of folly and fun capped off the trip. Until next time Kim...
XOX Cecelia

Friday, September 4, 2009

Man on the Rocks

This week's Simply Snicker's challenge includes the words bare, bark, and beside. The accompanying painting is Caspar David Friedrich's Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog. His painting is quite vivid and lovely. Much thanks to Linda. For some reason, the painting made me think of something somber.

Man on the rocks
Ominous rocks
Bare soul
Beats against the breeze

Tormented mind
Barks back in the dark
Looming are the sharks
Beside the still rocks

Pitter patter goes his heart
Peace be still
He whispered to the fog
Waves swallowing hard
Broke his soul in shards

Time is the sea
Rising, falling
Against the breeze

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sky Watch Friday: Rush Hour

These photos are a compilation of commuter shots on the train rides home. I really wish I lived somewhere more exotic. You can catch a glimpse of the sky and the trains passing by.

Rush hour
Faces sour
Footsteps scurry
Crowds hurry
Clouds lounging
In sapphire skies
Gazing on the world below

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