Sunday, December 30, 2012

Haiku (New)

Hello bloggers,

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season!!  The theme for this week's Haiku Heights is new.

New Year promise the
World will show its loving heart
Shimmer red with hope
New Year speak to me
Gently in the sun-kissed dawn
Sparkling pure and true

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Haiku in the Sky

A child's wish in blue
Traces the still mountainside
With a perfect heart
Written for friends at Haiku Heights & Sky Watch Friday

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Very Cookie Christmas!

I enjoyed baking holiday cookies.  It was such a yummy treat.
Sweet, familiar friends
It's been you all this time
Tantalizing my taste buds
Reminding me of childhood
Past the land of confectioner sugar
And mountains of brown sugar slopes
Flowing through a river of creamy butter
As your golden, brown face
Rises from the oven
Sweet reunion for my lips
You can find these delicious cookie recipes and more at:

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Morning Sky

The brush of yesterday
Mixes with the pleasantries
Of the morning
You say your prayer
Love you, good-bye
Your heart budding
Like the sun
Baking a cold, winter morning
Happy Sky Watch all!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Tree (O.S.I.)


Hi all,

I am writing the following poem for O.S.I. and the theme is tree.  The image is from my trip to the city.  It's gorgeous during the holidays.

Sparkles new
Radiates with
Beating heart
Captures city
The beauty
Of holiday

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Storm (Haiku Heights)

Hi all,

I am writing a pair of haiku for Haiku Heights and the theme is storm:

Winter storm
Arctic as your eyes
Blue blizzard

Biting wolf
Winter storm births you
In new moon

Monday, December 3, 2012

Yearn (O.S.I.)

Happy December bloggers!  I am writing the following poem for O.S.I. and the theme is yearn.

Trumpets with red, satin bows
Sings notes which shiver down my soul
Piano keys glimmer in tinsel gold
We pretend that this room is ours alone

Private concert for my jazzy heart
A familiar tune upon our lips
I yearn for bluesy December
Painting music in fallen snow

Monday, November 26, 2012

Desert (Haiku)

Hi all,

I am writing a pair of haiku for Haiku Heights and the theme is desert.

Hot love thirsts
In a dry desert
Sand burns toes

Dreams unquenched
Mirage holds her tongue
Shower down

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Marriage (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing the following poem for O.S.I. and the theme is marriage.

The Wayfaring Bachelor:

I am beholden to sunrise
With love so hot it burns my soul
The horizon is an island
For this bachelor to call his home
And sea goddesses left me shipwrecked
For my heart has wandered a year or two
And so you see, my dear
I cannot be married to you

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tree (Haiku Heights)

Hi all,

The following haiku are written for Haiku Heights:

A tree grows
In desolate earth
Budding green

Perfect home
For birds to nest in
Feathers sing

The heart nests
Beneath your sun wings
Open beak

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Light (Sky Watch)


Warm light
Passes between
Your heart and mine
The breath of heaven
Rising to meet us
Let it never depart
Happy Sky Watch!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Struggle (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing the following poem for O.S.I.  The theme is struggle.

You smile
Meet me
In this space
Of time
Where the heart reaches
Ceases to struggle
And unfurl
The white glove
To be kissed

You smile
Humble me
Make me shudder
Blush pink
Sprint and leap
Into a dream
That's filled with light

You smile
And I remember
My innocence
Becoming full
Like the moon
Sweeter to drink
Falling in love
With you

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Hi all,

I have been without power for 11 days now due to Superstorm Sandy.  I miss you all in the blogger world.  I am dedicating this poem to the people most affected by the storm.  May God bless them in their recovery. 

Swallow me
With your watery lips
And lead me
Through a world
Of darkness
Where the moon
Is merely
A faint, distant friend
Beneath the rubble
Endless debris
We once called home
Sadness ensues
The heart washed away
Into the ocean
The trees shake
As they say your name
Displaced, uprooted
From mother earth
Fragrant candles
In the wind
Lights our souls
Like the sun
And you leave
As you came
In utter darkness

Monday, October 29, 2012

Amity (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing the following poem for O.S.I. and the theme is amity.  This poem is written in septolet form. 
Friendly, fruitful
Across our lips
Rhyme and verse
Together singing
Two beating hearts

Friday, October 26, 2012

Shadows and Light

Shadows and light
Make merry together
Whenever the sky
Kisses the earth
Happy Sky Watch!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Kind (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am happy to write a new poem for O.S.I. and the theme is kind.

They circle, bend, and smile
From time to time
Painting their love
Along the skyline
Turtle doves for your hair
Acorns for the squirrels to chew
The earth buried beneath red leaves
We turn, examine so beautifully
The color of pearl in the ocean
Though danger lurks beyond the woods
I've seen in nature something kind
Render me speechless, fully alive

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Conscious (Haiku)

Hi all,

I am writing a pair of haiku for Haiku Heights and the theme is conscious.  Hope you enjoy!!

Dream a little dream
Moonbeam sweeps across your face
The stars spell your name
Light waits in morning
Greets softly, sunny-side up
Dream another day

Monday, October 15, 2012

Free (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing the following poem for O.S.I. and the theme is free.

Time passes me by
I keep waiting for his call
Dipping into dreams
Long, dark corridors
Light escaping through glass
Sadness weighs on my shoulders
Like a heavy, cruel companion
As memories wilt
Into twilight
Yet a dream revives me
I have hawk eyes
And triumphant wings
That stretches out to eternity
I break free

Friday, October 12, 2012

Beautiful Sky

I am blessed to see another beautiful sky. 
Happy Sky Watch!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Scarecrow (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing a poem for O.S.I. and the theme is scarecrow.

Lonely, mournful scarecrow
Gazing upon October moon
Beholds the world through button eyes
And feels cold nights through his straw
Friends are always fleeting
Crows are old, familiar foes
But his heart is alive and beating
He dreams beyond the shadows

Friday, October 5, 2012

Red Light (Skywatch)

Red light
Gaze up
At the wide
Blue sky
Happy Sky Watch!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Words In Autumn

Hi all,

I wrote a new freestyle poem.  I hope you enjoy.

Crisp, autumn leaves
Cascading, falling
They remind me of old friends
Saying hello again
The crunch of earth beneath
Is like a warm hello
And they dress so beautifully
Lavish themselves in gold
Flaunt red coats
Masquerade in brown, earth tones
I am a wallflower
Blending into their colorful world
Then the wind carries them away
Leaving tree limbs bashful and naked

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Absent (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing the following poem for O.S.I. and the theme is absent.

I bite my tongue
As words are lodged in my throat
Like a pebble in the bottom of a well
I pray you can hear its echo
Breaking through the darkness
To fill this absence

My heart is light
And dreams to fly
Where my failing eyes
Cannot guide it
It thumps louder and stronger
Becomes my friend and guardian

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Footprint (Haiku)

Hi all,

I am writing a pair of haiku for Haiku Heights and the theme is footprint.

Fall gleams bare, shimmers
Red and gold leaves shower me
Colorful footprint
Today nature calls
Strong and clear in the cool breeze
Shoes cast their footprint

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Birth of Sunrise

Hello Skywatchers and Haiku Lovers,

I am posting for the wonderful memes over at Sky Watch Friday and Haiku Heights.

Heaven's womb
The sun beams at me
Tears of joy

Monday, September 17, 2012

Hunger (Haiku Heights)

Hi all,

I've been away too long!  Here are three haiku for Haiku Heights and today's theme is starve.

Hunger preys
Playing cruel, sick games
Belly growls
Hungry eyes
Finds kindness in bread
Sweet baked friend
Better days
The world full again
Hunger ends

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Waves of Autumn

Hi Sky Watchers,

Waves in the clouds inspired this poem from me:

Waves of autumn
In the sky
Says goodbye
To summer
I feel the warmth
Of the sun
Vacate from its place
Turning the trees gold
As the world embraces
Autumn's coat of colors
Happy Sky Watch all!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Moon & Autumn (Haiku)

Hi all,

I am writing two haiku for Haiku Heights and the themes are moon and autumn.

Moon pale and vacant
I fill all my dreams in it
Light encompass me
Did you leave your mark
Recite poems on autumn days
Words resting in trees

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Spectacles (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing the following poem for O.S.I. and the theme is spectacles.

His eyes failed him
Dimmed as the sun
Took a final curtain call
It burned like wax
Along the horizon
And the trees
Waved to him
Like old friends

His God given lens
Out of focus
Dim and dull
Made the world
More sinister
Full of shadows

So he let his other senses
Guide him
He felt the wood
As old as him
The groves and nicks
He carved as a lad

He felt the wind
Caress him
Like an old love
Her cool, elusive touch
Made the trees shudder
The leaves sigh
And the birds chime

As light reciprocated
Her warmth
And wilted into darkness

Friday, August 24, 2012

Enjoying The Ride


Hi Skywatchers,

Glancing out the car window, I was inspired by the beautiful sky to write this poem:

She loved the purr of the radio
The squeal of her tires
On long, winding roads
Drifting on dark, bumpy edges
She enjoyed the sun's glare on her shades
A tan formed along her brow
Drag racing with the daylight
Fierce pride and grit

Happy Sky Watch!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

To Be A Man

Hi all,

I am writing a subtle blend of flash fiction and poetry.  Hope you enjoy!!

Man stands tall.
Man stands tall next to his son.
Man says to be a man you must stand tall.
Man says to be a man you must bend down.
Man says to be a man you must stay low.
Man must balance great things and small things.
He walked the life and taught through action.
Now his son stands tall.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Green (Haiku Heights)

Hi all,

Tonight, I am writing a pair of haikus for Haiku Heights and the theme is green.

Stretching tall
Wander blessed and free
Paint her green

Green flecks in her eyes
Firefly joy

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dreams in Blue (Sky Watch)

Hi Sky watchers,

I am presenting two images for Sky Watch Friday.  The second image is through a blue photo filter.

In a dream
The world turned blue
And made me see
Life in shades
As beautiful
Adventurous and free
Unique, challenging
Bold and daring
I open my eyes
And paint the world
I dream
Happy Sky Watch!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bathing (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I've been away for too long!  Here is a poem for O.S.I. and the theme is bathing.

A swallow's song
Awakes me from my sleep
It flutters deep in my heart
Bathes me in its serenity
A song on broken wings
A deep and beautiful sting
Lifting the psalms of my soul
Resting after a long journey

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Olympics (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

The Olympic spirit has inspired my latest poem for Acrostic Only.  Hope you enjoy!!

Olive crown for athletic prowess
Lean bodies built to perfection
Young shoulders lift a country
Momentous occasion to celebrate greatness
Pride, strength, and remarkable ability
Intensely chasing the coveted gold
Crowds shouting in joyous unity
Sending them home with elation

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sun Bloom (Sky Watch)

The sun blooms
Full and wide
Like a flower
Fragrant beauty

Happy Sky Watch all!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lump (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing the following poem for O.S.I. and the theme is lump.

It was the height of summertime
A time of jazz and jubilee
Endless sunny dreams
A blue sky painted for me
One lump or two for your tea
More than sugar, an invitation
For perfect strangers
To leave as friends

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

August & Winning

Hi all,

I am happy to share this image for Watery Wednesday and Sky Watch Friday

Prism of light
Morning, afternoon, night
Reveals in height
Shades of beauty
August and winning
Moments full and brimming
Morning, afternoon, night
Prism of light

Monday, July 23, 2012

Niche (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing the following for O.S.I. and the theme is niche.

Art gratified
Personified on glass
On canvas, on wood
Distinct and beautiful
Ageless and faceless
Stencil, charcoal, paint
Political, satirical, spiritual
Life and breath
In each brushstroke
An artist's niche

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Friend (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

This poem is written for O.S.I. and the theme is friend.  I imagined a pair of rugged cowboys from an old Western when I wrote this. Hope you enjoy!!

They are silent
Two dark specks
On desert earth
Of the old age
Only horse hooves
Stirs in silence
Bone of bone
Flesh of flesh
Two pairs of eyes
Quick hands
Trigger ready
And thirsty
In hot pink sun
Old as dirt

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blessed Skies

Blessed skies
Enjoying the view
Like it's pure and new

Happy Sky Watch!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Balloon (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing the following for O.S.I. and the theme is balloon.

He was a quiet man that longed to gaze at azure skies
And did so frequently that his eyes turned blue
Found his nights so lonely, he whispered to the stars
And confided in clouds his wildest dreams
So the man of azure eyes pondered and schemed
How he could ascend beyond these earthly beings
A street vendor promised flight on angel's wings
A woman praised her magic carpet's quality
A boy swore by roots in the Orient
An eagle begged to carry him to his lament
Then the man with quiet azure eyes gazed up
And found a large balloon as bright as sun
Hopped aboard before they could protest
And found his home in the heaven's at last

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hawaii (Acrostic)

Hi all,

I am participating at Acrostic Only and the word is Hawaii. I would love a vacation to this destination!

Honey bees and hummingbirds
Awake my smiling eyes
Winsome fragrance they tantalize
An inner tropical paradise
Indigo skies are pure
Invitations to exotic shorelines

Friday, July 6, 2012

Flying High!

Good morning Skywatchers!  This man is channeling his inner Peter Pan. Can you guess what he's doing?

Happy Sky Watch!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

4th of July (Poetry)

Wishing you all a Happy 4th of July. 

Young one
Salutes a flag
Not knowing
The blood shed
The midnight cry
Sleepless nights
Fight, loss, victory

Young one
Salutes the red
Salutes the white
Salutes the blue
Sees the tears
In mama's eyes
Tell a story
Of sacrifice

Monday, July 2, 2012

Kite (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing for O.S.I. and the theme is kite.  Hope you enjoy.

A dreamer ties thoughts
High upon a string in blue skies
And never looks back

Remember kites soar
Beyond imagination
Free to roam and be

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Watery Wednesday (And 600!)

Hi all,

I am posting this image of a fish taking a nice swim.  Also, it's post 600 for me!  It's been a blessing to write for so many amazing meme's like Watery Wednesday and share my work with all of you.

My spotted friend
May I take a swim
And spend the day
In your cool presence

Monday, June 25, 2012

Crystal (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing for O.S.I. and the theme is crystal. 

There are things he said
She can't put to memory
Like his voice in the darkness
Profile etched in the moon
Conversation whispered between kisses

She can't replace the things he's broken
Her crystal heart aching to be mended
She gathers the scattered fragments
The colors within her shimmering beauty
Light to mend herself together again


Rain is crystal drops
Cascading down my window
Art and light on glass

Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Sun!!

Hi Sky Watchers,

Someone turned up the heat on the East Coast.  Stay cool and Happy Sky Watch.

The hazy sun
Bakes the earth
A smoky aroma
And I dream
Of blue waves
And lazy days
On the beach

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Waiting (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

This is my Tuesday night edition for O.S.I. and the theme is waiting. Hope you enjoy!!

Pretty plum girl
Twirls her parasol
Waits for a ride
While the rain stains
Against her rubber boots
And waits for the boy
On his bicycle
To smile and acknowledge
Her newfound womanhood

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Father's Day (Haiku)

Hello all,

I'd like to wish all the dad's out there a Happy Father's Day.

You watched me proudly
Take my first breaths in this world
And opened your heart

My help and first guide
Strong and brave, a solid rock
Yet warm and gentle

Love I feel as you lift me
High into the sky

And rest securely
In the spirit of your voice
I celebrate you

Monday, June 11, 2012

Wanting (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

Here is my unique take for O.S.I. and the theme is wanting:

She lacks nothing
A statuesque blond
Golden bangles on her arm
And lips the color of wine
Charm as light as the breeze
And a smile easy to please
So what does she long for
When she's looking at me?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Dog's Mona Lisa

Hi all,

Here's a freestyle poem I recently wrote:

He was caught in the rain
Poor thing, a sight to behold
Brown fur matted
And his paws
Soaked to the bone
And the boys whistled dog
No owner, no home
He wouldn't budge
The first streak of lightning
Fell beside him
And he growled

Now the boys were foggy sticks
Though he followed them
Then the Mona Lisa caught him
A silver puddle
Like a woman's face
Or an angel
The world was caught in her
Rain, earth, and streetlights
Swirled up to him
So he stretched his paw
And tumbled in
A doggie's paradise

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My Sky Watch

Lattice of green
Spiraling up
To see the sky
In all its beauty

Happy Sky Watch all!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Lock (Haiku Heights)

Hi all,

I am writing the following haiku for Haiku Heights and the theme is lock.

Perfect lips
Lock and memory
Stains on glass

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy June Skywatchers

A summer dream
Awakens me
A life of
Sandy toes
And beach dates
A blissful
June evening

Happy Sky Watch all!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Joy (Haiku Heights)

Hi all,

I am adding my verses for Haiku Heights using the 3-5-3 format.

Pureness of joy mine
God in me

Life begins
And ends deep inside
Budding seed

Monday, May 28, 2012

In Love With Life

Hi all,

I am writing for O.S.I. and the theme is the phrase In Love With Life.

A sudden revelation
You the inspiration
A poem in your smile
Mysterious universe
In your eyes
Sunshine swept
Between your hair
And then I realize
You alone
Make my years meaningful
And life colorful
Love of my life

Friday, May 25, 2012

Enjoying the View

Enjoying the view
Tranquility of space and time
Nothing moving
Just breathing and being

Happy Sky Watch!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Black & White (O.S.I.)

Hi all,
I am writing this poem for O.S.I. and the theme is black & white.

Too young to know the wind tickles
Or bask in the warmth of other suns
Too young to feel the touch of mama
Or the lick of a puppy's tongue
Too young to hear the sound of music
Have its meaning escape from her breath
To leap when papa extends his hands
Or lean against him when she's sad
To freeze and shiver in icy cold
Or kiss the first December snow
But one night she glanced upon the stars
White diamonds blinking in the black beyond
And smiled as the perfect pair
Illuminated her mind and heart

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Delayed (Acrostic)

Hi all,

I am writing the following acrostic for Acrostic Only and the word is delayed.

Dreams they may delay
Even graze in pastures
Long after fruitful sunsets
An eternity it seems
Yet they won't renege
Each passing day brings
Destiny full in bloom

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

Moms say it all with a smile, hug, or glance. It all equates to love

Happy Mother's Day

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Haiku (Mask)

Hello all,

I am writing for Haiku Heights, and the theme is mask

Your smile shades your soul
Lips upturned like fragrant rose
But your eyes unmask 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Thoughts Raining Words

Hi all,

Here is a freestyle poem I recently penned.

My thoughts are raining words

My thoughts are raining words
I've made no sense of them

My thoughts are raining words
I've made no sense of them
Dripping head to toe in black ink

My thoughts are raining words
I've made no sense of them
Dripping head to toe in black ink
I find solace on the banks of your river

My thoughts are raining words
I've made no sense of them
Dripping head to toe in black ink
I find solace on the banks of your river
You beguile me to your feast

My thoughts are raining words
I've made no sense of them
Dripping head to toe in black ink
I find solace on the banks of your river
You beguile me to your feast
Your metaphors are divine to eat

My thoughts are raining words
I've made no sense of them
Dripping head to toe in black ink
I find solace on the banks of your river
You beguile me to your feast
Your metaphors are divine to eat
The doors of your soul I find confining

My thoughts are raining words
I've made no sense of them
Dripping head to toe in black ink
I find solace on the banks of your river
You beguile me to your feast
Your metaphors are divine to eat
The doors of your soul I find confining
I slip from your window and fly like lightning

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Depression (O.S.I)

Hi all,

The following poem is written for O.S.I. and the theme is depression. 

Sweetness means more now
As depression settles clear
Just your gentle gaze

And the sun beguiles
Shadows of blue revealing
A summer kissed dream

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Reflections (Past, Present, Future)

Reflections in the past
Present and future still
Ripple in a dream
And beam as glass
In pure eternity
Happy Sky Watch all!!!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Elusive (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing this poem for O.S.I. and the theme is elusive.

Large and yet elusive
Who is your maker?
What is your mind?
Where is your heart?
So full of wonder
And full of darkness
That springs to life
Only in full light

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Six Word Saturday (Potato Chips)

Potato chips have such beautiful hearts.

Written for Six Word Saturday. 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Yellow Eyes

To see the sky's
Yellow eyes
Is her rare
And most
Cherished beauty

Happy Sky Watch All

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Verdant (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing this poem for O.S.I. and the theme is verdant

I thought the sign of spring
Would bring you home to me
I thought the fragrant grass
Would be too intoxicating
And the buds awakened
Be too illuminating
And sighs of birds in love nests
Be too exhilarating
Yet the emptiness of your touch
Is such that I do not look for signs
I pray only that the wind
Will bring you to me

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Duck On An Island

Here is a duck that is alone yet content on his little island.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Shells (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

The recent heat wave has me daydreaming about the beach.  This week's theme at O.S.I. is shell.

Yesterday's sand cools
But the sun has left her mark
Leaving shells as presents

Lost she carries them
Buckets of shells glimmering
Our eyes cross the sea

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Six Word Saturday

Hi all,
While visiting a fellow blogger, I discovered a fun Saturday meme called Six Word Saturday.  The images were taken at last week’s pillow fight in the city. So fun!!
 Feathers scatter now free to fly   

Friday, April 13, 2012

Daisies In A Field

Hi all,

Here is a freestyle poem I recently penned.  Hope you enjoy.

We are not fit to pick brother says
We are not fit to pick
I listen until his voice trails in the sky
I am broken open by wisps of blue
As pockets of clouds curtsy
We are frightened the children
Will smash our canary yellow faces
And snowy white petals
That surrounds us like lion’s mane
I close my eyes and pray
A child will pick the petals
From my fragile body
And blow me towards the sky
To a heaven only I see

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Sky

Hi all,

Here is a pair of images taken this evening. Happy Sky Watch!!

The sky is new to me
Swirling heavenly clouds
Swimming blue and proud

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

O.S.I.: Wassail

Hi all,

I was both inspired and intrigued by this week's O.S.I. word Wassail. Hope you enjoy my poem!

I am present in the sky
Just me alone drinking in divine
Close my eyes
Feeling the cloud’s tendrils
Pass me in the wind
And I drink it in
Flurries of pink and plum
Down the yellow rim
Sipping the darkness
Emptying sunset’s glass

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Surprise

Hi all,

I am sending you all Easter blessings today and a short story I recently penned. Hope you enjoy!

It was rumored that a family of rabbits had made their new residency in the old abandoned church on Oak Hill. The grass had knelt down reverently under the burnt shade of endless summers. The tree too grew sleepy and rested its branches against the roof.

People had abandoned church and instead chose to acknowledge God with silent nods and glances toward the sky. Their heads and hearts were filled with city cares and daily life. Only when the old were buried did the masses pass quietly by the abandoned church on Oak Hill.

When it was rumored four footed creatures made their homes between the pews, some youth gathered beneath the church’s weary yellow awning. They gawked inside its murky glass windows for signs of bunny ears. They longed for the revelation of thumping feet. Perhaps it had been a hoax or a pastor’s tale to lure them back into church.

The children scattered to feed their bellies and play until sunset. All except Harris and Lana who were transfixed by the sunlight’s web against the door.

“Is it a sign,” Lana gasped. There remained something pious in her voice. Something wild and adventurous leapt from Harris eyes to his lips.

“Let’s go inside,” he dared. She hesitated at the thought of trespassing but acquiesced. Perhaps there is life in there, she smiled.

The old, carved doors whistled open upon their touch. It was as if someone was beckoning them inside. The pews were changing from decayed stone to polished wood again. The walls were growing vines and the ground sprang up lush meadows for flowers to nestle upon.

Harris looked at Lana in disbelief. “Do you see this,” he asked, and she gave an awestruck nod.

Then their ears heard the crunching of tiny feet on grass. A rabbit gawked at them with her coal, dark eyes. Her fur was white and speckled in brown like one of the old cows in their children’s books. Harris extended his arm toward the rabbit but Lana scolded him.

“You’ll scare her,” she whispered. But the rabbit froze like stone. She wrinkled her nose before hopping forward. Both took it as a sign to follow her and found the spot where her young were sleeping. Their skin was fragile and pink bathed in a ray of sunlight.

“Babies,” Lana squealed. “I always wanted a baby rabbit.”

“Rabbit thief,” Harris charged. Lana blushed but Harris squeezed her hand as both knelt beside the rabbit family humbled by an Easter surprise.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Wading For Watery Wednesday

Can we wade in the water a little longer
As the waves roll out yonder
The sun is setting pure and sweet
Sinking into the blue beneath our web feet

Happy Watery Wednesday!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Inbox (O.S.I.)

Hi all,

I am writing a poem for O.S.I and this week's theme is inbox.

Pamper yourself ~ 75% off all luxury items
Contour beauty ~ 60% off cosmetics
Reveal your sultry goddess ~ 50% off all goods

Her eyes fell into the void
Of offers from an inbox
Promising her happiness
Delete key at her fingertips
Smoothing her long black hair
Her mother’s ribbon smelled of orchards
The only thing she needed to feel beautiful

Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Sign of Spring

Spring in my bones
In the roots beneath my toes
In the air
The bloom of colorful beings
Leaping through the trees
A sign of spring

Happy Skywatch Friends!