Sunday, July 31, 2016

Playing hooky

Fast they swim
In all kinds of water; their
Have no desks, but perhaps they oughta?

Saturday, July 30, 2016


Have different heat;
Indeed, their
Little seeds might
Irritate eyes or
Singe tongues, but oh, what a spicy treat. 

Friday, July 29, 2016

Valued seasoning

Sodium, a prized
Alimentary mineral, is
Liked by many; its
Trade was essential.

With thanks to Tina H. and Erik and Adeline P.

Salt Creek Recreation Area, Clallam County, Washington State

Thursday, July 28, 2016

On being human

Genuine goodness
Resonates in
Actions kind and fair, truly
Caring, sharing love with
Everyone everywhere.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tipping point

Grounded in reality,
Resolved, and with mettle, those
Involved will not for what’s
Typical settle. 

Thank you, Meryl Streep

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Special times

Frolicking through a wide array of
Unplanned travel and spontaneous play
Neatly describes a splendiferous birthday. 

Inspired by JRA

Monday, July 25, 2016

Actions speak louder than words

This week’s political palaver,
An agenda of stirring oration, will
Likely anger the other side, well
Known for their own fabrication.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Meow 1997-2016

Cleo enjoyed life for
A very long

She is survived by her brother, Henri, the little marshmallow.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Essential insects

Buzzing among the flowers
Each day, they
Exquisitely make life
Sweet, not sour.

Friday, July 22, 2016

When one closes, another…

Destined to be
Open, ajar, or closed, the
Options hinge on the
Relevance supposed.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A kernel of truth?

Even now,
Areas are
Producing lots
Of humid air as
The corn grows taller; the
Region is
Awash in a seemingly
Summer cycle of
Plants sweating
In the field under the
Raging inferno of
A blazing sun;
The heat
Index rises, perhaps prompting
Ornery behavior. Corn does
Not make it hotter.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Where the heart is

Or there, wherever loved ones are
Makes any dwelling place as dear as the
Evening Star.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Zesty pepperoni with mushrooms
And cheese is a combo that’s sure to please.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Pumped up

Political posturing, totally
Makes for
Preposterous perspectives.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Yes, I’m here;
Of that be sure.

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Pass through the
Open way to a world of
Relaxation; be
Content, feel safe, for
Here there’s no vexation.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Thou and more

You were once a throng,
Especially in ancient song.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Happy Bastille Day!

French citizens
On this day
The date
Erupted; they had their
Say and
Soon democracy was here to stay.

When I first posted this, I had no idea of the terror that was gripping the city of Nice, France. To those who suffered and those who still suffer from this senseless act, I send love and wishes for peace of mind, body, and spirit.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


You might be aware that this is
Also an Asian pear.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Gracious, pleasing, of good birth,
Each of them is full of mirth;
Nice, compassionate,
Tender, kind, they are
Lenient, of an
Even mind.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Good for word games

X out this 1/100 dong; it’s
Unused, except perhaps in song.

Sunday, July 10, 2016


Part of a story or where one’s
Laid to rest,
Oh Dad, we hope you enjoyed
The visit and good-hearted jest.

In honor of Harry Charles Moore.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The curse of despair

Only makes it worse.

According to Merriam-Webster’s The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, Fourth Edition, this is an alternate spelling of ‘woe.’ One website offers the definition of ‘curse.’

Friday, July 8, 2016

Vielen Dank, Johannes Brahms

Repose of the
Eternal kind
Quite literally,
Uniquely quiets the mind;
Indeed, great oeuvres
Expressing sorrow
May from the composer’s own life borrow. 

In honor of Annie G., whose voice is like a crystal bell.

Thursday, July 7, 2016


Use as the plural first person dative and you’ll
Surely show that you’re a native.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Freeze is to froze as squeeze is to…

Squeezing oranges yesterday is said in
Quite an
Unusual way; sometimes it’s fun to throw
Out convention and
Zero in on fun

Thank you, Hannah T.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Beau chapeau

Revolutionary style
In hats had
Corners cocked
On three sides,
Revealing the wearer’s
Newest wig and
Easier to carry inside.

Thank you, Rose A.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Fourth of July!

Piping, drumming
The street in
Rhythmic demonstration, the band
Instills a stirring sense
Of excited anticipation;
The Fourth of July
Is a reminder of our
Country’s determination.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

The "loneliest number"?

Unique in a universe of souls one is so
Named, one is sole.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy Anniversary

Clap your hands to
Express appreciation,
Lift your voices to
Best wishes,
Raise your glasses 
And toast
This couple with
Exuberant congratulations!

In honor of Helen and Bill A.

Friday, July 1, 2016

More hesitation

Uh… well, you see… this
Might be about uncertainty.