Sunday, April 30, 2017


Vibrant had she always been, her
Rich with
Gracious wit, but
In that year her health
Sank low and  
She this lifetime had to quit.
Memories of beloved flowers,
Especially those she shared,
Inspire me
Not to forget that ours is
New each day
If we care and are
Conscious of our boundless gifts. Oh,
How those tiny blue petals remind me
That she is there.

For all who knew Linda.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017


No nonsense
Direction in these most
Recent five-score days has
Evoked much talk, much fiery
Dissension. Are we all entering a new phase?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Say "Cheese!"

Creamy cheese with
An edible rind,
En France, is a
Magnificent kind of treat that paired with
Berries, apples, and grapes
Engages the
Real epicure’s hungry mind, offering
The chance for a dreamy escape.

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Or fresh, they’re
Meant for
Eating; we
Them at mealtime meetings.
In times
Between they are a snack,
Light and
Easily held in a

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Gastronomy includes this
Allium of spear-shaped cloves and
Rich aroma, easily grown, and,
Like shallot, onion, chive, and leek,
It can
Cause the consumer’s breath to reek.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Balance is what this
Rude, crude leader doesn’t
Understand; his heavy hand in
This democracy is the
Epitome of hypocrisy.

Monday, April 24, 2017

What is...

Of our
Responsibility to one
Another, we take the high road,
Leaving the other.

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Perception forms
A pair of
Eyes and an
Impish mouth into a face
Of anything,
Little or big, and
In that the viewer
A fun image twigs.

Thank you for today’s word, Rose A.

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Patient with people has been this
Ancient orb, but
Not much longer if the
Earth’s health we continue
To ignore.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Either side of now

Yesterday is
Earlier than today, and maybe
There’s still time to play.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Participating in life with
Energy and zeal, her spirited
Personality had great appeal.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Just when
Everyone’s ‘perfect’ life
Annoys us to the point of envy,
Open to
Understanding ourselves and
See clearly the green cancer of

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Born in Ghana, 1919

Made by Esther
Afua Ocloo, it was a product
Relished by
Launched her career as
An entrepreneur; her
Devotion to the
Empowerment of women is clear.

Monday, April 17, 2017


Drooping branches
Rich with stone fruit
Under a boundless sky
Promise mouthwatering juiciness;
Each kind is worth a try.

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Grasper of knowledge, let
No one choose for you.
Observe what is told, but
Sift and inquire. Look deep
Into yourself to
See how you’re inspired.

When I hear the Gnostic Gospels referred to as heretical text, I cringe at the power of one group of men to dictate to all people how to be and to think. The word ‘heresy’ traces back to a Greek verb meaning “to take or grasp.” Those who chose to espouse a body of knowledge different from the early Christians were labeled heretics, the word thus taking on an ominous meaning. Shouldn’t knowledge be a personal choice?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

As told...

Solemnly, skillfully
Embalming their
Precious one,
United in grief, they
Lay his body in the tomb.
Could anyone
Have known the stone would be
Rolled away and the space found
Empty, lifting their gloom?

Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday

Sad and solemn events
Of a dark afternoon
Mean for many
Believers that the gloom
Eventually lightens in
Resurrection’s bloom.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Peddling or backpedaling?

Flexible thinking? Or
Let’s make an
Impromptu deal? He
Plays these days at a
Fiscal roulette wheel,
Leading this country
On with his yo-yo spiel. Oh
Puhhhleez! Get real!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Happy 101st Birthday, Beverly!

Clearly Cleary is a
As her life and writing
Show. Today
She’ll likely celebrate
In her own style with
Carrot cake.

How I wish I had been a reader as a child! Beverly Cleary is so right about guiding children to love to read, not to do it because it is required. Reading was a challenge for me and while I enjoyed school and learning, I never read for pleasure until my late teens. Even then, there just didn’t seem enough time for it. It wasn’t until I had children of my own that I read the Ramona books and other classics by Cleary. I am so grateful that my daughters have always been avid readers. In my work as a literacy tutor, every day I try gently to instill in my young students a love of reading. Oh, the places you can go in books!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The moose whisperer

Men with compassion ventured
On thin ice to rescue a weak calf that
Struggled for life. For their heroic
Efforts, will a poem suffice?

Monday, April 10, 2017

Bird, painting, novel

Glide into the story
Of this tethered
Little bird, the
Dutch puttertje, and
Feed on seeds of
Never-ending passion,
Connecting on a
Higher plane with human compassion.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

For the Tender

A frightening event, a
Experience, quite
Straight to the ER. Dear friend,
May you be all right.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Ants on a log

Raised on
A vine, then dried
In the
Sun, these
Snacks are good for anyone.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Changing the rules

Clearing the path for their man,
Is this not political? Their
Conceit in devising such
A deceit is downright diabolical. It’s
No longer the
Exception, this now
Rampant deception.
Yes, it IS unethical!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Half full?

Containers of metal from big to small
Are able to hold something or
Nothing at all.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Being bent in a particular direction,
In an attitude quite
Athwart – this often causes people their
Seeing to distort.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Time for...

Two earlier forms
Evolved into one, sipped in the
Afternoon with scones.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Blessed Bach

Touching the keys
Of the
Clavichord with
And love,
The composer was inspired by
A masterful power above.

For Annie G. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sunday, April 2, 2017


In Latin as regulus, this
Natty little passerine, this
Golden-crowned bird of
Light gray-green strongly
Encouraged the two of us
To discover what we had seen.

Saturday, April 1, 2017


Astoundingly brilliant, they
Give many
Oders a thrill.
No longer swimming naiads, they
Fly every which way at will; their
Lightning iridescence
Inspires awe and story,
Especially those ancestor
Specimens of ancient Permian glory.