Category Archives: Poetry

Hot Texas Summer Sun

Rocks glowing beneath fire-breathing dragon hot Texas summer sun. The temperature for this area is predicted to reach 105 degrees (Fahrenheit) today, and I can already hear the hot sun hissing on the horizon. Luckily, last winter, we landscaped most of … Continue reading

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One Pink Wildflower

Surrounded by jealous weeds, a pink wildflower danced in the warm sunlight for one glorious day before vanishing from sight. Unfortunately— in the darkness of the night, ‘something’ ate this flower and the buds below, leaving nothing behind but a … Continue reading

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Cat Warmth and Wisdom

Cat wisdom knows exactly where to find warmth and comfort on cold December days. Look! The wise cat knows exactly how to quickly transform an inexpensive insulated shopping bag into a comfortable bed— (just don’t sit on the zipper). Actually— … Continue reading

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Virginia to Texas through Hail and High Water

Illuminated by lightning striking darkness followed by thunder, a wet toad shivers drips falling on the threshold of an unknown door. When wild winds blow and rain falls sideways, normal vanishes and new directions appear.   ~ms Considering everything that I … Continue reading

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Winter’s Shroud Descending

Birds quickly flew away through barren earthbound trees, in hopes of escaping the coming winter storm. One crow remained behind like a cold grim reaper staring down from above at foolish souls below. And then the snow appeared carried on … Continue reading

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My Furry Writer’s Block

Oh no! My ability to type and string words together is currently squished beneath a furry writer’s block. Look! I don’t see any letters and numbers are hidden too, but my little writer’s block is purring warm and happy, I … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves Shapeshifting

While I was looking down into water filled with leaves, an old tree with hallowed eyes opened wide its wooden mouth and whispered gently— Why are you so sad? In cyclic transformations nothing ever dies! See the autumn leaves shapeshifting … Continue reading

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Chicken Selfies

If chickens had cell phones with cameras they could take chicken selfies. Wouldn’t that be fun? They could even choose to spend their free time chicken photobombing on the run! But alas! What if some chickens think that others who … Continue reading

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Thought Dreams Nature

Thought dreams nature into beautiful images of its reflection. With mindful meditation on nature through art my spirit recalls the mystical beginning and ending of all.    ~ms

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Real and Ethereal

The real and ethereal merge into one thought when winter acquiesces to the warmth of spring and sunlight slowly melts into dark shadows.   ~ms I have not written anything since December (I sincerely hope that I was missed). The winter … Continue reading

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Leaf Litter Lament

A decaying leaf, image of mortality faded and riddled with holes, hanging in a tree with mouth wide open singing a bitter chant– The Leaf Litter Lament: Ungrateful humans! Why do you complain as you rake, blow, and mow, mulch, … Continue reading

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Sunset Stories in Silhouettes

When day meets night on the edge of time, sunset stories speak in dark silhouettes. Standing in shadows cast by the fading sun, the man with his hand suspended in air appeared to be telling the age-old story of the … Continue reading

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Dueling Storm Clouds

Loud thunder rumbles within dark storm clouds dueling over the last piece of summer blue sky.    ~ms When I looked out of my kitchen window and saw two dark clouds arguing with each other, I immediately grabbed my camera and … Continue reading

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The Dragonfly Rests

Two pairs of transparent wings sparkling in the sun like stained glass windows reflecting the morning light— the dragonfly rests.     ~ms Standing on water’s edge, I thought I could easily take photos of a few dragonflies. Wrong answer! An … Continue reading

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Where Earth and Shadows Play

A cool respite beneath tall trees where earth and shadows play, leaves refreshed by raindrops light on soft breezes sway.    ~ms *** In the last photo–do you see the wooden tree creature that appears to be carrying something  into the … Continue reading

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Plight of the Kites

An unsuspecting kite on wings of wind dancing in the bright sunlight. Focused on blue sky, it paid little attention to dark shadows nearby.  Watch out—NO—too late! Zing! Bounce! Thwack! Its freedom faded quickly, hung on limbs of fate. The … Continue reading

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Tired of Winter

Roads quickly vanished and all cars went nowhere on this stormy day. Searching for solace underneath an umbrella, four chairs leaned forward trying to escape blowing snow and freezing ice— Tired of winter! We were scheduled to fly out of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Time

I thought about the new year while sitting in a tree. I did the same thing last year, time matters not to me.Tell me, honestly— Did you see the day pass by the last second in-between, when time inside someone’s … Continue reading

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Super Hero Reindeer Man

To my great surprise, he suddenly appeared right before my eyes— Super Hero Reindeer Man with his Santa smile. What was I supposed to do? Wearing deer antlers and a star upon his head, his mischievous eyes twinkled through his … Continue reading

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Deer with Hungry Eyes

Ice and snow falling, covering the cold hard ground. Deer with hungry eyes come close to my house searching for something to eat. Many of these deer will not make it through winter. It is sad to see there are … Continue reading

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Worried Birds and Winter Weather

A worried blue jay came to see me yesterday and loudly proclaimed: “I am here to issue a winter weather warning, so please listen carefully to everything I say. Don’t be fooled by this warm sun, for tomorrow all will … Continue reading

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Thankful for Life

Standing here thinking how lucky I am to be alive at this time, enjoying a cold autumn afternoon! Don’t need many things or stuff all around me— No matter what possessions I have or don’t have, I’m thankful for life … Continue reading

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Glass Door Relationships

Searching for acorns, a squirrel suddenly saw the man of her dreams sitting behind a glass door. She stopped what she was doing and ran with great excitement to take a closer look. She tenderly touched his soft dark brown … Continue reading

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Byodo-In Temple — Sacred Space

The Byodo-in temple on the island of Oahu is a beautiful replica of the original Byodo-in built in 998 AD, in the city of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. A reflection of paradise on earth, the temple rests peacefully beneath the … Continue reading

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Darkness on Summer’s Edge

Shorter are the days on summer’s edge, darkness comes early. Night shadows reveal natural beauty destined to fade away. What was yesterday and what is today will soon be no more. So please! When I wither and vanish from sight— … Continue reading

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