Because

  Because Your love brings music to my soul Passion to my doldrums Peace to my chaos Serenity to my wind tossed seas So in gratefulness to my knees I bow And ask you to marry me all over again Again and again And again and again To call you my wife, my lover, my…

Emerge

 Emerge I have stayed in my place Rooted into the deep cool earth Surrounded by design and purpose Yet my branches were barren and cold I felt I might be getting too old And shivered at the thought of the end   But then the daylight grew longer The chill of the night began to…

Daffodil

Last year around this time I was cranking out some serious poetry. This year it seems I just stare at the screen. That can be quite frustrating. So forgive me if today’s post seems labored, because it somewhat was. However, as is usual, once I get started it seems some goodness always comes from it….

Sighs

    Sighs There are days I want to quit my poetry Then I have to ask the question “why?” It seems no one really reads it much No one really cares It seems if there’s no wild video attached Nothing that catches stares Then it is to be avoided, discarded   We can’t be…

Empty Train

Empty Train I was sitting in the park today Reading a good book Watching my young children play I heard the sound of the approaching train Off in the distance Beyond the river   The train came by Crossing the river on the great, high bridge Making quite the commotion Stopping the traffic Turning heads…

Turn Aside (again)

In a year where I am convinced a major theme for me is “Rest and Restoration” I have had some crazy, crazy days. So much so I haven’t written much at all. So the other day I am heading in for another busy day, and….well…I’ll let the poem tell you the rest. Turn Aside I…

Eighteen Theme

I hadn’t written any poetry yet for 2018, but today it simply began to flow and I just went with it. I think the theme of 2018 is going to be rest and restoration, and what brings that about is beauty and joy and delight. So, I hope that this piece will get your year…

In the Sunshine

In the Sunshine I love life I love the green in it I love the peace in it The quiet The turmoil The dust   I love renewal But it takes a death A turning A burial A yearning   A burning In a fire that never sleeps   I love geometry The lines The…

Meander

Meander Don’t assume that everyone is as unfulfilled as you are Don’t think that normal is your own Don’t believe that every wish upon a star Or every seed that’s sown Becomes the thing you saw it to be Sometimes it’s more Sometimes it’s naught Sometimes a drought Sometimes a draught   However things turn…

The Parable

Today I was enjoying one of the great benefits of living in California:  just staying outside all afternoon in the 70 degree sunshine with it only two weeks from Christmas Eve. I was watching the sunset colors move along the mountains of Lassen Volcanic National Park and this poem just came to me. Hope you…

The Unknown

The Unknown I stand ready for battle Staring at the blank screen before me My mouth agape Ready to fire forth the arrows galore Yet all I see is rain and mist and haze I don’t feel or know the Gatekeepers gaze So all I know is quiet and dust Where do I find the…

Listening to the Wind

I’m pulling one out of the archives today. I wrote this 5 years ago, but came across it today and thought, “I think I’ll post this one.” The photo is a sunset we had here in Northern California a couple of days ago. We’ve had some of the most amazing sunsets here recently. We don’t…