Sunday, August 5, 2012

Perfect Day

Summer is fleeing on time's heels.
Play has known little space in my heart.
An invitation comes from a favored
friend on this warm day.

To the lake we go, nine miles in.
We sit upon boulders at water's edge.
The sun beats down and the wind tries to
blow the heat away to no avail.

Two old friends with many miles upon
their souls and childhood memories calling,
respond to lure of the gently slapping waves.

Floating on a foam raft allows a
captivating skyward view. Heaven.
Wondrous. Chilly water licks and bobs
us like toys in a tub.

The sky is ocean blue and thin clouds are
forming continents before my eyes.
Peace comes like a foreign visitor.
I hold and welcome it's embrace.

A memory is made. Childhood bliss recaptured
by a string with an awareness evolving
with age. I cherish this day.

Friday, June 29, 2012


While walking after a raucous thunder shower,
I saw a lone aspen leaf laying against black tar.
Upon it was a tiny lake of fallen rain.

Further on, a canopy of giant red and green maple
leaves reached to me from above - as water
droplets hung on point.

Multi-hued clouds formed their ranks leaving
the air divinely cleansed.

I'm humbly grateful.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

God Speak

I had a moment this evening
while kneeling and talking to God.
The gentle wind blew notes from distant
chimes through my open window.
The breeze caressed my face and arms.
Golden sunlight filtered through sheer
curtains, teasing my closed eyelids.
I had a moment.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Magic Hour

While driving to my parents' this evening,
nature cast a spell upon me.
Sunlit lushness bore into my senses.
Dandelions carpeted grass in technicolor.
Forget-me-nots dotted forest's edge
like dancing fairy lights.
Thick blades of grass and tiny pink buds
emerged with mightiness.
Colors shouted for attention
while birds sang in harmonious competition.
Renewed life and intensity of beauty
have left me in awe.