Thursday, September 20, 2018

Donald Hall

                                



Yes, I have a beautiful letter from him.
Yes, it gives me hope.
Yes, I am indebted to Donald Hall. . .
as so many poets are!


                          ~  Happy 90th Birthday  ~

  

                                       Poets are never really gone are they? 

                                                       Their poems live
                                        far beyond their days in this world!


                                                          Rest In Peace
                                                                       

                                                        



Sunday, August 26, 2018

John McCain

The passing of a brave American.

                   




































                             Thank you John McCain


                                  REST IN PEACE

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

HOW CLOSE IS THE FIRE?

A fire is burning 40 miles from your home
in Southern CA and yet you feel it. Nature
has a way of showing us its scary side.
The sun is red during the day and at dusk
all is quiet and animals are mostly hiding.
We walk; we witness.



















A cell phone can't see what you do.

Even a small cave rat is cautious.



















         A short night walk.


Everything changes in the fire air.


A lady is coming back from walking her small dog. "Makes me want
to get down on my knees" she says. "Could be the end, you know?"

What will we learn from all these fires?



Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Twilight Time

The last night of July 2018 . . .

















The twilight sunset lasts only minutes and changes as we
drink it in. We should know that we can't hold beauty forever.

In reverie an old song from The Platters plays in our mind.
Can you hear it? 

Twilight Time
Heavenly shades of night are falling, it's twilight time
Out of the mist your voice is calling, it's twilight time
When purple colored curtains mark the end of day
I'll hear you, my dear, at twilight time
Deepening shadows gather splendor as day is done
Fingers of night will soon surrender the setting sun
I count the moments darling till you're here with me
Together at last at twilight time
Here, in the afterglow of day, we keep our rendezvous beneath the blue
Here in the same and sweet old way, I fall in love again as I did then
Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me like days of old
Lighting the spark of love that fills me with dreams untold
Each day I pray for evening just to be with you
Together at last at twilight time
Here, in the afterglow of day, we keep our rendezvous beneath the blue
Here in the sweet and same old way, I fall in love again as I did then
Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me like days of old
Lighting the spark of love that fills me with dreams untold
Each day I pray for evening just to be with you
Together at last at twilight time
Together at last at twilight time
Songwriters: Artie Dunn / Al Nevins / Morty Nevins / Buck Ram
Twilight Time lyrics © T.R.O. Inc.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Summer Colors

What are the colors of summer 2018?

Well, yes, this summer everything is hot
--sometimes more than we can handle--it seems.
Politics or weather take your choice.














































Freedom & Justice & Stawberry Fields
                       forever?

Let's remember:
Strawberries come from fields 
Someone needs to pick those berries
         Let us give thanks 
 
 

Friday, June 15, 2018

A Beach Day

This blog has been on an extended
"Beach Day"-- which is not to say
that I have been on vacation . . . so




Dana Point, CA
                                                         

Here are some of the recent publications where my poems and images can be found. I offer this list with gratitude and a shout out to some awesome editors. 



Now back to that beach.

Summer vacation is happening, schools are out for many, and going to the beach becomes a ritual, especially for the young. Be happy and enjoy! 

(Do remember that sun-screen. Otherwise, some of us may be forced to show you the damage unprotected sun bathing can bring on later in your life.)