Monday, October 1, 2018

Time For October

Are you ready?

Nature wants a change --even if only little by little.









Hurrah!   Fall


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.)







                                                                              

Friday, April 20, 2018

A LIGHTHOUSE

What Is A Lighthouse?
























                    Scotland 2012

We've all seen them, right. They dot the
coastlines of the U.S. and other countries.
They are towers that help navigate with their
light. They might warn people of dangers.
They might just be something beautiful to
view while we are on our journey.

Tonight I am thinking of someone who became
a lighthouse for me and countless other writers:

                     Brian Doyle.

Brian is no longer with us but his writing
remains to guide us, and light out hearts.
When you need a treat just "Google" Brian and
you will find something delightful to help you
through your day.
Dear writers,
Here's some Brian Doyle for today . . .

https://www.kenyonreview.org/journal/spring-2008/selections/no/

Saturday, April 7, 2018

ALLELUIA! LEFT & RIGHT

Easter Alleluia Greetings.

The Lord has risen.
Let us rejoice and be glad.
























How do political differences enter into the big
question of Salvation?
Is there anyone else conflicted about whether
they are a person on the left or one on the right?

Here's the good news Jesus belongs to both sides.
He is the God of both Democrats and Republicans.
He died for everyone in the world.

The Sunday after Easter was designated
Divine Mercy Sunday by St. Pope John Paul II.

Here's a little story that involves this beautiful Feast Day.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/04/remembering-divine-mercy-with-kate-obeirne/

Happy Easter Season and Happy Divine Mercy Sunday!

Friday, February 23, 2018

WINTER GOLD

Another moment in that "magic hour."







February 2018 brings us Ash Wednesday

and Valentine's Day together. 

And now (in CA) cold days of Lent 

as we journey to Easter.

We keep in mind that every day is
precious, especially for those who are ill.

And so for them this . . .
          "Winter Gold."

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Duck In A Spin

Anthing for a smile these days, right . . .


https://www.pennreview.org/red-white-blue


With thanks to Penn Review for a lovely
presentation of my image.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Haiti

Story circa 1990

An American woman traveled to Port-au-Prince.

Her goal was to help students learn English.

At the Artisan Work Shop she learned how
students earned money for their schooling and
family needs:






























Delicate cuts and tints of dried bananna leaf 
helped create amazing cards. People here in 
the States who saw the cards were amazed. 
The cards brought in donations for a short time. 

The generous woman who taught English died.
What happened to those Artisans?

That would be another story 
from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.




Monday, January 1, 2018

Motherhood of the Virgin Mary

Let the Children come . . .


 



















   

   MARY SHARES HER CHILD
   WITH THE  WHOLE WORLD.