Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

Misty sunrise 1

a rising sun
bathes the summer landscape
in soft mist

the community barbeque
a mass gathering
of mosquitoes

one whining mosquito
patrols our quiet bedroom –
no sleep tonight

Bush Fire, 1

sudden lightning strike
tinder dry bushland

summer solstice
a new tube of sun screen
and wide brimmed hat

in burning sun
mid day becomes

summer moon
captive in a cage
of branches




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these leaves
once breathed sunlight and rain
into life-giving oxygen

here they rest
fallen, scattered, and torn
these leaves

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as spring arrives
our hearts expand
like peach blossoms

spring sings
as daisies awaken
to a warm sun

flaming tree –
nature’s spring paintbox
a red dazzler


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“The earth has music
for those who will listen.”

~ George Santayana

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Billabong, 3

Beauty is the promise of happiness


Winter’s biting cold and bitter westerly winds have created a bleak landscape. Nature is shrinking in upon itself as it rests before the arrival of spring. Instead of complaining about the weather, I’ll focus this month on the theme of ‘beauty.’ Enjoy these five installments.

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Fan palm canopy at Fan Palm Reserve, Queensland

Fan palm canopy at Fan Palm Reserve, Queensland

For every storm a rainbow,
for every tear a smile,
for every care a promise
and a blessing in each trial.

For every problem life sends,
a faithful friend to share,
for every sigh a sweet song,
and an answer for each prayer.

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Corn_field ripening

Fields of ripening corn
stretch into the far horizon.
Time stands still
in this warm Indian Summer.


As light softens and fades
the sky fills with crimson and gold.
Another day ends
to find us homeward bound.

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