Thursday, March 21, 2019

Poetic Bloomings, shadorma


New normal
Ever elusive
A year comes
And it goes
I’m still not sure how it works.
Though still searching for the path,
I enjoy the trip.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Poetic Bloomings, Shadorma


My new socks
Pink, maroon, blue, gray
Polka-dots
Solids, stripes
On my feet, making me smile
Life’s simple pleasures

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Poetic Bloomings, shadorma


The CPAP
Warm, moist, rushing air
Plastic mask
Long, white hose
So this is what breathing’s like
Deeply, in and out

Monday, March 18, 2019

Poetic Asides Adjective Noun, Poem Away Shakespearean Sonnet


Blessed Snow

Away in Arizona for a week
Where climate’s warm and winter coats, unworn
Of zero weather folks from back home speak
Of going home or staying I was torn

In Phoenix there’s a lot of things to do
Activities producing anecdotes
Plays, concerts, parks, lush gardens, clubs and zoo
And all of this is done without our coats!

The southern snow bird lifestyle greatly tempts
Since I have given up the sleds and skis
Commitments to my job and friends pre-empts?
Will I give up the fun for such as these?

My life right now’s up north, so back I go
Despite the cold and all of this blessed snow

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Poem Away Rondeau


It’s Like This

It’s like this—scattered straight pins
When my to-do list is how my day begins
And when I add in what I want to do
I start my day feeling blue
And feeling like nobody wins

These scattered thoughts feel like sins
Then my orientation spins
What’s going to see me through?
t’s like this.

I pray, despite the dins
Slowly the frustration thins
I pick up a pin or two
And begin my day anew
Allowing giggles and grins
It’s like this.


Saturday, March 16, 2019

Poem Away Terza Rima


Crayola Conversation

My markers sit beside me and they call
Do not neglect us here another day
I know that you are busy with it all

We’re tired of sitting here and want to play.
In colors we will dance about in joy.
We will respond to what you feel and say.

We’ll help you be at peace as we employ
And you’ll escape from all your worldly cares
You’ll feel like a small child with a new toy.

And you’ll make double use of time with prayers
So hear us now and we will have a ball
With favorite markers and your many spares.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Poetic Bloomings mood


Lingering Christmas Mood

Though Christmas happened
Nearly two weeks ago
I’m still in the mood.

I spent Christmas in Arizona
In sixty degree plus weather
Where my kids don’t decorate.

Oh, we had the turkey dinner
And opened gifts
And enjoyed being with family.

But now I’m back deep in snow,
Christmas decorations are still up,
Most cards still at the Post Office.

Come Monday, I’ll get the cards
Hang them up with the rest
Play some Christmas carols.

Sit in my comfy recliner,
Drink hot chocolate with mint
Gaze at ornaments from everywhere.

Remember the good times
Past Christmases and travels.
 And maybe I’ll get in the mood

To put Christmas stuff away
Stacked in boxes in the garage
And get on with the  new year.