Tag Archives: nature

Auroral Mist [repost]

aurora borealis northern lights

At the edge of rock and sky,
She breathed frozen air
And was energized.
Lights glowed in benediction;
She raised her arms and prayed.
Dancers flowed and twisted,
Magnetized from pole to pole,
Swirling, streaming,
In the green auroral mist.
She had to come to the end
Of the earth to kill the pain,
But instead
Was born again.

~*~

Poetry form: free verse.

Image from Pixabay.

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Follow You Down

Raindrops

Every delay,
Each disappointment
Brought you so low
And crushed all your dreams.
No dove on the wing
Could sing you a rainbow
While you cried in misery.
For better or worse,
You were my destiny;
Even so, I did not try
To follow you down
To your network of pain.
I saw the astonishing
Pattern in the storm
And how the harsh lashings
Revealed beauty and warmth.
If only you could have waited
And played the long game.

~*~
Image from Lovethispic.
Poetry form: free verse.

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Oblivious

Blackbird crow tree green morning

Birdsong and wind chimes

Greet the breezy green morning

As storm clouds gather

~*~
Written for MMA Daily Haiku.
Poetry form: haiku.
Image from Pexels.

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Sequence [repost]

Universe stars space

Night sashays in late,
Flings a handful of stars on the table;
Don’t ask him where he’s been.

Daylight shines longingly on
As I watch the waves crest and crash;
Night sashays in late.

He thinks I should be satisfied
With a sliver of silvery moon—
Flings a handful of stars on the table.

A few hours of elemental bliss
Spiral out to the endless sea;
Don’t ask him where he’s been.

~*~

Inspired by Jim.

Poetry form: cascade.
Image source unknown.

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Twilight Lover

twilight stream trees

The times between
Day and night–
Dusky dreams,
Shadowed eyes–
When the ghosts
Come out to play
That’s when I hear
You call my name.

~*~

Image from Pixabay.
Poetry form: double quatrain.
Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt.

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Lemonade Days

Summer drinks passion fruit lemonade orange

I miss the days of lemonade,
Passion fruit, ice, and gin…
The lazy rhythm of the waves.

Searching for a spot of shade,
Popsicle dripping down my skin,
I miss the days of lemonade.

We walk with the stars ablaze;
Midnight ocean tempts us in.
The lazy rhythm of the waves

Makes it so easy to betray…
Slow seduction summer sin…
I miss the days of lemonade.

I miss the effervescent play,
Carefree kisses, roulette spins,
The lazy rhythm of the waves.

How fast the vibrant colors fade,
Erasing places where I’ve been.
I miss the days of lemonade
And the lazy rhythm of the waves.

~*~

Image from Pixabay.
Poetry form: villanelle
Written for Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge.

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Frozen [repost]

Cold purple dawn

You were wine and warm nights,
Fire-streaked sunsets,
Crackling conversation.
I was cold violet dawn,
Quiet morning walks,
Soft spongy footsteps.

I showed you the broken
Ice on the river,
Where the mud ugly water
Flowed underneath.
Sunlight shattered
Into rainbows on shards.

You left me soon after
For someone happy and chatty,
Picnics and laughter.
I return to the river–
It’s all frozen over.
The rainbows are gone.

~*~

Written for the Daily Echo
Image credit to Sue Vincent (RIP).

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Current Events [repost]

beach ocean sand surf waves rocks

Swirling under a butter sun,
Languidly I become
One with the current,
Ever circling.
This luminous pool,
Loops through my lazy reverie.
Vaguely aware I am losing
Some essential identity,
A separateness
That makes me, me,
I vow to forsake this place.
Yet the heady siren’s call
To blend into the cool blue thrall,
The glassy-eyed sameness,
Whispers my name.
I know a belonging
Even while longing
To stand alone and free,
Without worrying whom to please.
But which path to peace?

~*~

Inspired by Rory’s sheeple post.
Image is mine.
Poetry form: free verse.

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Reaching [repost]

Trees and clouds at dawn

Desolate, I walked until the cold
Numbed the marrow of my bones.
The clouds roamed so restlessly,
But I trudged East stone by stone–
Long past time I headed home.
Hours passed and a flash of gold
Showed me that tomorrow had come;
Shadows danced across the road
As I retraced my way to yesterday.
The tree I knew since I was born
Was skeletal now, weak, and shorn;
It trembled in the early morn,
Branches reaching not to me,
But to something I could not see.

~*~

Written for the Daily Echo.
Image credit to Sue Vincent (RIP).

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Moonglow

misty mountain lake

This is the place, the old ones say,
Where moonglow bathes the lake,
And an unearthly shimmer shines
Beyond the towering pines.
They say a spaceship landed here,
In a dark, despairing year,
Right where the coral poppies bloom–
Bereft of sun, they thrive in gloom.
Bury your treasure, gems and gold,
And it will be increased sevenfold.

I think it’s worth a try, don’t you?
Meet you there at half past two.

~*~

Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt.
Image by Saonetop from Pixabay.
Poetry form: rhyming quatrains.

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