Promised Land

  This is from an historical novel I am working on - enjoy and comment on how to improve - context is that Lizzie has her newest daughter-in-law, Mary, living with her as her son, George, is serving in the Navy at Pearl Harbor 1944.  Lizzie is telling these stories through memory/flashback and diary entries … Continue reading Promised Land


Spring blew a kiss into the sky Winter caught it in her winds and blustered Spring sprinkled warm sunlight everywhere Winter tried to hide it with her puffed up clouds Spring poured sweet perfumes of fresh cut grass and daffodil blooms across the valley Winter inhaled and sneezed a cold breeze across her snow drenched … Continue reading KISS OF SPRING

Sunrise Artist

With the sky as his canvas He holds a palette of light and moist vapors in the crook of his right elbow He uses his breath to pour out subtle hues on the edges of clouds formed by his left hand He strokes the sun to ever so slowly lift its light and he calls … Continue reading Sunrise Artist

Harbor Life

Boats, yachts, Fishing vessels and sailboats An array of dreamy Names painted in various script Starlight, Ocean Hunter, Desire, Yvonne and so many others on the bow or stern announcing the clever and thoughtful uniqueness of its owner or captain Swaying chains and rolls of nets Piles of well- used crab pots and knotted ropes … Continue reading Harbor Life

Spring Marching In

Spring marching into a warm afternoon announcing her intentions to stay awhile Hysterical seagulls chuckling and chortling as thy swoop in with a colorful kite circling above Giggling children squealing in high pitched voices chasing one another through the park and sliding down for the hundredth time The warmth of the sun mixing with the … Continue reading Spring Marching In

Let spring win

Lapping waves splash playfully against the sides of boats in the harbor. Gently swaying in the constant current. Flapping wings of a manic duck skipping over the gentle ripples Seagulls in tandem catching wind currents up then down then up again soaring and swooping as they chuckle to each other Islands outlined in misty thin … Continue reading Let spring win

Writers Block

Time set aside To write whatever pours out To open yourself to Feedback Critique Constructive criticism And to offer the same to others Vulnerablity Tom who writes horror Bob who could be my grandpa Retired and unemployed and fully employed Passionate Particular Peculiar Eccentric Nancy and Chloe and David Holland and Mary and others with … Continue reading Writers Block

Seasonal Nursery Rhyme

Ring around a rosy moon Pockets full of mittened hands Twilight sky in hues of blackened blues Cold breath creating vapor clouds that drift in the crisp breeze, freezing tear-cicles in my eyes Twinkles of little starlight dance amongst the parted skies revealing remnants of snowmen fading into lawns surrounded by buds longing to burst … Continue reading Seasonal Nursery Rhyme

Gold Medal Winter

Granite clouds drip golden honey sunbeams Sagging barn window fills with with liquid golden sunlight Slate islands form puzzle pieces on the horizon edged in golden ripples Bare poplar giants reach into the golden light as brisk winds blow across fields of untouched, pristine snow reflecting golden shimmers Winter pours out her heart in aching … Continue reading Gold Medal Winter

Mid February Beauty

Richness of crystal blue sky Paled by feathered clouds Hazy across gray blue olympics layered behind islands of the San Juan’s Subtle ripples form in the stillness of placid salt water bay Interrupted by coast guard waves and frigid breezes wafting crisp refreshment Tentative sea gulls edging closer to people who may throw a scrap … Continue reading Mid February Beauty