First Best Friends

My daughter left today My very best friend Moving forward Life's journey My mom is in the hospital My first best friend Moving forward Life's journey I cleaned out my daughters room Childhood memories and piles of artwork mixed with more piles of seventeen years of school assignments Some I tossed without a care. Others … Continue reading First Best Friends

Glorious Sunset Moonrise

The shoreline is quickly crowded with viewers rushing toward a dazzling sunset Cameras snapping over and over as others sit quietly basking in the glow of red, orange, and yellow streaks across the sky There is a holiness to the hush as the sun dips into the sea and as if on a pulley, the … Continue reading Glorious Sunset Moonrise

Garden Fireworks

Garden fireworks ignited by radiant sunset beams Bursting with vibrant arrays of red, pink, yellow, and orange Garden candy sweetened with nectar for the honeybees to engorge their striped bellies, intoxicated Dahlias delightful celebration of summer ending. Welcoming fall with flamboyance ©Belindabotzong2018

Welcome Back Autumn

The winds of change are blowing Leaves tumble and twirl in delight Autumn arrives with a wet kiss on summer's cheek Refreshing the earth, the air, my soul Days darken sooner with a refreshing coolness Night lingers longer with a crispness in the morning breeze Welcome back Autumn! ©Belindabotzong2018

Sunrise

I sit and watch the river meander - Twisting and turning down the path of least resistance - Swirling past boulders to create a churning mosaic reflecting the sky - Maples with floppy yellow leaves release helicopter seeds swirling and spinning in the gentle mountain breezes - Dew drops sparkle, clutching the edges of the … Continue reading Sunrise

I Saw Myself

I saw myself today 30 years ago a newlywed In that cabin across the river Where I sat for hours watching the currents sweep over the boulders Time spent with my lover in solitude and adventure with dreams of the future and contented pleasure. I saw myself today 20 years ago a mom of two … Continue reading I Saw Myself

Seeking Serenity

Construction noise overrides the ripples of the river Traffic sounds pulse over the chirping birds I long for silent serenity Not deafness to the world around me Not solitude that separates me from loving Or creates insensitivity to the needs of others But solace in the sitting and pondering and praying Waiting for a peaceful … Continue reading Seeking Serenity

Morning in Leavenworth

Bright face of sunshine rises above Hues of pine, spruce, and fir against Cerulean sky backdrop Lazy, shallow, dark currents of river caress boulders and ripple over pebbles Meandering toward the sea in no hurry to leave this place of rich beauty Flocks of birds call out musical notes Trills like flutes and squawks in … Continue reading Morning in Leavenworth