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

Lazy Summer Evening

Respite from the blistering heat of another summer day where everything moves slowly, even the sun as it lingers on the horizon before it melts into the edge of the sea. High tide laps lazily against the boulders and Slate blue waves ripple in the sunset shimmer The schooner Zodiac plies slowly along in the … Continue reading Lazy Summer Evening

Perfect Spring Morning

Blossoms and buds Awaken Brilliant red rhodie Perfect pink peony Bright blue rock seed Orange and yellow with purple splashes fill out spring’s palette Trills and tweets Twitters and sweet whistles Carrying tunes of joyful birds on wafts of morning breezes As they gather pieces of nesting treasures Coolness ahead of summer-like days Saltwater fragrances … Continue reading Perfect Spring Morning

Music of Spring

Finch plays her piccolo Flicker on percussion Robins join in soprano trills Hummingbird with her metronome Bees buzz in perfect harmony Sparrows round out the symphony in melodious notes Tones and tunes in perfect pitch Notes and measures played on queue All in praise of their maestro, conductor, creator The music of spring returns Pulling … Continue reading Music of Spring

Layers

Multi layered, Multi faceted Unseen layers Private thoughts Personal goals Hopes and dreams --- Hidden layers Hurt and loss Grief and memories Love and hate and passions subdued --- Intricate layers Ideas and inspirations Fears and triumphs Aspirations and ideals --- Outer layer Designed and scarred Unique and beautiful Ingrained with the fingerprint of God … Continue reading Layers

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

Life’s Journey

Sometimes life throws a curve ball Plans are diverted Hurts appear unplanned Disappointment shows up unannounced One thing is steady Unchanging Never wavering Unflinching Rock solid Hope and resilience Strength and determination Perseverance and persistence Leaning on the everlasting arms Jesus ©Belindabotzong2017 ◦