Looking back with the hinterland of hindsight, That which seemed like plight’s drawbridge – A trebuchet, a catapult, an ark, a refuge, A new creation on its maiden flight; A dove in unclouded twilight.
Uh oh The weather outside is zero Feels like snow, you know. Uh Oh, gotta go Fit a set of snowplows as tires On the charioteer, 2005 LeSabre And, a stir stick for her windshield – To wisk away frost, ice and snow Like trademark Frappuccinos Ordered at drive-thru windows. Uh oh gotta go ShoppingContinue reading “Uh Oh – A Poem”
Expectant doors in cornice trim Miter hope in architrave frames. Persistent will, opens and close To Janus’ porchlight porticoes Drafting a sanctum in the heart Built to order on Elysium’s lot.
Sunrise’s poses in the frame of the horizon, Snapping lounging leaves basking in the sun. Nature’s colors emblazon autumn’s canvas, Hoisting easels to paint Gaia’s masterpiece; Dipping branched brushstrokes of conifer, In wadding pools of rooted juniper.
In flourishing red plumage a nation’s image; Scarlet ibis, winged icon, a nation’s heritage: Where spinach leaves cook-up rice with okra Steam, ripe breadfruit roasted in coal embers. Outside fire pits tend boiling corn in thyme, Like calypso tunes spinning in spicy rhyme. Coconut water vendors serve up sweet treats, As passersby sheltering October rains,Continue reading “Scarlet Ibis – A Poem”
When uncertainty pours life’s shattered beaker When normalcy, once was a friend; now a stranger And comfort’s companion; unsweetened comfiture. When building the temple of an expected future – Like jackhammering Herculean rock to Poseidon – Chisels invisible smoke into sculptures hidden. But – Blazing a new trail has never been, nor, ever is easyContinue reading “Unimagined Eden – A Poem”
It is tricky to predict a storm Yet, birds and fowl, us inform. Even before the clouds warn, They hunker, feathers tight When not a drop is in sight. Hours later, when all is quiet – Jupiter’s thunder stirs the night, ‘Til heaven baristas the firmament. Yet, spin-drying their feathers Like twirling dervish dancers, BirdsContinue reading “How marvelous – A Poem”
Fall colored leaves, stars on the tundra’s curb: If branches were sages; leaves their proverbs; Leaflets oracles proclaiming their ring lineage Etched in the waters of their striated foliage. Perhaps, fall leaves are nature’s patterned socks, A kindness nature weaves from the season’s fabric, Grounding our affections in warm quilted garbs As trees elevate perennialContinue reading “Patterned Socks – A Poem”
To be so wrapped in the wool blanket of fall And thus, not feel the air nip at October’s heel Its warmth, swaddles ballads birthed from the quill Like marshmallow stanzas in winter hot chocolate Melting rhyme in the coat of arms of Plantagenets Each sip, a toast to a soliloquy on yesterday’s sonnets.
Colors that startle Colors that dazzle Colors to accessorize Colors that harmonize. Beyond ultraviolet most cannot see Of what then is the color of visibility; Of what hue the mind’s invisibility Of what transparency insight Of what spectrum thought.