iron leaves

guidance comes on the shoulders
of mountain tops

a reliance

on the love living inside my fingertips
short, and stout

they speak to me of dreams, unseen

a reality
forged from iron leaves
while the fragrance of love always makes me believe

in you, my love

Can you see me through the pain inside the loving breeze?

I can see you too.

it’s here, my love
where I will always wait for you


Photo by ArtTower, Pixabay


#poetry, #connection, #contemplation, #guidance, #healing, #heart, #introspection, #leaves, #life, #love, #nature, #pain, #poem, #poems

the moon’s cusp

grass seed reminds me of
the inevitability

of time

skipping through fields, dusty
and wheat filled

as I grow through the earth’s crust, learning
I’m just enough

of the magic living inside the moon’s cusp

relating to me, another aspect
of the you

I see

it comes to me
while I lean into the garden of being

and transcend the pain I’ve been feeling


Photo by Prettysleepy, Pixabay


#poetry, #aspects, #connection, #earth, #healing, #heart, #hope, #introspection, #life, #love, #mind, #moon, #nature, #pain, #poem, #transcendence

cherry blossoms

grapes grow in the sky
while I rely upon the love living

inside
the blossoming cherry trees

they always seem so deliciously vibrant
and in touch with you and me

a love that’s lasted centuries
fills me with a smile, a glee

handed to me, you see?

a sunny afternoon, sitting among the flower beds

I digress, and dress in roses,
my best

laid suit
by the sun’s eyes, disguised

as I learn of the stars in your heart

while a love to me, at last
they impart


Photo by AnnaliseArt, Pixabay


#poetry, #cherry-blossoms, #connection, #emotions, #feeling, #flowers, #heart, #joy, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #romance, #time

Realization Dawns, Nominated for April Publication of the Month at Spillwords Press, and alight and aflame

I was excited to learn this week that my poem, Realization Dawns was nominated for April Publication of the Month at Spillwords Press. I am so honored by this nomination and want to thank Dagmara K and the entire team at Spillwords Press for continuing to support my work.

I would also like to thank each of you, as this nomination is a direct result of your kindness, generosity, friendship, and unwavering support. You each inspire me to be the best I can be, and I appreciate you very much.

Voting for the April Publication of the Month closes on April 29.

I would be honored if you would go here and vote. Thank you!

alight and aflame

displays are on the screen
and behind them are clouds seen

as mysteries continue to pour into me

of a love lingering in the rain
specks of dust are always the same

tiny fragments of being, they came

to me at last
while I let my heart open to the possibilities

of you, my love
dancing into the night, alight and aflame


Photo by Hansuan_Fabregas , Pixabay


#poetry, #connection, #contemplation, #dancing, #introspection, #life, #love, #mystery, #nature, #nomination, #poem, #publication-of-the-month, #spillwords-press, #time