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

may this song be sung, Published at MasticadoresIndia

Recently, I was invited to be a regular contributor to MasticadoresIndia. I have accepted this invitation, and am very excited about this new opportunity. I would like to thank Terveen Gill, and the entire team at MasticadoresIndia, for thinking of me, inviting me to be a regular contributor, and always supporting my work. I am honored.

Here is an excerpt, of the first of two poems that will be published this month at MasticadoresIndia.

may this song be sung

tears are like open wounds
that never lie, on that, we can rely

and, try as we might

we are never truly sure,
only ever, may we relish in the fervor
of yesterday’s delight, pushing us further…

I would be honored if you would go here, and read the rest of my poem. Thank you!


Photo by PiotrZakrzewski, Pixabay


#poetry, #contemplation, #emotion, #feeling, #introspection, #life, #loss, #love, #masticadoresindia, #nature, #pain, #poem, #resilience, #standing

I call to the wind

in times of great distress, I call to the wind,
a friend, and constant companion when times are
grim

less known than before, part of the paradoxical
nature of love and loss,
shown

as part of a life lived

in its myriad fabrics and textures, feeling them with zeal,
I reel, and find a home in all
that’s real…

no hiding, now exposed, raw, vulnerable, and ready
to let go

of the pain, and sorrow, and simply sit in the magnificence
of love in all its shapes, and sizes,
bestowed…


I am at the Oregon coast this weekend, and it is beautiful. The above pic and poem were inspired by my time here, which I always treasure. Growing up by the ocean was a gift, and now living relatively close to the ocean once again fills my heart. Wishing you all a beautifully blessed Sunday, and coming week.


#beauty, #emotions, #feeling, #healing, #heart, #life, #loss, #love, #nature, #ocean, #open, #pain, #poem, #sea

the presence of love

loving is hard work, relating all we’ve known,
truth, and deep pain, resonates
the same…and,

sometimes

it does burn, scalding from within,
as we look up, transfixed, by the night sky,
cool, placid, not dim

we wonder

what’s hidden in those galaxies, far away, as we try,
offering solace to our hearts, giving those we love
another start, to

make their way into the galaxy next door, buried
in a love so deep, we often ignore, yet, opening up,
we create the possibility of another
shore

waves lapping upon the heart, cooling the burn, healing
the pain, and offering us more hope than
we can say…

experience, not at bay, only ever, the presence
of a love that will never stray, and
always stay…


Photo by WikiImages, Pixabay


#poetry, #emotion, #feeling, #galaxies, #healing, #heart, #introspection, #life, #love, #nature, #pain, #poem, #presence, #reflection