Summer Break

My posting over the summer will be sparse, so if you’re missing my poetry, please consider buying my book! Just click on the picture. Thank you.

My first complete poetry collection.

My first complete poetry collection.

 

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Lunch Break

Pigeons flutter at my feet,
their squeak
a laugh between them,
something which
carries over to me
as you can see
by the smile on my face.

Others in the park
treat me like a bird
psychic, their eyes
so wide you’d think
I was stuck in a meeting
with them:

Excuse me Miss P,
I need the report
pronto… didn’t Mr. P
survey the effects
of migration
from the north
on keeping a mate?

But really, I’m just
sitting still on this bench
enjoying the spring day
while you eat lunch.

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Poetic Inspiration~ The Sunday Whirl: pigeons, mate, flutter, stuck, laugh, smile, face, report, survey, need, meeting, north, treat, squeak

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Interpretation

“Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”
~Jean Paul

 

We all see the same moon
in the same night,
a center point of light
in a mixed-up life.

The same music shines
through ears of what we hear- -
the same notes, the same song.

A girl next door dwells in pity
listening over and over again
to the same notes, the same song
squeezing tears, a drip in wine
ruing over all the lovers
she’s lost in time

as someone else across the way
dances in her room
over and over again
to the same notes, the same song
fast, fast, faster,
“gotta burn more calories,
show everyone else
something other than
the (same) way I always feel.”

We all see the same moon
in the same night,
a center point of light
in a mixed-up life.

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Poetic Inspiration: dVersePoetics~It’s Quotable

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some things are hard to replace

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“I’m looking for purple vincas,”
Dad says each Tuesday
when we make our rounds
from nursery to nursery,
this new bond we’ve formed
these past two months
since Mother’s death.

“Trucks come in each week,
keep checking back,”
they’d say at first, but now
before we make it through the gates
they just shake their heads, “not yet.”

So we get back in the car,
drive off to the next place
where I learn something new
about gardening with success
in Southeast Texas.

“Not many flowers
survive year round
around here,” he says.
“My purple vincas made it
through three winters,
but the last one killed them.”

“I’m sure we’ll find some, Dad.”
Then all is silent.

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Poetic Inspiration~Claudia @ dVersePoets Meeting the Bar: Conversation/Dialogue in Poetry

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Blackbird

Written on the blackbird’s wings,
etched within its eyes: life

that in a broken moment rings
darkness, veil of night.

Arise, thy soul, fly free,
arise among the dead.

Fear not the light you see,
embrace the warmth instead.

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Poetry inspiration:
The Sunday Whirl~ blackbird, night, broken, wings, life, moment,
arise, eyes, free, light, see, dead

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College Days

They used to say
Highway 21 goes two ways- -
Austin <- -> College Station,
but to me they served each other well.

Driving back and forth on weekends
became the norm, 6th Street
more my style for Friday night
than The Chicken
&
the path between the two,
a mindless pass- -
all I’d see were cows and clouds
between stopping points for beer.

Once I was pulled over
for trailing a line
of speeders.
By the time the cop reached me,
all I had to do was point to a rainbow
&
he agreed- -
it was much too pretty
not to notice.
Then he let me go.
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Prompt Inspiration: dVersePoets- Poetics: Rhythm of the Road

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ANNOUNCEMENT

My first poetry book has just been released!

My first poetry book has just been released!

Click on pic, if you’d like.

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PROMPT #151 – “IMAGES AND IDEAS”: GUEST HOST – LAURIE KOLP

Laurie Kolp:

Honored to be guest host this week. Check it out. I also have a very special announcement.

Originally posted on CREATIVE BLOOMINGS:

POET AND PHOTOGRAPHER LAURIE KOLP

POET AND PHOTOGRAPHER
LAURIE KOLP

This week we travel back to Texas to tap our next Guest Host. As you will read, she is an accomplished and well published poet and photo artist. I am happy to help her announce that her first full poetry collection,  Upon the Blue Couch, was released just yesterday. See the link below and learn about Laurie Kolp’s accomplishments. And as always, thank you Laurie for your help this week!

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Laurie Kolp lives in Southeast Texas with her husband of 15 years, three kids and two dogs. Although she was born with Irish and German blood, her native tongue is poetry. She writes in a 3 by 5 corner, one wall an outlook visited quite often by cardinals, mourning doves, grackles and blue jays. The other side open to eyes behind her head always watching the goings on of her family. This type…

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