‘Cyber’ me this

Many moons ago, I started this blog… began organizing and publishing my writing, and working on setting down observations and feelings, this life, so generously, offers up.

Although I waffle between red and white now, the title still reminds me, of the warmth and brevity I felt, when I copied my first poem from paper to post. 

In this cyberspace world, we have learned we are only limited by the depth and width of our thinking, and our lack of knowledge. We can virtually, be anywhere, just by closing our eyes.

Funny, it’s always been like that. It’s just so vast now…

We attempt to cram so much information into our minds in a day,
perhaps we have lost trust in our own vision, forgotten how to give surprise and wonder a place in our reality…

*Pretty – Doxy

Pretty – Dictionary definition: Pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing


Can’t we simply be … pretty?

Quiet worries.
Keep meandering tragic influences
at bay,
by behaving … pretty

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*Poetic Earth Month, (& exciting new form) Challenge – Distances & Magnitude

 New Form Challenge     villanelle

*Write a poem about an experience that is very close or small, the way the ferry, the pocket, and the orange are to the ferry rider in the poem.  North on the Illahee Ferry Every few lines, pull back and consider the far distance or vastness that supports the possibility of this close or small experience.

*Poetic Earth Month’ Challenge Lost Love

*Write a love or friendship poem that captures a sense of loss.
Include both:
• some kind of natural element
• some kind of human-made element

she lost her love.
daring down roads
once travelled,
she inhales the dust
with sweet remembrance,
squeezing the life out of life.

*Tweetspeak Community ‘Poetic Earth Month’ Challenge


*‘Poetic Earth Month’ Challenge Ode To Food

*Write a prayer for or an ode to a food item you are about to eat or already ate today. 

Golden ‘mais’ you move me
you love a joyful tumble
wherever there’s hot air

‘cuz you know it’s going to change you
and, how much I’m going to love you

I can make you anywhere,
and when your fragrance fills the air …
I can take you anywhere,
I want to make new friends!


**Tweetspeak Community ‘Poetic Earth Month’ Challenge


*‘Poetic Earth Month’ Challenge How to Age A Tree

*Write a poem that ages a tree through memory. It could be a tree from your childhood. Or it could be a tree that’s been part of your adulthood. Consider looking up details about your chosen tree—its scientific and common names, where it grows best, its history, etc.

I passed your stroller, while riding in mine
our mothers’ ‘smiled’ at one another …
checking out the hair, nails and dress each wore
on that first summer day
we barely met

summer turned to fall and
the leaves turned fiery red,
reminding us to take one last look
before they die

I watched winter through the window

learning to stand tall
as the tree we met under,
when we were really small

in spring, we ran to meet
to speak our hearts,
whispers through the leaves of our tree
no taller than we …

turns out, our tree was a baby
like us, when we met
and like our love, still rooting strong,
our tree grows right along




**Tweetspeak Community ‘Poetic Earth Month’ Challenge

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