Tagged with spring

POWER WALKING

POWER WALKING

That lady that power walks with her three dogs yells at them too much. That’s mean. I see her not only walking past my house, but when I’m out and about in other areas of town. She covers a distance! Walking head high with fists up and chest out, her stride is regimented and precise. … Continue reading

DRUM SONG

DRUM SONG

yesterday was here now today it’s gone ya see tomorrow’s round the bend before we know for you and me and then will come the spring from now til then most anything that’s how it’s gonna be so who’s to say there’s any way to stop the hands of time? from moving forward can’t ya … Continue reading

TOWN SQUARE

TOWN SQUARE

Where do I start? Right here I guess. For a lack of anywhere better. The coffee hasn’t yet kicked in so I’m moving a little slow and for some reason the cat is particularly clingy at the moment- he’s sitting right under my feet. He just ate his breakfast and it won’t be long now before … Continue reading

ROBINS

ROBINS

Ice storm and robins That’s unexpected They’re making a ruckus Well for robins that is As frozen rain hastily drops I forgot to listen to the weather They don’t make a sound Well not with their throats But they lift and they swoop Their wings flutter about Much more than in May How they will … Continue reading

HARDLY BEEN LIGHT

HARDLY BEEN LIGHT

march is on its way i’ve been waiting a long time well no not really well i always wait and it does seem so with such a cold, dead winter and a dark one too there’s hardly been light but there’s more lately in the mornings when i wake and after dinner the day’s go … Continue reading

MANUSCRIPTLAND

MANUSCRIPTLAND

Time to get sloppy and down to the nitty-gritty. This year I started a “two weeks on, two weeks off” kind of thing. “Two weeks on” submitting poetry and fiction manuscripts for writers residencies (which is priority), as well as book publishers, a couple of contests, greeting card outfits, plus the ongoing handful of smaller, independent … Continue reading

NOW ONLY COMES ONCE

NOW ONLY COMES ONCE

sixty-six more days that’s how many it is now days till spring that is i’m counting them down i usually do every year around this time so i’m starting now but now only comes once right? i mean this moment when there’s sixty-six more days till it’s finally here? spring twenty-thirteen sixty-five more days that’s … Continue reading

OH WINTER SOLSTICE

OH WINTER SOLSTICE

oh winter solstice i’m happy you’re coming back in just a few days i love when you come and i’m sitting here waiting not that it matters i don’t have a choice whether i like it or not you come like clockwork when it gets too dark every day even more so you come to … Continue reading

FALL TO THE GROUND

FALL TO THE GROUND

To me it’s about death. It’s over. The balmy and comfy weather. The light. My year. The fun. I’m tricked by the colors oh so vibrant and where I live there seems every color imaginable. I’m scared because this signifies the coming of the cold and dark time. There’s nothing new under the sun and … Continue reading

DORMANT

DORMANT

 it’s not dead your sparkle inside although you can’t see now that things will be different it’s so cold now and dark and just frozen and grim all is dormant. please take heart soon enough things will get better it’s a law of the universe and much bigger than you mark these words your future is certain and your spirit … Continue reading

DON’T THINK I’VE A POINT

DON’T THINK I’VE A POINT

It’s been a long, dark and cold winter and I’m more than delighted it’s spring. Now mind you, we’ve really only had a couple of days of any REAL winter this year, although it was hard to tell. That may have been a couple of days in January —oh yeh— and a few hours of snow … Continue reading