eXplanation #elderlyissues #atozchallenge

“Can you tell me?” “What would you like to know?” With Dementia we often will be asked the same questions every shift or 10 times every shift. I find the more confused a client is the more they can loop around a similarity. “When is my friend Felicia coming?” “We called. She’s on her way?”Continue reading “eXplanation #elderlyissues #atozchallenge”

Cherry Margarita #haiku #spring #haibun

  I sit behind closed doors. Drawing pictures of ballet dancers in pink .  Crumpled piles of discards about my feet. I’m reminded of cherry blossoms in spring. They dance through the cobwebs in my head and I am outside in spring’s kaleidoscope with no Co-Vid. *** Infused with sunshine cherry blossoms kiss still watersContinue reading “Cherry Margarita #haiku #spring #haibun”

Doing… And Loving It #amwriting #science #art #children #photography #Uganda

My pen drips fresh ink formulas for miles words in proper sync imagine children’s smiles I dip the point drawings lighten the load sheep “baa” pigs “oink” new merges with old words pour upon pad ideas in a storm can’t hold what I have I run out of proper form my pen drips ink tooContinue reading “Doing… And Loving It #amwriting #science #art #children #photography #Uganda”

An Invisible Dragon #atozchallenge #children #dragons

I’m breaking with my theme “Children” and poetry slightly for today. My pet dragon and his best friend Emily insisted. This is an excerpt from the book we are working on “Raising a dragon in the 21st Century.”     Today my class went on a cool field trip to the Air and Space Museum. ThereContinue reading “An Invisible Dragon #atozchallenge #children #dragons”

Draw Me #poetry #art

  it just takes one line followed by another color  then some more added and a smile or two give me a long neck or a furry mane four long legs or short will have to do teach me to draw show me to paint clay in my fingers don’t want to wait look atContinue reading “Draw Me #poetry #art”

Strengthened by Sorrow #poetry #art

sadness reign she clung to covers tear soaked rain daily same dark clouds pushed all hope away sun always went down * long for love little girls have fears never clear thunder claps no where to hide from sorrow storm so near * unbroken words never spoken standing tall don’t look back bright is tomorrow’s tokenContinue reading “Strengthened by Sorrow #poetry #art”

Too Late #tanrenga #poetry

This month at Chevrefeuille’s Haiku Kai we are challenged by the Tan Renga that short chained poem written by two poets. Here is the haiku by Buson for your inspiration to create the second stanza of this Tan Renga. the willow leaves fallen, the spring gone dry, rocks here and there © Yosa Buson (1716-1784) tearsContinue reading “Too Late #tanrenga #poetry”

Ikebana #haiku #art

  Living art nature creates new dimension paint jealous       Ikebana is a japanese art form using nature to create the art. The biennial Ikebana exhibit at the Torpedo Factory integrates art.  A backdrop  (painting)  enhances the live art. I improvised and used a human for my  live art and a painting ofContinue reading “Ikebana #haiku #art”

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