Dipping Into the Unknown #haiku #photography #eyesofachild

water child

dipping in unknown

my fingers long to feel

what my heart longs for

*

what my heart longs for

galaxy and more away

beauty of beyond

*

beauty of beyond

one can only imagine

dipping in the unknown

Have you ever had a longing for something you cannpt quite grasp or understand? Carpe Diem has a great prompt today “Longing for the Unknown”

Sepia Tear #poetry #photography #loss

 
 
her book

sepia were the tears

that fell

upon an old dog-eared page

too numerous to collect

so he turned them into words

*

sepia were the tears

welled up

in a sons loving eyes

conveying but a whisper

of years that had been lost

*

sepia were the tears

 upon my cheek

the day my eyes beheld

a journey of pain

intermingled with drops of love

 
This poem is inspired by a story told/ a journey of a fellow blogger, photographer, sojourner in a sepia world. The journey he shares too poignant to not shed a tear. Read his story  (Frizztext) and tell me if you don’t feel the same.
 

Each Day a Miracle #haiku #photography #nature

happy

Contagious laughter

life giggles as it just begins

daily miracle

azalea

Daily Miracle

opens wide in the summer

welcoming the sun

Welcoming the sun

miracles seen and unseen

each day’s  horizon

The last prompt for July at Carpe Diem  “Miracle” finishes off a month of reflections inspired by Paulo Coehlo

Photography: “Happy”, “Azalea”, “Angle of Today” © images by L. Moon 2013

Child’s Play #poetry #children #photography

happychild's play

sweet bubbling laughter

discovery light’s each day

catch the song of a child

as he delight’s in simple play

Photography: “Happy Boy” “Child’s Play” ©L. Moon

Daily Prompt: From the Gut

 http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/daily-prompt-joyful/

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What of Life? #questions #poetry #photography

To know everything implies that I know something

“what” I ask of myself  “do I know”?

When the sails of life luff I may not be going anywhere

When the umpire emphatically cries “You’re out!” – I am

When the doctor tells me I have cancer I have no questions

What about those times in which I know nothing?

When the first  thunder booms can I get under cover in time?

When a patient squeezes my hand  for the last time is there more I could have done?

When my child makes a bad decision can I change it?

But there are those moments…

when feathery leaves dance with the dawn, I can’t contain the wonder

when a young dolphin squeals as if it is laughing, I must laugh

when I’m held lovingly through  life’s storms, I am comforted

“no” I answer myself  “I do not know anything”

with each day I cherish life and people a bit more…

At Poet’s United,  Verse First Kim Nelson has prompted the poet today. In Writing Down the BonesNatalie Goldberg says, “In writing you can know everything.” So today, be omniscient. Be a know-it-all, an expert; be the last word. Write a poem with a voice of authority.

Here is my last word then – I have to agree with those who have gone before me “The older I get the less I know.”

Photograph: “The Last “Ha” © L. Moon 2013

The Forest or the Trees? #wordpress #dailypost #poetry #photography

When you gaze out your window (literally or figuratively) do you see the forest or the trees????

three rivers canvas

Run my fingertips through mossy hair

flick water drop rainbows toward the sky

inhale your loamy essence

run my hands over your rocky surfaces

grasp the prisms of  sunlight

listen to your voice as you rush by

…and all the time long to be a tree by your banks

The question above is the prompt for the Daily Post at WordPress. What do you see????

Photography: “Three Rivers for canvas” copyright L. Moon 2012. This photo I gave an oil painting rendering (using paint.net) to see what it would look like on a canvas. Nature’s textures are so pronounced.

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Zeek #atozchallenge #napowrimo

Aug Zeek 012

Happy boy

you melt our hearts

we hold you tight

against the dark

for leopards prowl

too close it seems

and safety’s watch

in your sweet dreams

grow up big

stalwart and tall

a man of grace

who will not fall

This poem is for my cousin “Zeek” who was abandoned at a hospital door. His parents had been hoping and praying for a little boy to join their happy family.

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This year for  A to Z challenge, I am using the Nautilus as my inspiration all month. The shell has many chambers (at least enough to fit all the letters.)  You will find poetry,  You will find some dark stuff (as I am attempting to branch into the horror genre), You will also see a smattering of short stories or prose (some with children in mind) others as lessons that we can all learn from. I look forward to  meeting you and getting to know some talented writers over this month long writing journey. Please check over at the A to Z challenge and see what they are up to; they are a fine bunch of folks.