By Design #photography #poetry

 

creeping vine

My eye captured the creeping vine

but it’s not mine this sweet design

colors well forth this time of year

awash in red the veins are clear

poinsettia

nature can’t lapse or lose its place

master’s  piece, no practiced trace

I only draw that which I see

you create from nothing, creator’s glee

pen and hand

Season’s Joy

Ulterior is my motive

To jingle bells

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Today’s prompt at Poet’s United Midweek Motif is Design. We see design everyday – where is your favorite place to look?

 

Nature’s Rush #poem

three rivers

Buying buying buying

setting out brown mulch

stones set  forest pathway

one list lest I forget

Raking raking raking

piles of sallow leaves

spreading forth the grass seeds

the ground at last is fed

sun’s smiling smiling smiling

before days grow short and cold

have I missed my timing

leaf piles already old

Gliding, twirling, rushing

for their fallen end

copper reds and yellows

dart about my head

Nature now is racing

the winner is at hand

blue skies,  oak leaves sailing

they’re running out of time

Hold back the cold and barren

furry creature’s job not done

a few more days, be patient

squirrels chase remaining fun

rivulets now are flowing

make a warm dry bed

winter chill is creeping

lay down your sleepy head

squirrel

colorful motion

leaves race drops to the ground

no time to blink

 

 

 

 

 

Changes #poetry #photography

golden gate pm

Gold with little rain

I drive through the veil of yesterday

hoping little has changed

I can’t quite see behind

I see tracings of what lies ahead

the giants in today’s sky

are the least of what I dread

San Francisco and the Northern Bay area (of California) will always be considered home. I dont like seeing the changes that the drought has wrought on the state. I like seeing less the effects the drought is having on nature. Wildlife is driven into the cities in search of food and water. The deer are beautiful (though quite lean); the mountain lions a little less desirable.

The Daily Post Challenge for this week is Change.

Found in the Forest #poetry #photography

forest path

I stop… mesmerized

sunshine reaches down

they’re holding hands

radiance from the ground

I stand… reaching

with my eyes

I soak in warmth

kneel where nature lies

I breathe…silence

listen to holy teaching

never quite the same

for truth I’m always seeking

forest leaf

Sharing with the poets at Poet’s United – Sunday’s Poetry Pantry always has room for more poets to share their work.

All the Colors #photography

dawns colors

Have you ever looked upon day

just before the curtains are drawn

there is in magnificent display

spectrum’s delight as we gaze upon dawn

The WordPress DP Photochallenge is always a great way to start the weekend – why not join in on Roy G Biv?