Love Her #earthday #poetry

A brush, my fingers are entranced

inhaling rich loamy soil

time upon time ago what were you?

acorns found a safe harbor

limbs created wind breaker

mules with plows toiled

deer on fallen leaves pranced

I kneel beneath arbor

I hold today’s beauty

before she …

becomes rooted with her maker

 

It is Earth Day – time to care for  the ground we live on

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A Day With Orange #photography #haiku

rising warmth

does more than grow in trees

morning greeting

juice

The DP Photo Challenge this week is Orange. Orange warms us and refreshes even on the coldest of days.

My Friend the Tree #childhood #poetry #photography

those trees

Once

a friend was a tree

sometimes it was a “she”

while other times it was a “he”

I

looked up to you

and I sang to my heart’s content

you never minded all the time that we spent

Had

you a person been

you would have complained

when on your limbs I climbed and played

A

little sappy

I liked how your leaves sang

you’d tickle me as I’d swing and hang

Tall

like a mighty ship

I could spy from the highest tip

trying to keep my feet from a serious slip

Friend

 you never told secrets

I could hide when I was afraid

memories in your golden boughs I would never trade

one fall leaf

The prompt for Poet’s United Mid-week Motif is Trees.

What memories do you have as a child in the trees????

In #atozchallenge #poetry #photography

i

I looked in to you

waving in the breeze

a smile big as the sun

climbing with my knees

laying beneath you

in  your big shadow

nature’s bed at my command

sand between my toes

I ate from your fruit

white and juicy meat

hardest nut I’d cracked

my mess’n wasn’t neat

 

 

“A thousand words will not so deep an impression make as one deed.”

~Henrik Ibsen

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Imagery: is the name given to the elements in a poem that spark off the senses. Despite “image” being a synonym for “picture”, images need not be only visual; any of the five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell) can respond to what a poet writes.

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Autumn Stripped Bare #photography


“My sorrow,when she’s here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be. she loves the bare, the withered tree, she walks the sodden pasture lane.” ~Robert Frost

This Week’s picture and quote prompt  provided by Ese is bare. Autumn a fitting time for bare and black and white.

Photography the copyrighted work of L. Moon 2013

 

Captivated by another place #poetry #photography

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In the world of trees

when not as high as your knees

I sang a song

nature sang along

In storms and gales

I’d raise the sails

the salty mist

was my first kiss

by light of  books and art

I’d play my harp

and dream of places

magnificent horse races

the places I love

are rapturous above

and far below

where beasts bellow

The imagination vivid

where I’ve oft lived

where worlds unfold

endless stories told

This poem inspired by Sherry over at Poet’s United her prompt today “A favorite place you love”

poets united

Photograph: Life of a tree © 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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