Monday, April 30, 2012

Wild Daisy


Geometric sunshine
Spring symmetry
Bouncing beauty
Mysterious masterpiece
Smiley face
Speaking of fun!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Red Bloom

Figure skater 
In fabulous costume
Olympic starlet 
Gliding on ice 
To the rushing rhythm 
Music!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Raindrops


Spring Blossom
By Jordyn Rayne Hollis

Raindrops, Raindrops,
Dripping from the petal tops,
Flower crowned with gold
New not old!

Springing from the stem,
Sparkling like a gem.
Skirt of purple twirled.
Joy to the world!




Guest poet today is my granddaughter, Jordyn, age seven.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Berry Berry

Merry Cherry
Apple Berry
Where have you gone?

Blueberry, Strawberry
Blackberry, Raspberry
Gooseberry, Mulberry

Very Berry
Beautiful and Bright.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

daisies

Lemony gumdrops
Served on white
Paper doilies.
Celebration! 
Spring treat
For 
Winter-starved hearts.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Phoebe

Spring has come
When the Phoebe 
Sings
Outside my window.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Gerbera Daisy

Daisy Days
Sure to please!
Try this amazing recipe:
Seeds 
Soil
Showers
Sunshine
Stir.
Surprise!


Monday, April 23, 2012

pink

Pale pink palace
For a butterfly
Or a ladybug.
***
Fragile frilly feather
Of a flower.


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Guinea Feather

Familiar
Fuzzy
Filamentous
Fine
Fancy
Fletcher of flocks
*
Feather
**
Futuristic
Fluffy
Filigreed
Flying
Fantastic
Feat of engineering
*
Feather
**

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Blue

Sky
Ocean
Turquoise
Sapphire
Blueberries
Jay 
Indigo
Peacock.


Friday, April 20, 2012

Green

Green 
Explodes from 
The brown earth.
Suddenly
The ground bursts 
With 
Green stems,
Leaves, flowers.
A miracle of 
Renewal.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Poco

Life is sweet
When you have 
A friend
Who visits you
And 
Scratches behind your ears.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

White Piece

Green
And
White 
Pieces
Of 
Spring's
Surprising
Jigsaw 
Puzzle.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Gift Wrapped

Iris wrapped in soft filmy tissue paper
A gift,
A promise,
A treasure.
"Stop and smell the roses," 
They said.
Only roses? and miss iris?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Canadian

In the woods
Mother Goose
Stays low and still
Guarding her clutch
Against coyotes, skunks, bobcats,
Snakes, raccoons, dogs, 
And me.
Her feathered nest 
High and dry
Warm, perfect, through
Rain and storm
Dark of night
God helps;
He painted her.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wild Blackberries

Pink and white 
Petals
Each heart tipped with gold
Like fancy ruffled lace
 On a green quilt 
Hung to air on a barbed-wire clothesline 
On display for God 
And me this
Morning.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Soft Rose

Graceful
Like a timid woman 
Wearing a soft white 
Bonnet
Watching over her children
While they sleep.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Bark Beetle

God hides this beetle on tree bark.
He hides me in the cleft of the Rock. 
I am safe with Him.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Paintbrushes

A grandson's hands and heart
Gather me
Wildflowers 
From a country ditch
Living jewels
More precious than 
Gold!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Apple In Waiting

In July
This speckled Beauty
Will be plucked from its stem
And stuffed into a little girl's pocket 
To have its sweet/sour juice 
Sucked and sipped
While savoring 
A good storybook.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Garden Fairy

Never been one for 
Lawn ornaments
Never been one
For the frills,
Yet in my summer 
Garden this year
My heart to this
Whimsy thrills. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Green Flowers

 Catkins 
Green strands of pollen
Like jade ropes
Hanging 
from 
Sets of pecans
Oh my!
Here are enough 
For a Pie.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Calla Lillies

Cups to catch rain
To hold rain
Water, 
Precious commodity,
I understand the shape
But why did God paint you 
Such a color?

Friday, April 6, 2012

Yellow Roses

Song to a summer afternoon.
Yellow roses
Like miracles of sunlight.
Lemon pudding 
Stirred to soft perfection,
Spooned into a deep green plate.
Sprinkled with grated orange peel. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Three pansies

Like three little girls 
Sisters
Bright sweet sisters
 Jaelyn, Josie and Yani.
Two hide in behind the bold one
Two wait for their chance to show 
Rosy dresses
They curtsy in time.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sunset from the Porch

From the porch swing I watch night come
A drama of light and dark.
All drama needs music.
The music is a chorus of tree-frogs
Sweet chirping of birds
Songs of the mockingbird
Lullaby of cicadas
Music that comforts souls 
Music that softens the pains and strife of day.
Music to rest by.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Red Leaf

Blood veins
Pumping life to the tips of green.
Etching from memory 
A path
Etching spidery music, 
Fit for summer mornings
 And lazy hot afternoons

Monday, April 2, 2012

Asparagus

Spring shoots purple green tips 
into the fresh soft air 
Asparagus 
An almost free food
No work,
No waiting,
No worry, 
No coddling
Up she jumps 
Ready for the plate!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Rose in Bloom

A swirl of pink satin uncurling to the sunlight
Clothing the mystery inside every flower
Mystery of creation
Mystery of life
Dressed in color and silk.