Thursday, May 31, 2012

Vine

New growth
Hairy beginning of leaves, 
Tendrils, 
Morning glory blooms.
Before they painted,
Dr. Suess and Picasso
Must have studied 
Garden art by the master artist,
God.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Peach Petals

Cup of melted gold
Color of a warm soft peach,
Pearly as the conch shell
On Grandma's bookshelf,
Wrapped in green leaves
Reaching for sunshine.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Garden Basket

Woven vines
Frame an airy space,
Room for carrots, squash, peppers
Carrier for produce
Apples, pears, ears of corn
Cradle for visions.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Soft Light

Soft light of morning
Rests on the bloom
Lightens my heart 
As it brightens the room.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Naptime

Never a bad time for a nap. 
Never can get too much rest.
Asleep in the car, coming home from the lake,
Certainly that's the best!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bright Eye

Christmas Cactus
Blooms in May
We'll pretend 
It's a holiday.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Crown Jewels

The queen of summer 
Wears a crown
A crown of golden posies.
Her cape is bright 
As summer light
With green lace to her toesies.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Candy

A pink as pink as
Cotton candy
Syrupy sweet on a green paper stick.
Marshmallow swirls and 
Sparkles the 
Twinkles in a child's delighted eyes.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuba


Shaped just like a tuba
A horn to lead the band
Purple blossom
Catches Sunlight
Sips rain
Plays melodies.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Potential

What is hidden inside a bud?
What secrets of life stir unseen?
What beauty tightly wrapped 
Grows there the petals in between?

What is it waiting there for? 
A word from God? A shaft of sunlight?
A pearl of dew or a droplet of rain?
Tells it the moment is right.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Susan Goes to Kindergarten

In a classroom by the roadway
This shy beginner stood
Just waiting for someone
To call her name.

She was a brand new blossom
Lost in a brand new place
Just too timid to reveal
Her lovely face.

Her yellow curls were tightly combed
Her skirt of green was pressed
Just a few short days till
She'll be teacher's pet.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Milkweed

Bright treasure
Pulsing like wildfire
By the pasture gate,
Drawing paper-white pawns 
And black knights,
Butterflies to your orange rooks.
Butterfly milkweed.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Jessie

When a  little girl finds music,
Her world opens, expands,
Her fingers find:
New paths to wander down,
New roads to dream along.
New corridors to explore,
New passageways to tomorrow.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Queen Anne's Lace

Flowers are poems themselves
Written in God's hand
Sent to touch our hearts
To make us understand

His love for us is priceless
Immeasurable and grand.
He wrote for us the prairie flowers
Love letters 'cross the land.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Jacob

Many flowers bloom on earth.
Many sweet songs are sung.
Many treasures men have found,
Countless stars God has hung.

Many bright treasures wash ashore
Many grand trees spread tall.
Many works of God's design,
Birds and beasts and all.

Nothing compares with one thing,
Nothing is half so fine
Nothing touches the winsome grin 
On the face of this grandson of mine!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Song of Summer

Birdsong 
For music, 
Dancers- bright butterflies,  
Blossoms the backdrop, 
Tree-frogs a chorus,
Cicadas for rhythm,
Sunshine the lighting,
Green leaves for curtains,
The Sweet Song of Summer,
Most wondrous production 
 Opened to grand applause,
Opened in glory,
Opened
On my lawn today.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Orchid White

Face bowed 
The
 Angel watches over
 Sleeping child.
 Halo glows softly. 
Wings curved over 
White-robed shoulders
  White, all white,
 No, pink!
Tinged with pink.
 Green, all green,
 And all white, 
All pink.
White orchid.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sweet

Strawberry Sweet
On chiffon cake
With
Ice Cream
Sweet, Sweet, Sweet
Mother's Day 
Treat
Not as Sweet 
As the girl 
Who made it.
Sweet!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Seashell

Ocean roars 
And 
Waves crash
I hold the conch
Made of pearl
To my ear.
I feel the sand,
Wet, gritty
Bits of clear glass
And brown stone
Between my toes.
I smell the salty sea.
A seagull swoops
Between the 
Two blues.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Fairy Rose

White as snow
Like a silken bowl
With a dollop of honey
Sprinkle of seeds
Catching
the 
Reflected light.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Yellow Rose

A star fell last night
Bright it glows still
In my morning garden,
Even before the sun is up!
Brought a piece of blue sky glass with it.
Yellow rose.

Soft as a newborn baby's downy hair.
Yellow as lemon pudding 
Cooling in a white bowl.
Tart, fragrant,
Starlit wonder
Yellow rose.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lunar Lilly

Reminds me of the 
Lunar lander
Is that
Moon dust, I see?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Yellow

Like a little yellow bird
Sweet in the early morning you shine.
Speak joy and light
Sing, "Oh Happy Day!"
You are only one;
Your days are short.
Soon you will fade like the grass,
But you have done your part
Brought sunlight,
Made a heart sing. 
Good job, Little Flower!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Purple Ivy

Little gray ivy
Sporting purple streaks
Life is not all 
Black and white to you!
You push your tiny pink petals
Despite what others think
What they say,
 What they do, or
Where you find yourself.
Good for you!
Come on!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Developpe

Elderly 
Ballerina in white
Commanding her students
In line, dressed 
In tutus of palest pink.
She stands apart
Watching, 
Guiding little feet 
Little legs
In
Pirouettes and Arabesques.
She sees their futures
In her dreams.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Marigold

Brave Marigold
Head high
Face the world
With a smile
Marigold
Singing Sunshine
Marigold 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Zinnias

Flower- shaped
Sunshine
Little 
Flowers on flowers 
Zinnias

Friday, May 4, 2012

Soft Green Bloom

Green 
Soft 
Full
Waxy
Tinged with 
Red
Softened 
By light.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pinks

Beautiful blur
How things look lately
Colors bright 
And bold.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Pink Lilly

Tired, tuckered out, 
Red-faced child.
Stop for a breath, Dear.
You're awfully flushed;
Here take a drink.