Posted in Haiku, June 2019

At Sunset

Sunset seen thru the evergreens on June 30, 2019

Filing memories

Into the memory bank

June slowly fades

Haiku

Posted in Double Nonet, June 2019

Right On Target

Bullseye with arrow in the middle

I gave life to a word today

I released it in haste

It formed like an arrow

Piercing its target deep

In regret I tried

To take it back

But it still

Left a

Mark

I gave life to a word today

Releasing it with tenderness

It formed like an a heart

Hugging its target tight

Awaking lost dreams

To hope again

Happily it

Left a

Mark

Double Nonet

Be careful how you speak and what words you bring to life as they all leave a mark and make a difference.

Posted in June 2019, Tanka

When…

Clouds in blue sky

Worries appear like

Cloud, upon cloud, upon cloud

Threatening your day

Shift the view by looking up

Focus on blue sky above

Tanka

As the clouds move on and pass away, so will your troubles. Therefore, do not worry, but shift your focus to look to God above who is in control of all things.

(While out shopping today I happened to look up at the sky, as I often do because I always enjoy seeing the many different beautiful clouds Oregon has,and seeing this scalloped cloud formation today intrigued me.

As I gazed at it this poem formed in my mind that I felt I should share as it’s always a good reminder to me, as well as others, that we should not worry. )

Posted in June 2019, Triolet

Intermission Time

Suitcase

I’m going on vacation

Bags are packed, ready to go

Plans made, work is done

I’m going on vacation

Looking foward to fun

Expectations high, doubts are low

I’m going on vacation

Bags are packed, ready to go

Triolet

Isn’t it great when we can plan and take a vacation?

Whether is just an overnight stay, a few days away or just a day trip it’s an exciting time.

The planning and packing sometimes are better than the trip itself because of the adrenaline rush they bring into our life.

Something new awaits us!

We are leaving our comfort zone and venturing out into the unknown, anticipating good results!

It’s summer, time for vacations, pack up, go make memories that you can savor when the chilly winds of fall arrive in your life and winter knocks on your door with her icy fingers.

Even if everything doesn’t go as planned you will still be able to look back and be thankful that you took time to take a break and enjoy life!

Posted in June 2019, Tanka

“The Age of Innocence”

Image of Ellen in her red evening gown from the movie “The Age of Innocence”, http://www.frockflicks.com/age-of-innocence-bustles/
Image of Ellen in her red evening gown from the movie “The Age of Innocence”, http://www.frockflicks.com/age-of-innocence-bustles/

Oh that we could grasp

An inkling of the nescience

Known as the Guilded Age

Long vanished naivety

In a time long ago

Tanka

Reading the book/ watching the DVD of “The Age of Innocence” by Edith Wharton set in the 1870’s.

I first heard of “The Age of Innocence” from my neighbor who used to be involved in English Country Dancing and period costume making.

I had been considering attending a Literary Ball in the area and inquired of my neighbor if she might have a costume I could wear, as I was thinking I might go as Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind or Lisbeth from Pride and Prejudice, my two most favorite literary characters, but my neighbor said the only costumes she presently had on hand were from “The Age of Innocence.”

So she helped me try on “Ellen’s Red Evening Gown” she had made. It was then I realized why women needed maids to help them dress!

After trying to get into 5 layers of clothing, plus a bustle, and adding two top pieces and a hat, I declined! There is no way I could survive that much clothing outside on a summer day in July, much less try to dance in it!!

I have a newfound appreciation for the ladies who lived in the 1870’s!