Posted in April 2018, Choka, NaPoWriMo 2018

Seashore Sunset Senses

Sunset at Depoe Bay, Oregon, photo by Vivian Marcin 2018

Breathing in so deeply

Scents of seaweed and crisp air

As gulls seranade

And ocean foam caresses

Sand covered toes

Sunset glistens like gold

Shimmering on waves

That meet rocks and waiting cheek

With a salty kiss goodnight

Choka

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 26

challenge is to write a poem that includes images that engage all five senses. Try to be as concrete and exact as possible with the “feel” of what the poem invites the reader to see, smell, touch, taste and hear

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Posted in April 2018, Choka, NaPoWriMo 2018, Scripture

A Rebellious House

Closed door, sorry we’re closed sign

Dwelling in the midst

Of closed eyes, ears, and minds

Rebellious house

Shuttered ears are deaf

To the truth knocking

Closed eyes can’t see the truth

Through shuttered windows

Mutinous minds existing

Behind hostility’s doors

Choka

Poem based on this scripture:

“Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.” Ezekiel 12:2

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 20

Prompt: write a poem that involves rebellion in some way.

Posted in April 2018, Choka, NaPoWriMo 2018

At The Zoo in 2002

Kangaroo at the Zoo

Off the marked trail

Grand-daughter chose to peruse

Running with the Roos

Not recommended by Zoos

Gave Grandma a fright

To see her run with delight

Trying to catch the Hoppers

But G-ma was able to stop her

Caught her before they bopped her

Choka

At the Zoo with all 4 of my grand-kids.

There is an area you can walk on a path near the kangaroos. Signs say “Please Keep On Path”. Youngest grand-daughter age 2 breaks loose of my hand and takes off running to try to catch a kangaroo! Thankfully I caught her before the Roo did!

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 17

Prompt: write a poem re-telling a family anecdote that has stuck with you over time

Posted in Choka, March 2018

For The Birds

For The Birds poem
For The Birds

Springtime Bird Group

Invites all local members

Garden Lunch Meeting

“Meet-Up in The Garden Plot—

A Spring Gathering”

Hosted by “The Friends of Feathers”

Don’t miss this Spring feast

Food will delight all songbirds

Any color or species

Choka

Looking out my patio window just now I saw so many different birds visiting my yard eating the birdseed I had put out.  Previous to today there had been only a flock of Chickadees and occasionally a robin but today many different kinds descended at once together! It seemed as if someone had created a flyer advertising a free lunch in my yard!  That thought inspired today’s poem 🙂

Posted in Choka, February 2018

Point of View

Window

Plans are often made

From the inside looking out

Or from the outside

As someone’s looking in

What is it you see?

Two different perspectives

Are presented

In a vista from within

Or an angle from without

Choka

Posted in Choka, February 2018

Tragedy

Wanted poster for Camilla thief

Tearful eyes speaking

“Goodbye my Camellia

Fairest flower of red.

Before us you were wisked

Away by a thief,

A mischievious marauder

Living in a tree

Near your fragrant scarlet blooms.

His greed became your demise.”

Choka

I just saw that pesky gray Squirrel who is a frequent visitor to my yard snatch a beautiful red blossom off my new Camilla plant I just bought!

As I watched, frozen in horror, he scurried up the tree to sit on a branch munching on it for his mid morning snack.