Posted in Elegy, November 2018

Goodbye Lily

Lily, Oregon Zoo Baby elephant
Picture captured from https://goo.gl/images/SCyfuF

In the Autumn we mourn

One who left too soon

Lily, November born

Bid us ‘bye neath the moon

Full of joy was Lil’ Lily

Happy baby elephant

Playful and sweet was she

In spirit, confident

Though illness took her away

From us and her family

We honor her today

For her sweet memory

Elegy

I am saddened by this news as I remember when Lily was born and everyone in Portland got the opportunity to vote on a name for her. I voted for the name Lily and was so happy it was chosen for her. It fit her perfectly. She was so sweet, lively, joyful and happy. She would have been 6 years old today 😪

https://www.oregonzoo.org/news/2018/11/zoo-heartbroken-6-year-old-lily-succumbs-virus

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Posted in Haiku, March 2018

Brightness by the Brook

Yellow Flowers

Curious encounter

Of yellow bursts of color

Blooming near the creek

Haiku

I recently came upon these big yellow blooms as I was walking near a small creek. They were just scattered about on the creek’s bank. I am not sure what they are, probably some kind of a lily. They sure brightened up my morning walk!

(If any of you know what they are please let me know in the comment section. Thanks)