Posted in Syllable Lune

One Hundred Years Later

USPS Womens Rights Stamp 2020
USPS 100th Anniversary Womens Rights Stamp 2020

Silent Sententials

Still standing

In memory, years later

Syllable Lune

August 26, 1920 Women’s Rights To Vote, 19th Amendment, went into effect after many years of campaigning by Women’s Sufferage groups, especially Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, Katherine Morey, and many others who fought and suffered so valiantly for this.

So thankful to all those women who gave of their time, effort and sufferings to win us women today the right to vote!

Let’s not let them down! Let’s not let their efforts be wasted or done in vain. Let’s be sure to vote!!

Posted in Nonet

Caught Red Handed

Red raspberries on a bush

Red raspberries from grandpa’s garden

Secretly picked, (or so we thought…)

A little bit of sweetness,

A quick pick and fast run,

Tasted extra good,

Covertly eaten,

In a tree.

Childhood

Loot

Nonet

Cheesecake and raspberriesAs I was eating a piece of cheesecake topped with fresh red raspberries today, the memory of grandpa’s red raspberries came to mind.

My grandpa lived in the country and always had a big garden. He grew strawberries, potatoes, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, beans, peas, sweet corn and much more. I loved eating all the bounty from his garden but my most favorite was the big red raspberries from the berry bushes along the fence.

And even though we kids were warned to stay out of the garden and berries unless grandpa was with us, we used to sometimes try to sneak in to see if we could pick and run without being seen! 😊

But alas, grandpa would always see us or catch us, (most of the time,) and then we’d get a stern talking to from him. 😊

Posted in Uncategorized

Koda

White dog, family pet

Tears of sadness fall

On cheeks young and old

Hearts mourn your presence

As death takes you

Leaving us to grieve

Elegy-Syllabic Verse

In Memory of Koda-a beloved family pet

#NaPoWriMo—Day 18–Today, I’d like to challenge you to write an elegy of your own, one in which the abstraction of sadness is communicated not through abstract words, but physical detail

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

Posted in May 2018, Syllabic Verse

Berry Bittersweet

Red Currents and Red Current Jelly Drawing by Leonas Designs

Red Current Berry

Picking after school

Bane of my existence

But their yummy jelly

Was my sweet reward

5 Syllabic Verse

A bittersweet memory….😊

When I was young we had 5 Red Current bushes in our backyard which were the pride and joy of my mom who loved Red Current Jelly but their existence was a bane to my brother and I as we were the daily fruit pickers!

It was our after school chore and one we immensely disliked! But….we did enjoy eating the yummy jelly on our toast that mom made from the berries.

I found this recipe online that is very similar to my mom’s, not sure that I am ready to make any of this jelly, but perhaps you readers might.

Red Currant Jelly Recipe

Posted in August 2016, Haiga, Haiku

Glad August Memory 

Gladiolus
The Gladiolus

Grew near my bedroom window

Colorful sword flower

Haiku

The small house I grew up in as a child was bordered on one side with gladiolus and hollyhock planted by my mother.

My Mother was born on August 25th. She loved Gladiolus and

Gladiolus is the birth flower for August.

It’s lovely to remember looking out my bedroom window and viewing many colors of tall gladiolus and hollyhocks.

Such a nice memory to recall as I begin the month of August 🙂