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!

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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!

Posted in June 2019, Nonet

Old Glory

USA Flag tattered
Image from Pixabay

I passed by an old friend today

Tattered, torn and weather worn

From years of dedication

He still stood proudly there

Though faded, not jaded

To remind me

Of freedom

My friend

Flag

Nonet

Posted in June 2019, Shadorma

God At Work

Construction zone, God At Work lettering

Suddenly!

Spur of the moment

All at once

Unexpected

Opportunities abound

Divine Surprises!

Shadorma

You’ve probably seen those signs “Men At Work” around construction zones. Well, lately considering what has been happening in my life I would say I could hang up a sign “God At Work” because of so many blessings, new opportunities and just friendly encounters I am having lately. I am really enjoying it all and giving thanks to God.

I know God is always at work in our lives but much of the time He works in the background and He doesn’t always reveal to us what He’s doing or He allows us to see it at a later time.

But sometimes He brings us unexpected surprising blessings suddenly! And it is so great to experience those!

( The word “suddenly” occurs 40 times in the KJV bible. It’s interesting to read the different things that the Lord did “suddenly” )

Posted in June 2019, Senryu

Breathing in Life

Breathing, woman, freedom, life

Breath is a blessing

Our life is but a vapor

Thankful for each breath

Senryu

If you have ever lost your breath for a moment I am sure you can relate to this poem.

Having recently had an asthma attack that literally took my breath from me for a few seconds was very scary and made me realize how precious each breath I take is.

Life is short, breathe it in and give thanks for every breath!