Posted in Butterfly Cinquain, March 2019

Standing Strong

Origami Womens shoes

Thinking

Of all women

In the recent past times

Whose feet tread upon injustice

An stood

Some silent, but unwavering

Strong upon their beliefs

Of equal rights

For all

Butterfly Cinquain

#InternationalWomensDay

In tribute to those women of the #sufferage movement. 1840-1920

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Posted in February 2019, Senryu

Vaudevillians

Mural of Vaudeville stars on Elisdore Theatre Salem, OR

Smiling, we remember

The laughs they brought to us in days of old

Stars of Vaudeville

Senryu

This mural is in downtown Salem, Oregon on the back of the Elsinore Theatre. It was painted in 1984 by art professor Jim Mattingly. It is titled “Theatrical Heartscape” and depicts characters from vaudeville because the theatre has a long history of vaudeville. On the mural are—W.C. Fields, Theda Bara, Marlene Dietrich, and Charlie Chaplin

Posted in August 2018, Reverse Nonet

Cruising McMinnville

Grand-daughter’s 1985 RX-7 Mazda cruising downtown McMinnville
Grand-daughter’s 1985 RX-7 Mazda cruising

Ah

Tonight

In my mind

And in my heart

I was young again

I visited the past

Rode down memory lane

Remembered the days of old

While standing on the streets of now

Reverse Nonet

Tonight our hometown had a classic car show and cruise, and I had the pleasure of not only watching all those beautiful cars that I remember from my past drive around,

but also had the opportunity to ride in one!

I began driving in 1960 and I was blessed to have owned many of those cars that are now called “classic”. (And I wish I still had some of them now!😊)

But it was such fun to not only see them all cruising around but to also be able to do so with my 18 year old grand-daughter who owns a 1985 RX-7.

Fun night! Great old and new memories!