Posted in #MayFalls19 Poetry Challenge, May 2019, Scripture, Shadorma

Sixth Seal

Revelation 6:12-17 Illustrated. Art is by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992. To order art prints visit her
Art is by Pat Marvenko Smith, copyright 1992. To order art prints visit her “Revelation Illustrated” site, http://www.revelationillustrated.com

Moon turns blood red

Earth quakes in fright

Mountains move

Mankind hide

Sun looks like pitch black ink

Stars of heaven fall

Shadorma

(Based on Revelation 6: 12-17)

#MayFalls19 Poetry Challenge Prompt: pitch black ink

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Posted in April 2019, Ekphrastic Poetry, NaPoWriMo 2019

“The Starry Night”

“The Starry Night” painting by Vincent Van Gogh 1889
“The Starry Night” painting by Vincent Van Gogh in 1889

Down below

We dont really know

What swirls above

And dwells thereof

In that starry night

That lies beyond our sight

Among the clouds of white

Floating in a sea of blue

Are things hidden from our view

We can dream and contemplate

Research, study and debate

Yet we’ll not truly know my friend

Until our life reaches its earthly end

Ekphrastic

#NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 22–Prompt: write an Ekphrastic Poem

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 February 2019, Syllabic Rhyme

Dreams Do Come True

Grandson in LA

Hollywood streets paved with dreams

Where some stars shine bright

Grandson is livin’ his it seems

He’s walking those streets tonight 

Syllabic Rhyme

My oldest grandson is a music artist in LA tonight to perform a show there on Friday. Tomorrow is his 25th birthday. He is so excited because he dreamed his whole life that someday he would go to LA and now he’s there for his birthday and to perform a show. I am so happy for him that his dream came true!