I have two poems up in Burning House Press today. Much thanks to Burning House and Bola Opaleke, guest Editor and Poet extraordinare, for selecting them for publication. These were originally written when my mother was ill and just after her death. I didn’t share or submit them for six years but I felt now … More Poems in Burning House Press
“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” —Native American Proverb .
“When you’re standing at the cross roads, And don’t know which path to choose, Let me come along, ’cause even if you’re wrong I’ll stand by you” ~ The Pretenders *** Magnolia photo by me.
“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and let others move forward with it.” ~Ray Bradbury Magnolia photo by me.
So I wanted to photograph Rose in front of my gloriously blooming amaryllis but she would have none of it. She doesn’t like posing, point a camera at her and she lowers her head or turns her back. She’s too smarty-pants for her own good.
Lament for Mandevilla The rain falls turning life yellow, stealing nourishment. The vibrant red of new beginnings hangs pale and drained. The sky is a thief one day, a savior the next. ***** Another day of rain in New Orleans. Even the tropicals have had enough. My poor Mandevillas.