“I’m an optimist, but a melancholy one—the sort who doesn’t believe that everything is great, but knows it isn’t and believes that it’ll be okay anyway. Maybe a better word for that is faith.” — Cheryl Strayed
Sprinkle immune support powder on the cats’ food cheese on the dogs’ food sunflower seeds beneath the squirrel’s perch nutrients on roses water on zinnias pebbles around the succulents wonder in your eyes music in your ears earth beneath your fingers
It’s hot. The heat makes cats and humans want to be still. To stay home and lie in a cool, shady spot and daydream.
Unexpected breeze in July, a scent of sea salt swirls, wind chimes tinkle and palm fronds rustle, garden dancing.
“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” —Gilda Radner It’s been a cold few days and nights in New Orleans. Temps have dropped as low as 21 and stayed below freezing. We’re not used to this cold and ice in … More Photo Friday: Sammy soaks up some D
“You are always someones favorite unfolding story” ― Ann Patchett
I’m very pleased to have two poems, “Dirt Cheap Queen” and “Don’t Carry the World”, in the new issue of Muddy River Poetry Review. Big thanks to Zvi A. Sesling for giving these works a home. It’s a beautiful issue with lots of great poetry so I urge you to click over and read.
“Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.” —Native American Proverb .
Hope Redux Light shakes its starry head, turns to the angel’s eye. Many live in the motion that has just been born. The singular in ourselves refutes death, invents all we know of one another. *** This is a found poem created from the poem “Hope” by Lisel Mueller which I heard recently on The … More Napowrimo 10/30: Hope Redux