Category: Creativity

three short poems

These are poems from the archives to follow Gardens, Time, Lessons.

tree branches
bowed to the ground
seemingly half-broken
covered with new leaves
my notebook of prayers

different shapes
of the rose bush
and lilacs in the yard
they grew towards
the light

beginning
in the area
where we had
to take a tree down
new peony leaves

Roses

The roses we bought last week were fading a little. Karl trimmed them and gave them fresh water. A few are arranged in a bowl and two are in a blue vase.

Roses in a Bowl by Kate Greenaway, Reusable Art
Orange and Pink Roses by Ida Waugh, Reusable Art.

Spring to Summer

So much green, seems to be a good year for the spruce tree near the ash tree stump and hosta plants, and the seawall by Lake Michigan.

It is interesting to look at the overall designs for music CDs and print books. So many ways to create. The editors and publishers support and help the writers, and all are artists. I read a few more credits, consider the sequence of songs and/or poems, and the works as a whole. How was this achieved? Can take some time to begin to learn a new work by a favorite artist. And always learning, always grateful.

Music Note

HELEN JANE LONG Live at St James’s London is a beautiful concert (BLE Records, United Kingdom). The music was composed and arranged by Helen Jane Long, and performed by Helen Jane Long and The London Players in 2015. I had not listened for a time, so the music is both familiar and new.

Rain: Short Poems

afternoon rain
seagulls on pilings
wait to fly again

rain today
red geraniums
by grey windows

fog and rain
near and far
bird songs

rain and wind
flower petals
on the wood porch

R efresh and renew
A ppreciate plants in all their stages
I nvite new dreams as we age and life changes
N ever without hope

RAIN acrostic poem

Grateful

for the June garden now
hosta and lily plants grow
their flowers are summer here

and also for the snowdrops
that bloomed in April
small beginnings of spring

amazing to watch
a garden grow and change

Photo by Karl – April 2022