Thursday, June 27, 2013

With A Cherry on Top

Make it deep and dark
Creamy soft
To dip a digit
In and swirl
A whirl of pleasure
And anticipation
At my fingertip

This is offered up for Alan's delicious prompt at about glorious ice cream confections and "what would you top with a cherry?"  Melted chocolate, chocolate frosting, chocolate mousse, ganache--you get the idea..short and sweet.  Enjoy!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Grit and Bold-her

Boulders tumble crash
Crumble into substrata
Sends daisies rooting for joy

Seger me like a rock
Stone some Brown Sugar baby
Shake, swing, rockin' on-no rocker
For me ever

Offered for the rock-in prompt offered by Peggy at There were so many ways I wanted to go with this! and then Sam at solved the problem with a sedoka. As usual I stretched the rules a little:-)  In case you don't know Bob Seger here's a link:

Monday, June 17, 2013

Flame On

A leaf-
Sickle shaped
Two curls apically
Unfurl to be
Feathered fans, pinnately
And in between
The green
Buds that burst
Into flame
Growing, glowing
Day by day
Creating a blazing crown
Temporary In rain or breeze
Flowers flee
Then layer the ground
A flaming tapestry

Offered for Mary's wonderful prompt about one of my favorite things--Flowers!  Right now is Poinciana or Flamboyant blooming season.  Its spectacular, a canopy of brilliant red, yellow and orange.  Also shared on the shelf of Poetry Pantry at Poets United Have a blooming wonderful week :-)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Best Birthday Present

He let me hang
On his tall, lean frame
Long enough to
Press my face into
His soft T-shirt
And feel the hard muscle
Long enough to
Connect Heart to heart
And block
The tears attempting escape
To release and meet his eyes
With a smile
In the kitchen
Words crossed his lips
That six months ago
Would never have formed In his brain
"I envy the space in your kitchen"
The visit brief
He was heading to his
Brother's apartment
A night of video games
And Taco Bell
At the door, a quick squeeze
From me
But, he held on
Long enough
To let me know
He missed me too

My youngest came home from college for my birthday.  Haven't seen him in six months. It was wonderful--he's doing well and doing dishes without being told ;-). Offered at the OLN where we're to toasting 100 weeks! 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wish You Were Here

Dear Sara,
Having a Wonderful Time!
The food in Italy-sublime
And Norway-your cousin Hans-sweet
New Zealand climbed peaks, saw sheep
Spain loving the tapas and wine
Costa Rica, had a blast on the zip line
Rode great rapids in North Carolina
Now Virgin Islands digging my toes in sugar sand and
Amazed at the turquoise hue of the sea
Don't you wish you were me?

Written for Poetry Jam at where Laurie invites us to go on vacation! (in 15 lines or less) and OLN at This is my bucket list--enjoyed by some fictional character, thought it would be a fun way to twist the prompt. Happy Days :-)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Two Words

Good bye from godbwye (1570s), itself a contraction of God be with ye (late 14c.), influenced by good day, good evening

If it doesn't fit
Or causes me strife
Shortens my life
Those two words
Come easily
But to those I
Love and hold dear
I'm loathe to either
Say or hear
Those two words

Thought I might get inspired by the etymology, (love that stuff) but didn't happen...amazing how much emotion is in those two words! And then there's  kids saying goodbye to classes :-) Whooo Hooo!  Written for the prompt of "Goodbye" at Poetry Jam and shared with Poetry Pantry at Poets United poetry