Big Sky

BIG SKY

watching drifting clouds
swimming in a deep blue sea
sparrows dance on high

In Galapagos

IN GALAPAGOS

each dawn a new birth
each sunset a masterpiece
in galapagos

Empty Mansion

EMPTY MANSION

storm clouds gathering
weathered facade bears witness
to a slant of light

Marshlands

MARSHLANDS

in murky marshlands
gators grin, birds take their stand
hello, mud and land

Low Tide

LOW TIDE

where the tide is low
on a lovely winter’s day
a sense of peace reigns

 

Resilience

RESILIENCE

resilience unveiled
stumbling blocks to building blocks
seek strength, alter course

 

Mind Of Winter

MIND OF WINTER

a mind of winter
frozen thoughts in silence lie
the sound of stillness

 

Holiday Barn

HOLIDAY BARN

‘tween tattered timbers
a celebration of love
may peace be with you

 

Cottonwoods

COTTONWOODS

gnarly cottonwoods
branches stretch to leaves in white
monochrome delight

 

Shade Barn

SHADE BARN

weathered wooden planks
monument to days of old
a slow memory

 

Picnic Shade

PICNIC SHADE

the pines lullaby
soft and low, a picnic shade
bathed in sunset’s glow

 

Loblolly Pine

LOBLOLLY PINE

stark contrasts combine
lone pine in dune’s sunlit sands
shadows weave the lines

 

Lone Pine

LONE PINE

by the water’s edge
a stroke of loneliness hits
a small pine drowning

 

Roosters For Sale

ROOSTERS FOR SALE

feathers bright and bold
roosters for sale, stories told
cock-a-doodle-doo

 

Amelia Island

AMELIA ISLAND

morning mist hovers
clouds dusted with pastel hues
oh sweet amelia

 

Southern Gothic II

SOUTHERN GOTHIC II

whispering oak trees
shadows dance ‘neath worn porch boards
southern secrets sleep

On Taylor Road

ON TAYLOR ROAD

sharecropper cabin
time’s touch etched on every plank
whispers of the past

 

Palm Tree Vista

PALM TREE VISTA

gentle swaying fronds
rustling secrets of the breeze
palm’s eye on the world

 

Feet In The Sand

FEET IN THE SAND

waves crashing the shore
dunes rise and fall with the wind
sand hiding my feet

 

Empty Storefront

EMPTY STOREFRONT

paths left behind fade
silent phones and empty chairs
new roads to be paved

 

Paradise Found

PARADISE FOUND

sun rays streaming through
creating paradise found
peaceful profound bliss

 

A Long Pause

A LONG PAUSE

as thoughts drift away
a long pause hangs in the air
gazing at the sea

 

Slope Of Life

SLOPE OF LIFE

life is like a slope
full of twists, turns, ups, and downs
days filled with process
 

The Snow Moon

THE SNOW MOON

the snow moon arrives
at february’s last stand
say hello to spring

 

Just A Puddle

JUST A PUDDLE

lily pads in bloom
sky and trees amongst the grass
shimmering and blue

 

Gulf Breeze

GULF BREEZE

the smell of salt air
as the wind blows through my hair
gulf breeze love affair

 

Sitting Big

SITTING BIG

a rock above trees
against a vast open sky
sits big staring back

 

The Lighthouse

THE LIGHTHOUSE

turning of the light
night sky above, sun below
the lighthouse endures

 

Batsto Lake

BATSTO LAKE

how quiet the pond
reflecting clouds and stillness
the scent of cedar

 

Fire In The Sky

FIRE IN THE SKY

soft wings and wild things
pause in silent wonder at
the sky’s stunning fire

 

County Road 59

COUNTY ROAD 59

along my journey
slash pines and palm trees reach out
in the morning fog

 

One Among None

ONE AMONG NONE

one great egret stands
among a crowd of wee birds
peering marsh water

 

Sundown

SUNDOWN

rays of flaming light
emerging from horizon
sundown seduction

 

Do Not Forget

DO NOT FORGET

true obedience
the ancient flag reminds us
past loss for peace now

 

Rusty Trucks

RUSTY TRUCKS

sun on rusty trucks
silently recalling those
happy bygone days

 

Magical Moment

MAGICAL MOMENT

breathtaking sunset
with silhouetting palm trees
magical moment

 

Mating Season

MATING SEASON

by the sea, they land
tiny feet grabbing shore sand
mating season clan

 

Magic Of Light

MAGIC OF LIGHT

seen by captive eyes
through lily pads and reeds
the magic of light

 

Unmerciful Sun

UNMERCIFUL SUN

a slow walk across
an unmerciful desert
broken heart journey

 

Tiny House

TINY HOUSE

if not woodpecker
tapping on old oak, no sound
at the tiny house

 

Beauty & Benefits

BEAUTY & BENEFITS

glorious driftwood
a once strong, handsome tree,
now new life springs from thee

Singing The Blues

SINGING THE BLUES

old oak died today
its pulse stopped as lightning struck
birds singing the blues

 

Bronze Sunset

BRONZE SUNSET

bronze sunset begins
water ripples grow and fade
wings silently sleep

 

Passion

PASSION

give me winter shores
and a passionate lover
walking hand in hand

 

Drifting Iceberg

DRIFTING ICEBERG

from glacial shore stance
watching a drifting iceberg
float past frozen toes

 

Winter Trees

WINTER TREES

looking up to view
towering trees with large heads
swaying against blue

 

Southern Gothic

SOUTHERN GOTHIC

echoes from geckos
revivals, southern bibles
overgrown tombstones

 

Satellite Inn

SATELLITE INN

high-speed internet
for wandering satellites
refuge from the road

 

Sailing

SAILING

like a sailing ship
on a vast and changing sea
so too is my life

 

Empty Porch Chair

EMPTY PORCH CHAIR

the old windmill spins
as howling westwinds rush by
an empty porch chair

 

Taking Flight

TAKING FLIGHT

the marvelous view
soaring high, floating freely
freedom is a bird