white ice –
spring forced to thaw
beauty, haiku, Inspiration, love, Nature, poetry, relationships, sadness
cold concrete steel and glass, cracks show, frozen hearts, melting begins, river ice, spring thaw, testing patience, unlikely balance, wet sentinel, winter continues
within the city
a buffalo stands alone
where horses once roamed
creativity, family, haiku, Inspiration, Nature, play, poetry, relationships, sadness, Uncategorized
alone, bald prairie, buffalo, city, historical, horses, proud animal, roam, the way things were, urban vs rural
there were only shrubs and grass
no wooden barrier-
the fence between us
went up so fast
creativity, family, humour, Inspiration, love, Nature, play, poetry, relationships, sadness, Uncategorized, whimsy
another hurdle, barriers, can it be climbed, closing down, it happens so fast, life goes on, relationships, things change, together but apart, wooden fence
graffiti scars rocks-
her hands clasp a bulging belly
a baby waits,
I want to show her a path
without spray paint
addiction, depression, Goddess, heritage, homeless, Inspiration, love, poetry, relationships, sadness, Uncategorized
a miracle, deface, disfigure, grafitti, new direction, new life, no more spray paint, precious gift, scars, time for change
today I see
where you once tread
grass no longer grows,
your footprints locked in stone-
I want to follow
beauty, creativity, family, Inspiration, love, Nature, play, poetry, sadness, Uncategorized, whimsy
dive this way, follow the leader, footprints left behind, grass is no longer green, magical stone, shadows where you once were, stone carvings, tread to the unknown, where have you gone
I look ahead
at a fork in the road
a choice I must make
leads away from you
beauty, Inspiration, love, poetry, relationships, sadness, Uncategorized, whimsy
better things may lie ahead, choices, decision time, fork in the road, new beginnings, sadness, tanka, which way should I go
We started our via Ferrara tour in Valli del Pasubio. It was a gentle introduction to Ferrata but with temperatures continuing to be in the 30’s C we felt like we were hiking in a sauna. This Valley, as in many areas of the Dolomites, is full of reminders of the fighting that occurred between the Italians and Austrians during World War One. Each spring when the snow melts and the talus shifts, bones rise to the surface of the slopes. An Ossuary has been built to honour the remains of these unknown soldiers.
beauty, family, Inspiration, love, Nature, play, relationships, sadness, travel, Uncategorized
beauty, Dolomites, Fun with friends, Hiking, hot climbing, Italy, nature, outdoors, sense of accomplishment, Valli Del Pasubio, via Ferrata, WW1
Everything is set in motion.
Even if we wanted to
we can’t stop the train
hauling us into a future
we can’t know.
Comfort and security
habit and norm
fall to the wayside.
My heart skips a beat
out of rhythm
out of balance
a sense of direction.
depression, family, poetry, relationships, sadness, Uncategorized, whimsy, writing
comfort and security hard to find, everything in motion, future unknown, habit and norm disappearing, heart skips a beat, hope, out of control, out of rhythm, out of time, out of tune, regain balance, regain direction, runaway train
Anger and tenderness: my selves.
And now I can believe they breathe in me
as angels, not polarities.
Anger and tenderness: the spider’s genius
to spin and weave in the same action
from her own body, anywhere —
even from a broken web.
beauty, heritage, Inspiration, love, Nature, poetry, power, relationships, sadness, Uncategorized, writing
action, anger, broken web, collective memory, move forward, recreate harmony, rise above, spider's genius, strength together, tenderness, there is hope