A cicada’s life a source of fascination symbol of rebirth Related articles Haikus: The Best Form of Expression (heypoofy.wordpress.com) Haikus About Haikus (missingthemuse.wordpress.com) Continue reading Haiku 47
Photographs tell lies sometimes; smiles were forged by a simple command ” Say cheese!” That moment, that instant will freeze emotions of all kinds for eternity to witness and judge. Related articles The Photographer’s Voice (philippejacquotphotography.com) Surreal Reality-Bending Photographs – These Surreal Photographs Put an Imaginative Twist on Emotions (TrendHunter.com) (trendhunter.com) Classic Art: Boulevard Photographic – Autofocus (motortrend.com) Photography (bestnewjerseyweddingphotographer.wordpress.com) … Continue reading Photographs
Be you uniquely one of a kind forever an iris blossoms Related articles Some Beautiful Haiku By Jane Reichhold (teawithapirate.wordpress.com) Haikus: The Best Form of Expression (heypoofy.wordpress.com) Haiku Heights: Health (hibernationnow.wordpress.com) Continue reading Haiku 46
A visit to the cemetery where he was finally laid to rest where all the buried are equal now white stones aligned perfectly in rows of infinite glory small flags placed at each grave wave as we walk in The large flag ushers in the visitors fresh flowers placed around the pole Small town parades celebrate their own in remembrance the President places a wreath … Continue reading Memories of Memorial Day
It seems like a simple question. What is around the corner? All one needs to do is look and see. But obviously the question is rhetorical and sometimes plain scary? However, it is probably a very common question these days. English writer and poet G. K. Chesterton once said, “There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around … Continue reading What is around the corner?
On Friends Go forth into the busy world and love it interest yourself in life, mingle kindly with its joy and sorrows, try what you can to do for others rather than what you can make them do for you, and you will know what it is to have friends -Ralph Waldo Emerson Related articles Emerson on … Continue reading On Friends
This poem is dedicated to my sister Daisy. Tomorrow would have been her 75th Birthday. I am reminded of her everyday in so many different ways especially at dawn as the sun slowly sneaks up on us to help us watch daisies dance with buttercups she was the sunshine of the night and made our lives feel just right She was my confidant and … Continue reading Daisy
There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year’s course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced with sadness. –Carl Jung What makes you happy? Please post your thoughts on Twitter or right here at Poemattic. … Continue reading Be Happy
This is dedicated to my infant grandson. I see them mostly in photographs and short video clips his parents sent me. And sometimes it seems he is in deep thought. It’s hard to tell what you are thinking about all day you are snug in your bed or being swayed in your mother’s arms or being fed, What is it that you think … Continue reading Thinking
Flowers bloom in May Their beauty is here to stay Daffodils, Tulips, Lilies like Callas, and Stargazers, Orchids and Paper Whites Fressia, Gerbera, and Irises Peonies, and of course the Red, Red Rose All of them knows They bloom to bring cheer to mother dear. Continue reading Flowers Bloom
“The perfume of sandalwood, the scent of the bay leaf and jasmine travel only as far as the wind but the fragrance of goodness travels with us through all the worlds Like garlands woven from flowers, fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds” – Buddha Continue reading “The perfume of sandalwood,the scent of the bay
Love will teach all things it will teach us forgiveness it will teach us to understand the deep pain some people suffer in silence “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” Love will teach us all things the things that truly matter in life It will teach us to accept others It will teach us “Peace is not a season but a way of … Continue reading Love Will Teach Us All Things Or Will It?
one can squeeze it without it protesting the sweet aroma that remains of the dreams you wish would come true someday but hope deep inside you keep dreaming about them anyway soft and fluffy like clouds be filled with foam or feather especially in cold weather one can puff it plunk it or drape it over one’s head hug it and hug it again … Continue reading Nothing is more delightful than one’s own pillow
A dried rose marks the place in her poem book where underlined verses were once read aloud by a lover no one knew her secret then only the rose he gave her one sweet day in spring the rose was once deep crimson before it became imprisoned the verses spoke of an infinite love of a passion so intense, as immense as the sea and … Continue reading A Love Poem Found in the Attic
She barely smiled but when she did it was like she smiled for all of us, all at once She sequestered herself away from the world outside her humble home soon after my grandfather died I never met him but she made him come alive to me with stories of his exquisite chivalry His portrait sat on the table beside where Grandma sat to fold the … Continue reading In Remembrance of My Grandmother