poem makers

Writing a poem

sometimes requires

extra stamina,

a conversation with one’s muse,

an extraordinary happening,

listening to nature,

carefully observing the work of ants,

an endearing gesture,

a big hug,

a dimpled smile,

a sad story on TV,

looking through the family album,

the visit of a sweet memory,

sorrowful news,

an old fashioned love song on the radio,

or just listening to your own heart.

 

 

 

 

 

Life’s Cycles

Life is a cycle.

The Universe teaches us this fact.

Everything is a measure.

an inch, a foot, a meter,

an acre, a knot, a score, a chain

Everything has a shape, an identity

mostly unique,

Each beautiful in its own way,

specific to the eye of its beholder

subject to change

without prior notice,

We all age

some of us with grace

as we gain a little bit of wisdom

along the way.

 

Life cycles

no matter what we try

no matter what we do

we cannot give up

because we are the only ones who can change

we are the only change

A bite in a crispy apple does not diminish it

It becomes a part of all of us

Leaves change and fall

because the bare tree needs to show off the

complexity of its limbs,

the very ones that become the house,

the love letter,

that pencil that draws the last leaf,

or the orchard of whatever suits your fancy.

 

Life is a cycle:

360 degrees

of hopes

some unfulfilled dreams perhaps

glorious joys

wonderful views

glimpses of clouds

Enjoy all of it

See yourself in all of it.

All of it is you

it is me

It is us.

 

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