Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Light

Happy Birthday Light the Candles

Can we speak of light
In only a whisper?
Is it best to keep voices low?
Honor the sacred

Can we hear light approaching on tip toe?
Or does light come in thundering herds?
Singing all the way
Waking us from sleep

Announcing a new day
A beginning
So small 
It is hard to see

And yet without light
We do not see at all
Shall we stand guard
For its coming

And upon seeing the whites of its eyes
Shall we sound the alarm?
Or do we let it sneak into town
Like an outlaw

Light is so much a part of us
We often don’t see it depart
In the darkness that follows
We strain to see

It remains the other side of the coin
Light reveals the mystery
We need light in order to see
But never see the light itself

May 22, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

To Write a Poem

To Write a Poem

I take my place
I am prepared
And yet the mind remains blank
How long will it take?
To capture a thought
A thought that will take flight
Like the butterfly
That dips and weaves
And lands so perfectly

Will the doors open
Let the light stream in
With the softness of a kitten
The strength of the bull
Something insightful
Something wise 
Something true
Something only, I can say

May 14, 2019

https://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/Tuesady,5/21/19-The Tuesday Platform: in lieu of a poem

Friday, May 17, 2019

A Picnic to Remember/Imaginary gardens with real toads

A Picnic to Remember

A best picnic remembered
Was on a rainy day
In the back of a van
Chinese left-overs

In a little white carton
Eaten with chop sticks
Probably doesn’t sound too special
But for me, memorable

Sometimes it isn’t the menu
Nor the place
Rather who you picnic with 
An old friend from way back when

I a grown woman
The VP wouldn’t have thought it right
Still a picnic to remember
On rainy days or sunny nights

May 17, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A Picnic/poets united

A Picnic

Life is but a picnic
Eating out of doors
Spread a blanket on the ground
Fill your plate
Sit down

Lull the afternoon away
Sing some songs
Take a nap
Read for awhile
Perhaps a game of ball

The hour gets late
Time to go home
The ants come out
Or chiggers in your pants
A day to remember

May 15, 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

To Write A Poem/imaginary gardens with real toads

To Write a Poem

I take my place
I am prepared
And yet the mind remains blank
How long will it take?
To capture a thought
A thought that will take flight
Like the butterfly
That dips and weaves
And lands so perfectly

Will the doors open
Let the light stream in
With the softness of a kitten
The strength of the bull
Something insightful
Something wise 
Something true
Something only, I can say

May 14, 2019

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Light

Happy Birthday Light the Candles Can we speak of light In only a whisper? Is it best to keep voices low? Honor the sacred Can...