The Blue of New Beginnings


Flowers seen during my walk this morning.


Flowers almost embrace

the blushing clouds of morning

broken by a kiss of light,

and the blue of new beginnings

lifts the purple shadows

and soars


~through an open window~


birdsong, music of summer mornings

calls rain, recalls life

in honeyed glow—

dream whispers that linger

in pink sprays, above the trees

the wind sings if, when, now.


My message, another puente, from the Oracle. She likes to be a bit enigmatic, but she knew–of course–that I went out for a long walk this morning.





In the Vast Before


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA [Public domain]

With a dazzle dance, a star is born

to linger into the when 

and what of time

do they know or remember?


And does a ghost eye eternity

with darkness or cool calm?

If is the faint trace of a kiss,


~in the vast before~


there was a laughing breeze

that healed hearts–

open a window—


look for the brilliant cloud,

a pink blush wrapped in blue,

carrying the magic of ever

and after, reach for its shadows and light.


Another variation on the puente form from the Oracle.

And You Ask Why: NaPoWriMo


Claude Monet, “Spring in Giverny,” [Public Domain via Wikipedia Commons]

I am moon-drunk


and watch to see her

whisper diamond-cool beauty

over here, there. . .


and now spring’s honeyed daylight shines

playing in time with the sweet blue sky,


aching of if

and the smell of dreams—


and you ask why–

though the wind chants

when, never, and after


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Day 6! I smiled when I read today’s prompt for NaPoWriMo: “Today, write a poem that emphasizes the power of “if,” of the woulds and coulds and shoulds of the world.” My poems are full of ifs, and the Magnetic Poetry Oracle often plays along.