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Where Solitude Disturbs Nothing
Listen to the quiet
fog drenched leaves
sing in tune
a soft breeze.
Chime in cadence
the bird's lullaby
carried by the wind
freedom blessed.

A sanctuary
warmed by the sun
kissed by the moon
forever gentle.
Where solitude
disturbs nothing
and serenity
speaks echoes.

Out of the Darkness

Out of the darkness
you arise
touching my heart
beyond compare.

Out of darkness
you alight
kissing my soul
beyond love.

Out of darkness
you echo
hearing my passion
beyond words.

Out of darkness
You've become my light.

The Confident Rose
As confident as a rose
with satin soft petals
delicately swaying 
against raging winds
in awe of your flexibility
I applaud your confidence.

As strong as a rose
with lean green limbs
standing tall
against Winter storms
in praise of your strength
I salute your courage.

As beautiful as a rose
with sweetness divine
bearing gifts
against nature's wrath
in praise of your beauty
I bow to your perfection
Inside and out.

Morning Inspiration

pastel hues
sing lullabies
and leaves dance

trees whisper
sweet melodies
a heavenly chorus

the sky glistens
pastel mist
kissing the earth
morning awakens.

My Existence

There is a feeling of
peace that has imbued
my being.
Serenity is now my name
my description
my existence.

If I were
If I were a leaf
clinging to your branches
I would embrace your twigs
caress your trunk
and bury myself in your roots
never to let go.

If I were soft petals
displaying my finery
around your heart
I would kiss your stems
with scented dew drops.

Inner Beauty

with age remains
a solitary inner peace

A mask
revealed in vain
yet, to be set free

As wine
grows sweeter with age
preserved as a rarity

with peace sustains
a spiritual beauty

tranquil reflections
rest upon the lily pond
mirror to the soul

I lose myself
In your natural beauty
garden maze

Buttercup petals
Sun kissed pink parfait
A sunrise debut

Page by page
Petals unfold
Poems in full bloom

Floral tapestry
The angels weave
Soft petals

dahlias dance
dazzling daydreams

​Summer rains
the urban pavement
concrete ski slope

orange sunset
tequila sunrise
at last call

beach bonfire
his alcohol breath
fuels the flames

she burns toast
for breakfast

morning sun rises
across Eastern skies
orange smoothie

desert Summer
sans humidity
her hot flash lingers

cumulus clouds
pattern the sky
cotton candy

moonlight stroll
a spider
webs his way through darkness

hot air balloons
his speech goes in one ear
and out the other

Summer night
crickets scatting jazz tunes
my ear wax gone

midsummers dream
in high definition

Sunrise minuet
he hits the snooze button
and sleeps in

high tide
low tide
the yin yang of it all

quietude envelops the trees
leaves speak foreign tongues
ancient manuscript

diverse species
hugging limbs
tree commune

mingling leaves
standing free
natural commune

union square
a frenzied chaos
cries without you

a nonsensical
delirium on the rocks
shaken not stirred, Cheers!

cherry blossoms
blanket barren branches
Spring snowflakes

sky, ocean and earth
meet beyond the horizon
daily reunion

sand dollar
rests upon the shore
seaside sands of time

unfold my petals
tonguing plucked
sensuous touch

behind fog
the sea plays hide n seek
morning escapades

horizon debuts
where sea meets land

dreams planted
seeds of life
Spring resurrection

perfection yet seen
insignificant am I
my beauty astounds

you sailed away
riding an ocean of tears
my heart in dry dock

delicate petals
gently unfurl
a soul hidden

canvas of color
tulips and daffodils sing
the praises of Spring

freedom paints the skies
on wings of inspiration
seagull in flight

mirrored reflection
engage your senses within
contemplative thoughts

fallen petals
paint the landscape
nature’s canvas

perchance love whispers
on the wind of Winter’s breath
melody at dawn

November breeze
a faint whisper
rustling leaves

night frolics
upon satin bed sheets
breakfast in bed

ageless diaries
unspoken words
the introvert speaks

fiery venom
pervades darkened arteries
love, a dying flame

cascade of sea tears
escape high tide
above Summers realm

tainted heart
love songs

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