In the dark forest…

In the dark forest…

...the moon is the guiding light.  The air is crisp, birds are none to be found. Autumn hangs on, like the last leaves to fall. Muted green of olive bushes, alone reflect golden beams.  The clock has spent its time. Alas! the days are longer, the light is stronger, and winter won't be far.  Sleep [...]

Gathering Together

Gathering Together

People gather together - Friends, family and maybe strangers, too, like autumn leaves, on the ground. Behind each visage, within each beating heart, lie dreams, fears in life and death - and loss. Loved ones are reminisced, and tears fall, while the void of loneliness is filled. Time stands still, like it does, for fallen [...]

David and His Violin

The decision is made! The drive to move on in search of a new horizon will happen.   New land with predictable contours, for plowing, planting and cultivating, will be had.  The last winter in Wisconsin had settled in for the Garland’s. On a visit to Grandad McClintock’s, in the dead of winter, where family gathers [...]

Journey

Wandering down a country road, in search of clarity and purpose, A man saw a barn. It was a landmark in rural decline. A place of broken dreams from the past. The day was dismal, and stormy. Forlorn thoughts clouded his mind. He paused at the crossing, and stood in the wind and the rain. [...]

Cindy

Always had a smile, My very best friend, A little older, At times, my mother hen. You gave me a name, I still keep today, You were the one, with whom I wanted to play. But now, like then, We have to part ways.   Others frowned at our friendship, But little did they know, [...]

A Spanish Dance

You will find her in a garden, in Andalusia, Dancing the dance of Spain. You will find her absorbed in the breeze, Where the scent of the orange blossoms reign. With sensuous fingers and hands, As if grasping a ripe pear, Gently, they trace her curvaceous form, Moving high, into the air. The arm undulates, [...]