Tag Archives: art

Point, Counterpoint

Point, Counterpoint ~~~~~ Patterns, all is patterns The world over We struggle to comprehend Seeing faces In the rug Monsters, creatures, demons In chipped paint Puddles on the street Yet, we deny Or try Abnegate such apparitions As fancy only Too frightened To believe It might be another Reality Until art Intrudes in all forms […]

A glowing orb reflects itself in opposition.

Can You Dig It?

Can You Dig It? ~~~~~ So, have I come to writing lists Of things I want and need to do? Deleting them one by one, or this And that added to tomorrow too. Have I gotten done what I hoped; My tasks, merely marking time, It’s my best to say I matter most. As if […]

Amelia’s Garden

Amelia’s Garden ~~~~~ Jacob Jonathon Johansson-Jost, a poet, scholar, philosopher to most, In his eyes, he’s failed, though only he sees, Yet, he is proud, chin held high, with dignity. After breakfast, he pauses in his study doorway lighted by the windows that face the garden, her garden, Amelia’s garden. He turns and surveys the […]


Standing ~~~~~ Sometimes, the smallest thing Changes us entirely, for good. So, standing where we stood, Get a gold ring or get nothing. ~~~~~ Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think. See more of my creative offerings and […]

Make It So

Make It So ~~~~~ In this frightening, contentious time of pandemic, sheltering at home as nearly as we can, we have the time to think about how we have spent our days until now. We have time to pursue thoughts of the dreams we held for our life before reality moved in to stay. In […]

Temporal Expense

Temporal Expense ~~~~~ Do we now, Muddled men, Fetished females, Spend time Like bits of metal, Paper, information, To prove We are living. Collected, reflected, Twittering birds Speaking, seeking, Connection, Within Books of faces, Without Recognition. Incomplete meaning, Distant acquaintances, Lost friends. Some remembered, Many forgotten Or never met Face to face, Impersonal, Person-to-person call. […]

A Hint of Moon

A Hint of Moon ~~~~~ With a whimsically dramatic Play of color, the sun swoons, An overwrought stage diva. She disappears, with a faint trace, the perfume of a lover Who has slipped silently, yet Swiftly from a secret tryst. The darkness embraces her, As his sparkling cloak falls Softly, covering her absence, With, a […]

I’ve Heard

I’ve Heard ~~~~~ Certainty, it’s said, is fleeting It may vanish upon meeting Or offer you a warm greeting You hope it will last a lifetime Pray that it will be your lifeline Most lose it, such a rife crime It’s ephemeral, so it’s precious Though it can turn you vicious Believe it, it’s gone, […]

Wood Drake

My Recently Completed Painting of a Wood Drake on the Shore Wood Drake on the Shore. But what are you waiting for? I may never know. Peace is Purpose, Nonviolence is Strength, Diversity is Unity, Empathy is Empowerment ~~~~~ Please, leave a comment and let me know what you think. See more of my creative […]

Simple Complexity ~ Complex Simplicity

Simple Complexity ~ Complex Simplicity ~~~~~ Why then must poetry’s meaning be couched, Like the imagined sea-sound heard in a shell? May fleeting beauty, convoluted truth be vouched, Said simply and offered crystal-clear from a well? Will it help if I use night to presage age or death, Flying birds or sunsets standing in for […]