Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December Inspiring

Is inspiring, 
Not because 
Of the winter holidays, 
But because 
It is my birth month. 

of December's past 
Always encourage 
Poems and prose. 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Love is a dandelion, 
Planting itself in your mind, 
A clever dandy lion, 
Manufacturing your goal. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Late Autumn Dawn

Dawns light 
Penetrates my retinas 
Burns holes in my brain 
And releases the pressure that demands 
Another hour of sleep 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Love defined on the Second Sunday in December 2017

The dawn of a new day, 
Rising rosy over hills of gray. 

God's eternal light, 
Giving hope through the darkest night. 

The generating impulse that began creation, 
And set the universe in motion. 

Saturday, December 09, 2017


Soul's mirror reflects, 
Polished by tests and difficulties, 
Reaching it from the divine realm - 
In adversity, give thanks: 
Thankfulness, appreciation for 
Uncountable blessings showered 
At all times and under all conditions 
Light the spirit with love's rainbow - 
In prosperity, philanthropy: 
The blessings that we give away 
Yield roses in paradise. 

Friday, December 08, 2017

Meditation Nooks

Meditation nooks augment desert landscaping: 
Mexican blue fan palms line hidden walks, 
White flowered Yucca peek over shorter fans, 
White blooming green bottlebrush 
Spill onto curved garden paths, 
A green Fortnight Lily guards concealed ponds, 
While soft leaved Asparague Fern caresses the stone. 

Tranquility echoes 
The silence of meditation, 
As a new day begins. 

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Desert Sunset

The desert sunset highlights 
Tantalizing cactus gardens growing 
Agave, prickly pear, 
San Pedro, flat leafed Indian Fig Cactus. 
And rosemary. 

Sol's evening rays play 
In backyard gardens: 
Kissing Bougainvillea blooms. 
Transforming deep green Cannas leaves 
Into emerald images of mystery, 
Caressing Canary Island Palms, 
And variegated American Agave. 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The Walled Garden

In a stone walled garden 
By a round wading pool 
Resides a tall, slender red Yucca 
Next to a scarlet flowered dwarf bottle brush, 
A few feet away Sago Palm grows 
Surround by an Ocotillo, 
A stand of decorative deer grass, 
And a cherry laurel. 

All proclaiming 
The beauty of the desert. 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Red Skies: Memories of a December Dawn in Oklahoma

Rust colored mornings 
Eased the boredom of waking as 
Dawn scatted its joy. 

Sun caressed clouds, 
Kissed the firmament blue as 
I stepped onto the cold linoleum 
Expressing my gratitude and 
Singing light's praises.