Life I never had as a bird

Ocean below in vibrant blue, Waves crashing along the shoreline. Rocks to rest, fish to eat, The sun above with a bright shine. The wind blows to aid my flight, Up higher and higher I go. Above the clouds with delight, Diving and rising, to and fro. How amazing that would be, Adventure without a…

Nothing gold can stay

“Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.” ~ Robert Frost

Do Not Despair

When you find yourself cocooned in isolation and despair And cannot find your way out of the darkness, remember that This is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings.

In memory of a friend…

She threw her head back in laughter as I failed my attempt to convince her of my destitution. As her head came forward, to address my self-pity, she brushed her hair back behind her right ear. “My dear friend”, she said, as she stared deep into my soul, “no one is perfect because there is…

Joys of childhood

“Childhood means simplicity. Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” ~ Kailash Satyarthi

Nature

  “If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.” ~ E. O. Wilson       “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food…

Amica mea musa (my friend and muse)

I find myself thinking of you more and more every day. At first it was just an occasional thought prompted by a photograph or hearing your name. Now, it is daily and sometimes even hourly; every memoria more elevated than the one before. All of my senses are heightened to an almost uncontrollable ache that…

Speaks for itself…

I normally do not find myself in cemeteries but I found this to be an exception. The Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, GA was extraordinary. I was curious as to the historical side of this place more so than the gravestones. Yet, while walking through the area, I found myself in awe of the beauty…