Friday, September 21, 2012

What I Am (A Memoir Poem)

I am the summer spent at the library,
Sunscreen beneath chilled sweaters
Where we drew until the lights blinked shut.
I am the autumn covered hills,
The walk where I shared my identity musings
Through a poem with Mother,
And it padded down with us on cat paws.
I am the raindrops on my car window (like tears),
Waterholes for the dinosaurs.
The black and gray mingled fatally.

I am the swing on the ceiling,
Blue like the wide wide sky,
Blue with my simple joy.
I am the store overflowing with shoes,
The floor tumbling with sneakers, heels, boots,
Where I hit an old lady (by accident, of course,
But does she care?)
I am the wedding night of the weeping moon.
Dark with the absence of sleep.
Bland like the strawberry and cream cake.

 I am the museum with the stairs
And automobile fried chicken,The hands with one band each.
I am the carbonated water with ice,
The turtles sleeping in the pond,
And the foreign farewell.
I am the cold night beneath covers,
The cat under the truck,
The secret revealed.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nature Quotes

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.” –Rachel Carson

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” –Martin Buber

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a songbird will come.” –Chinese Proverb

“In the wilderness is the preservation of the world.” –Henry David Thoreau

“We do not inherit the land from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children.” –Native American Proverb.

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” –William Shakespeare

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” –Frank Lloyd Wright

“All good things are wild and free.” –Henry David Thoreau

“We do not see nature through our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.”
 –William Hazlitt

“Let nature be your teacher.”  –William Wordsworth

“The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.”  –Chief Seattle

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Whimsical Wonders

I doll I got from my friend.

Crafts I made for Easter. I just hot-glue gunned plastic eggs and cutomized them with my imagination!

I love this bunny. I call him Fred.

A jounral I made at the library.

Pohtography: Scenes from The Park

I went to a very beautiful park over the summer. I hope you enjoy these!

Photography: Playground

Monday, September 10, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Memoir Poem

When I awoke, there was fresh cold air
From the storm during the night.
Gray light steamed through the open blinds
And I decided to look through the window.
The garden spilled out below.
Purple, yellow, pink and red flowers tumbled,
Not quite buried by the vines and the green.
Silver raindrops glittered on the leaves.
It was very quite, but for crickets and song birds.
Outside the fenced garden there were red brick buildings which
Bled into the neighborhood.
There hung clotheslines with rainbow clothes.
Inside the room a potted plant touched the ceiling,
Its leafy branches making elaborate and twisted shapes.
Their creeping tendrils crept through the blinds.
The clouds had left the world a wonder.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Poem: The Teddy Bear

As I passed the veteran’s memorial
On my way to the bird sanctuary,
I saw a teddy bear
In the hollow of a

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


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