Neptune moves

On charging steed
King Neptune moves
Through waves of white
Calling me home.
The horses pound
The sandy shores
Gathering speed
Drawing me in.
Shells sucked under
The raging waters smash
I feel myself being pulled
Into the depths
Of dreams.
Home by the water
Oh sweetness of salt air
And azure skies melting into
The bluest horizon
I am coming home my Neptune
To ride once more
The stallions of sea-foam
To return where I belong.

Art by Walter Crane


Silent bloom

After the storm
Night gently falls
And the silence of the moment
A touch of beauty
Graces the white weary world
Out in the silver snow
Tender blooms
Beauty placed to mark
This moment of the day.
Petals stand before the sky
Making a portrait
In simplicity.
A new day will dawn
Sun will rise over hills
Bringing light and relief
As the wave of snow winds down
We will emerge once more
Like flowers bursting forth
From the depths of the earth
We will again bloom.

Photo taken by our friend Steve who received 7+ feet of snow this week in Alden NY.



Eleven degrees
Cold chills the bones,
Swirling vortex of endless white
Fire burns in bellied stove
Down below.
Lazy day
As the world waits
For the end of wickedness
Snow eating machines overfilled
Metal arms pushing
Cannot keep up.
They watch wondering
Where is he now?
The glass of their world
Beyond unseen he moves
While they watch
And wait
And wonder when?
I release the beasts for short moments
They play and run
The children of the crystals
Covered and white they return
Shaking off
Ready to enter
Their den of heat
To the biscuit that waits
As they smile
In dog joy.

Somewhere in the tundra that is South of Buffalo NY, a rare snow day with travel bans, 3 feet and rising and moving yet closer…the pups get no naps when the peeps are home…and they are truly smiling….just like the kids.


To the moon

Step by step
Climbing to the moon
The dreams of souls
Singing as they go.
The ladder to enlightenment
Stars to give
The guiding light
Runway lit for landing.
I see you waiting
Smiling perhaps
Waiting to welcome
Traveller heights going forever
In the clouds floating
This dream of joy
Fills the heart.


To love the dream

Open the eyes to the night sky calling,
Stars stand at attention
Bowing on their stage
Shining their light on my heart.
Cold air shivers skin
But I will stand before the skies
Honest and open
As I hold out my wishes and dreams
For the blessings
And I search the horizon
The ever watchful moon hangs
Like an ornament of the night
Shining for me
Calling to me to believe
That the love packed tight
And the dreams sunny bright
Will be waiting
With the coming of dawn.


Starlight snow

The universe filled
Tiny crystal image
Star like snow pieces
Bits falling
Down on me.
I hold out my hand capturing
The tiny star disappeared
Before I could see the texture
Lines and unique shape,
But round me swirls more
Gentle as the night sky
That I wish upon,
This cold silence of air
As the pieces of the cloud world
Come tumbling down
Blending with all the rest
At my feet.


Last first snow

Shadows reflected
Watching the coolness
As evening falls
Like the blanket of white
The last first snow.
Air icy
Clumps of cotton white
Clinging to the empty fingers
Arms of trees catching
Tiny little crystals,
I look beyond the window glass
Content that next year
I will look out new windows
See the green wild growth
Warm and secure
And maybe perhaps missing
A moment like this,
But most likely not.
Just a time to remember,
To reflect on a quiet beauty
On a simple storm
To recall years from now.


Someday now

Used to believe
Things just happened
And that was the way it was,
But the someday that never happened
Finally found me waiting
Saying here I am
Got lost along the way
But I see you smiling
And not so really sad
Because someday is now.
Someday is not never
Not forever
Nor ever after
But the day is now
And yesterday is gone
Tomorrow is still waiting
And I am reaching out for more.
More dreams
More joy
More love for life
And found that too
Lying patiently below,
Nudged to the light
Here without a fight
Just the overcoming of fear and worry
Just the letting go
Just the point
Of let it be
Setting the magic free
Within me.


Water falls gently

Crisp wetness falls
Like dreams spilling over
In the absolute moment
Of a joy found.
Water flows clear
Smooth river running
Round the bend of a check
Eyes shine with happiness.
What dreams bring to life
The soul of the weak
To stand and embrace humbly
To accept the gift with wisdom
That it was always meant to be.
They move forward
Never retreating
Till the well runs dry
And the parched self lays quenched
In idle bliss of today.
Hold tight that simple joy,
Dance in happiness to the beat of a heart
Laugh loudly to share the sounds
The heart flowing with the blood of life,
The eyes too shall flow
In goodness and light
With tears of splendid joy.

Thoughts on life that moves and flows and to just feel that sense of happiness,
That every little thing is going to the universal plan.