Lady of Summer

Many thanks to Kira’s Sunday Scribbles,  for such an evocative prompt.

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Lady of Summer

Long has she walked her path, the lady of summer
Her bright bounce faded into fall, as clouds gathered
and she lengthens her stride reaching for the fading sun.
Her legs like quaking aspens, shiver with the strain
detritus of the seasons trail behind her like a ragged banner
But demon winter grabs a hold and never does let go
Until at last the lady sleeps, twixt icicles and snow.

Till next time ~Peace ~JPP


The Poetry of Us

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For Kat’s Twittering Tales # 112

The Poetry of Us

There is a poem
I’ve always wanted to write
but I never found the words
until now

the beauty of life
and love
in a single piece
of flawless poetry

in four words
You and Me

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Till next time ~Peace ~JPP

The Deer, My Love and I

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Photo credit Kiras Sunday Scribbles

A poem for Kiras Sunday Scribbles and FOWC – trail because, sometimes the greatest joy lies in not knowing where you’re going or why.

The Deer, My Love and I

We walk the trail with spirits,
the deer, my love and I.
We wind along the mountain
and reach the summit’s height.
I hold my offering toward the sky
and breathing deep with joy, I sigh.
For the joy of never knowing why.
We walk with nature’s spirits
the deer, my love and I.

Till next time ~Peace ~JPP

Philosophy and Poetry

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Blame it on the cool, misty weather. Blame it on travel fatigue. No matter what I blame it on, I’m feeling philosophical today and we all know philosophy and poetry go hand in hand.

When I was young, I received a book of poetry by Helen Steiner-Rice. After four decades, I still remember my favorite stanza. “Only believe that the flowers will bloom, for perhaps that’s the reason they do.” Continue reading “Philosophy and Poetry”