Category Archives: word play



calendars can tell us
names and numbers,
when to schedule the dentist appointments,
when to schedule the vacation,
when to schedule the good or horrible things that we think we need to do.
we schedule,
we dream,
we plan,
but we can’t write love on our own heart.


bj’s line*

the burden 
of the day 
winked at me.
such a flirt.
and looking 
the cat dragged in, 
with a smile
and so charming.
a dangerous load 
that needed 
special handling.
so i gave it 
a sweet kiss
and let it fly.

*the first line, from bj.


art  art  art
so many things
and words come
and images come 
and paint 
yes, painting gets done 
everything in God’s time
children leap
if they can
and when
no fear  no fear  no fear 
it should never 
be so dear 
as to fear 
the art of play 
or the play of art 
leap any way 
you can 
a dance of the heart 



i want to give away 

that are collected
too close
thinking some day
i will use it
need it
can’t let it go
it belonged
to a memory
i want to give away
like heavy chains
they are
my neck


It’s that time of the year…


The leaves are losing their grip.
The wind has a bit of a nip.
Bundle up tight
tuck your feet in at night
and of a warm drink 
  have a sip.
nance marie
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.
~Meister Eckart
It is easy to love the people far away.
It is not always easy to love those close to us.
It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger 
than to relieve the loneliness and pain
of someone unloved in our own home.
Bring love into your home
for this is where our love for each other must start.
~Mother Teresa

in the wind


i hang the damp
clean clothes on the line
drawn tight from house to garage
into a clothespin bag full of pins
my hand reaches and fingers
wrap around the the wooden
shape smooth all one piece
it slips over the shoulder of
a light blue cotton dress
and holds it to the coated wire
another pin captured from
between my lips
slips over the other shoulder
and the dress dances in the wind
like it did on me
last night