Haiku Poetry Group, Lake Ann, Nature, Winter, Written for NaPoWriMo


Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

I sit somewhat calm as the air rushes in through the open screen.

Today is like a sudden gust of spring, the air is warm and swirling from the south.

It comes to visit like neighborhood children ringing a door bell and then quickly running away as fast as they can before the door is opened.

Some haiku ~

Light parade
Soldiers standing tall
Mighty woods

Morning sun
I sit upon air
Swings swaying


Living In Light

Writing for the National Haiku Month of February /http://www.nahaiwrimo.com/


walking on

push and pull to close

give spare change #

sacred pause

asking god to stay

for you too #

Inspired by Reverend Pamela Cicioni passing along Mother Teresa’s words ~

There is a Light in this World, A Healing Spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter…

We sometimes lose sight of this force where there is suffering, too much pain…

Then suddenly the Spirit will emerge through the Lives of Ordinary People…

Who hear the call and answer in Extraordinary ways!!!

-Mother Teresa-


Good morning from the lakeside deck –

Good morning from the lakeside deck –

February has started out cold but not below freezing so a welcome relief.
Today I’m looking forward to inherent deliberations of present and future goals. Trying to reset my world!

My morning sky lights up
In a field of soft lavender clouds
The horizon sits sparkling in strawberry clusters
Making daybreak whole
Just walking among the treetops


Eagles Flying

Time to spare. . .
Is there really such a thing~
Out and about
I made up my time today
In household shores
And taking out the recyclables
Making donations
Hauling them to the Goodwill
Afterwards carried out deliberations
Ate my morning doughnuts
Then went roaming
Down by Stella, Missouri
Trying to find eagles flying
Out and about driving
Down open roads
Spotting eagle nests
And wings flying!


Fearless Writing Challenge

As I begin this winter season, I accept the Fearless Writing Challenge to write each day. Thank you Crescent Dragonwheel for your inspiration!

Writers Night Out
Lakepoint Restaurant on Lake Loch Lomond

Free my heart . . .
Where the mighty sky meets
Mountains strong
Rooted into dark deep earth
Facing the world

Soft gentle snowflakes
Dropping ever so slowly
Pouring out freely!

But only seen
By eyes that watch
By bodies that feel
And souls that see
Trading nothing at all
But for themselves

Softly and


Listening to Silence

Time comes to me through an open door. . .

Setting on my lakeside deck
Grounded by woods
Air and the lake below
I hold my love for being here

Now and today
Firmly rooted in my Ozarks
Sky meets treetops
Where thinly scattered clouds
Shroud the sun
Where the sun makes its way up
Moving the light over my
Arms and then my face

I say – – –
Don’t move
Be still
Just listen
Hold onto this moment
I touch scared space
Finding love

I carry hope
With me forever – – –
God touches the morning
And here
I find my home

Autumn, Nature, Ozarks, Prayer

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~


Be still and know, I am here ~
God speaks to us in many ways
One is through the natural rhythms of nature
By being still and listening
By watching the morning sun rise
By feeling the crisp autumn air
By walking along a forested trail
We can feel the gentle flow of life
Tuning ourselves into God speak

Autumn, Journal Writing, Lake Ann

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

I have sat here since early morning
Watching for sky changes
From night lights to daylight
Watching way before dawn
Waiting for the sun’s horizon rising

Facing the morning sun
Each sun’s ray fell upon my eyes
I could trace its path in beads
I held out my cupped hands
Holding the ball of light
Spreading its rays directly to me

Autumn light ever so slanted
That it made Lake Ann’s waters
Look like flowing bronze mercury
Riding on top of a heavy breeze
From a cold front passing through

As clouds were parting
And dancing away
I saw the softness of an
Upcoming winter’s sky

I have a sense of unease
With undertones of a long goodbye
I try to refocus on life moments
Replenishing to the present now

One ~



Hoping for a reset ~
Holding onto life
Push and hold ~
An on-light
Glowing green


Everyday is a New Day

It’s a good morning at Lake Ann’s Lakeside Deck.
These beautiful Fall days are one of the very reasons we live in the Ozarks…so thankful I am here today. I hope you have someone to share this day with you, truly no greater gift – GOLD.

Everyday is a New Day!

I awake before the bird sings
Twilight undertones frame my sky
Soft light streams up to me
Grey clouds roll through Lake Ann
Spreading over hills
As fog lifts off the cove

Morning first light
Paints new streaks of hot pink
Along the clouds underside bellies

And then blue sky unfolds
Just as pink fades

All the night colors leave
And green shows back up
For its day shift

I wrap Maude’s quilt
Around my shoulders
Close and warm

Then breathe softly
As I intently listen
For the first bird song

Lake Ann photo