Sparkling Diamonds

today outside 

I walk on Lake Ann’s shores

a most delightful morning greets me
porch wind chimes singing
stray cool summer air 
from somewhere
must be north or east of here
a marvelous opening act
set in a silvery skies 
with just a hint of the moon
lake waters 
running sparkles
in sunshine diamonds
only sold by the second

Indigo Skies

indigo skies 
on a clear starry night
gives way to
a gentle dawn
held in a whisper blue
I sit with a silken sunrise
trying out my new solstice dawn
light embers 
spread overhead
creating our lake’s sky dome
ever changing 
cerulean blue
and raspberry plum
a true mixed palate
like a beautiful new scarf
placed over my head 
quietly folding
into the curves 
of my day
golden light now shines
upon shoreline bluffs
velvet golden shelves
and limestone ledges echo back
to a honey dew sun
morning light filters through
bent woodland boughs 
sky winds meet me on the rise
shadows emerge
I rise to my day
in silent prayer
while the world sleeps
yet never still