A Morning Call


Another grey and rainy day

Rivers and lakes running above flood stages
With more rain forecasted
Trees are standing lush and full
Our green grass is ten foot tall!

Morning sun peeks out among
Dark rain clouds
Out over shadows
Framing just a small corner
Of these Ozark eastern skies!

Through these timbered woods
Echoes sound out loudly
And suddenly
This morning’s silence
Is broken and gives way
To our neighborly Canada Geese calls
Awake now and flying out
Over the cove’s high waters
Toward the dam site!

Our Grey Ozark squirrels
Playfully scampering about
And sitting out
On their favorite
Oak tree-top porch
Where is my morning tea?


Theophilus’s Garden

I am drawn outdoors today
It’s a rounded kind of morning
Full of spring circle migrations
Smoothing out edges
Healing to my quick turn days
Just folded for an uninterrupted rest

Lavender peonies stand and wave me by
Yellow warblers high in the piney woods sing me their love
Roadside summer daisies show themselves
Smiling white crowned faces in bright yellow ribbon hats
Telling me even though it’s not quite summer yet
Everything will be graced by this day

When was the last time I sat alone and rested my eyes?
Allowing sunlight to shine through closed eyelids
And listening to sky winds traveling across the cove
Carried in high tree tops
As they work their way down ancient paths
Where earthen red changes to forever green

Sunlight filters through dark leaves
Layering the day like some new world immersion
Turning shadows inside out
Painting the day with a delicate brush
Ever flowing through this sky home
Bathing my soul as I await in scared pause

Writing Notes: Theophilus – – – “the name “θεόφιλος” (“Theophilos”), as it appears therein, means friend of God[1] or (be)loved by God or loving God[2] in the Greek language.  Its origin is the Greek word Θεόφιλος from θεός (God) and φιλία (love or affection) can be translated as “Love of God” or “Friend of God”, i.e., it is a theophoric name, synonymous with the name Amadeus which originates from Latin.”  Wikipedia Search


Out the Door

There goes running Allegra out the front door
Her mother yells ~
“Close that door! Were you raised in a barn?”
Laughing Allegra yells back ~
Not in a barn
Not on a farm
Who gives a darn!
Not even for a song
Not even for a yarn
I say ~
No harm
No foul!


Writing prompt by dVerse Poetics~

My morning’s writing for dVerse Poetics prompt using idioms in a fun and different way!

Catachresis originally come from greek (κατάχρησις) and means abuse. When used as a literary device, we misuse the language for literary effect. For instance when E.E. Cummings writes:

the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses  ~  nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands

Cummings uses the illogical connection between voice and eyes and between the hands and rain.