#Nature, National Poetry Month, Spring

National Poetry Month – day #3 #NaPoWriMo

This new day
Rejoicing blue skies and brightly color greens
Opening spring blossoms dotting hillsides
In every way

Up high in the tall pine stand
Where winds blow gusty and loud
A lone yellow pine warbler sings
His own spring song

Where the day moon resides
Sitting higher – above the tree line
Like a hanging white lantern
A shadow’s home

Underneath Lake Ann’s pine canopy
Brown needles abound
Found among native pink redbuds
“service” and white dogwood blooms

Where I sit on my porch
There is such a southern breeze
Barely there — visiting from the ground level
Always just coming and going

Grey squirrels run
Right next door to red cardinals, grey titmouses,
Gold finches, red-patched downy woodpeckers, and black-capped chickadees
Perched on low branches – each awaiting their bird feeder turn

Where this year’s garden Bella Vista Daffodils
Are all decked out for show
With full heads of white and gold
Moving to and fro – in bright new springtime smiles

Spring, Written for NaPoWriMo

National Poetry Month ~ day 2 #napowrimo

Writing From my iPhone ~

This morning

I step outside into my beloved Ozark mountains

Along trails that follow the hollows and mountain ridges

A gift of multiple sunrises as I walk across the fields

I find diamonds among the fields of dew

THANK YOU~ The Patinkc Daily Online Missouri News Magazine!

PHOTOS from the morning’s walk
Out and about ~ Roaming these Ozark Hills around Hidden Springs

Spring, Written for NaPoWriMo

National Poetry Month ~day 1 #napowrimo

Good morning from the Lakeside deck ~

I step outside

In a cool morning breeze

I look up

And behind me

I see clear blue skies overhead

I watch in front of me

As low soft gray clouds cover a

Foggy Lake Ann morning

All along the quays

A heavy fog settles in

Unseen

Canadian geese fly over the cove

I only hear their loud calls

As they touch me through the fog

A hushed circle sun

Traces through the fog

Lifting light upwards

Over Ozark hillsides

It’s brand new

A Spring morning

Warming

But still cool from night rain

Lake waters close to shore

Turn a soft pewter grey

Laying perfectly still

As fog moves away

Sitting right on water tops

No shadows found anywhere

Although I can see

Where to walk along the side path

I cannot see the turns

Or direction that I’m going

Faith is like this ~

Spring

Good morning from the lakeside deck …

This morning started out way early with our new pups. It’s a great morning workouot for Leroy and I — from little ones greetings of hello, for immediate outside necessities, followed by eating every morsel of food, then outisde again, then finally in with warmth, fun play and naps! Sounds like a perfect schedule for me! Ha

My morning write —

morning stretch
highs and lows reaching
sleep finds me

Spring

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

Arkansas Rains today ~ you know, those gentle rains that come out on the edges behind a big storm as it moves through ~

I love the feeling of being outside on my deck with cool tree breezes moving through the cove and birds signing their morning songs.

I sit high up in the tree tops and can hear the rain dripping through the layers of leaves as it falls toward the ground!

What a journey we have if only we “pause” enough to listen and see!

Blessings ~
My Haiku this morning ~
this is for our heart’s prayers.

soft falling
tree canopy rains
gentleness

Spring

Morning Inspirations

My poem ~ inspired by morning inspirations, Rev Pamela, Highlands Onocology

Open my eyes, ears and heart to listen

As I am in waiting for words and wisdom

While I’m searching for healing

With a touch of soft solace for my soul

I pray for abundant grace and mercy

I find you meeting me here today

As you wrap your arms around me

In sweet gentle love

~ by Joanie

Thank you Rev. Pamela for always giving much inspiration and encouragement to everyone that you meet.

Spring

Sun Sitting Still

Good morning from Rogers AR ~

I traveled into work today along Hwy 71 with the morning sun seemingly sitting still in a thick haze.

My morning writing ~

Quickened scenes
Heavy curtains fall
Sun rises through

What is it that makes a day work for you?

When you feel you just can’t handle it today ~ yet you go ahead and stay then move through ~ so you too can rise!

Spring

Brrr It’s Cold Outside ~ for #NaPoWriMo Day 7/15

Good morning from inside this morning ~ Freezing temperatures and grey clouds greet me. Who would ever know it’s really April by just looking outside?

My morning writing ~ 6 lines

Sitting inside
Looking outside

Bathed in greys
Water reflections of whole skys

All with the hint
of fresh spring greens

Spring

Spring Watch for NaPoWriMo Day 4/12

Good morning from the lakeside deck —
Sunshine greets me and its 65 degrees! Warm with a forecasted windy day and storms coming for tomorrow. However, now there is stillness and quiet air lays over Lake Ann, with a slight south wind. Birds seem to know something is on its way as they are all out and feeding. All of us are in anticipation of what will come later today.

Haiku 3/5/3 and 3/5/1

Red-tailed hawk
Visiting hollowed out
Woodpecker tree

Two Cardinals
Sounding their songs
Spring