Good Morning from the Lakeside Deck, Lake Ann, Loving Spirit, Nature, Ozarks, Prayer, Winter

Morning Still


I’m held here by a single moment
Stepping outside
Into the cold winter warmth

A soft morning light bathes my soul
In gentle touches
Sweet as sweet soft cheek kisses

Reflections of both land and sky
Shine upon a stilled Lake Ann
Out-stretching trees linger over its shores
Forever, falling into the depths below
But, soon this Escher painting will vanish too

In the distance
Canadian Geese fly through the cove
Leaving only echoes behind

An Ozark mountain sunrise moves over the ridge
And twilight blues
Turn into day
Leaving the world silenced and still

Oh, how my heart wishes to stay
Pausing in this day
For just one more treasured moment
Held in peace and joy

How thankful I am . . .
Gratitude floods over me
Surrounds me
Wraps its arms around me

I embrace this place
With each breath I breathe
Wishing again for a single morning star-rise
But, I must go


National Poetry Month ~ April

Day 30#
#amwriting #napomo #napowrimo

Saying goodbye to NAPOMO . . .

Poetry can be used as Performance Art for a ACTIVISM to promote a SOCIAL CAUSE!

THIS is How CHANGE happens ~

Producer, Actor & Writer of the Book & Broadway Play, Hamilton ~ Lin-Manuel Miranda

My morning writing ~
I sometimes write to understand myself or to “frame” a moment in-time by slowing down to observe my world around me. This might be seen as observational or descriptive poetry. However, I prefer to consider it meditative poetry ~ being in touch with your self & connecting it to the present moment.

Also I have written on environmental & social concerns, but not as performance art.  I might have to give it a try one of these days.  I find I am always transformed by experiencing art & stories in any form.

Every single day we can find poetry around us if we take time to look & to listen.

On television this week, I loved the surprise of seeing poetry used & reported to bring attention to national political cause. How great is that!

Thank you Lin-Manuel Miranda.


National Poetry Month ~ April

Day 29#
#napomo #amwriting

Good morning from thr lakeside deck ~
We have clouds & rain this morning. Sunrise brought a bright beautiful pink to the sky then turned over to just grey. Cool temps too ~ in the 50s.

Im just sitting here wrapped in a blanket, sitting with my gentle Arkansas rain!

My morning write ~

you can hear it coming
through the trees
you can see it coming
as it moves over the lake
making splashes & dashes
far in the cove
here it comes
and you say
we better go inside?
no not yet
I’m going to stay


National Poetry Month ~ April

Day 28#
#napomo #napowrimo #amwriting

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

A simply beautiful cool AR spring morning!

Over the last several days, I’ve been watching a pair of Wood Wrens build their nest. It is behind a temperature clock on the inside eve of our deck. They have been so busy & working hard to gather the bits of pieces of sticks, leaves, pollen flowers, string & paper. Anazing they can find this variety of stuff to use!

My morning write ~

I hear
my favorite
spring bird song
and spot a wren
talking to the world

mamma and papa
busy as two carpenters
such an industrious pair
these tiny brown wood wrens
dart from rail to chair

showing stunning
creative & ingenuity
building a home
behind the clock


National Poetry Month ~ April

Day 27#
#amwriting #napomo #napowrimo
Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

A beautiful start to our day ~ cool air and sunshine filled with blue skies & not a cloud in sight!  We were most fortunate last night to get mainly straight winds ~ so lucky the storms tended not to produce tornadoes.  Thank God ~ that huge line of storms could have been aweful!

However, I’m so glad we got the rain ~ and this morning you can really open your windows & doors and BREATH in FRESH oxygenated air!  OH MY ~ it has been weeks sense we have been able to breath anything but green pollen.  It covered everything!

Take time for a wonderful day & I wish you happiness wherever you are ~ for this day and at this time!

My morning write ~
finches on perches
golden wings flutter lightly
a morning prelude


National Poetry Month ~ April

Day 26#
#amwriting #napomo #napowrimo

Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

Excerpt fron this morning’s Brian’s Pick Newsletter ~ (Talking about how we influence ourselves & others through our actions). . .

“Indeed, this is what Gandhi touched on when he observed that our thoughts become our words, our words become our actions, our actions become our character, our character becomes our destiny, and it’s also the foundation of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which aims to change how we think by first changing what we do, until we internalize a set of beliefs about how those actions define who we are.”

This morning’s write~

thinking out loud
shouting my words
silent as they are
becoming unstuck