Thursday, April 30, 2015

#napowrimo15 If Only


If only…

If only 
the fragrant floret of the spring lilac bloomed the summer through;
If only
the yellow dazzle of dandelions
delighted the neighbor’s view;
If only 
the sweet songs of spring birds
stayed softly the year through
If only
these, would woes diminish
and poems flourish?

NaPoWriMo15 April 30  Sheri Edwards


Reflect curiosity and wonder --Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

#napowrimo15 Giraffe Clips

Giraffe Clips

A challenge:
From five paper clips
To bend and shape
What kind of animal
Can you make?

Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo15
April 29


Reflect curiosity and wonder --Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness...

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

#napowrimo15 This Road


This Road

Twenty minute drive
one way
Up to work,
up this highway:
I know this road.
Some travel
the black ribbon crossways;
Sometimes darting,
daring the byway:
I share this road.
I know the places
they appear;
I look for them,
some year after year.
A home, this road.


Round the curve
to the straightway
Same old fence of wood:
same old ravens always stood;
Down a mile, on the wire
Every spring, meadowlark sings;
Slow down the hill
where waters run
See the sage
and wild rosehips —
that is where
coyote slips;
And up above
look there and smile
circling higher, ever more
eagle floats on wings that soar.

Peace of mind —
a gift, each weekday;
creator guides
each creature’s way;
We live this road.


NaPoWriMo 15 April  28
Sheri Edwards 


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Monday, April 27, 2015

#napowrimo15 Thunder the Cat


Thunder

A neighborhood cat
slinks into the slider and
silently ascends
into the cat throne, a king:
“I’m staying;” “No, you are not.”

NaPoWriMo 15 April  27
Sheri Edwards


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Sunday, April 26, 2015

#napowrimo Life Change Remembered


Life Change Remembered

Upstairs: three rooms, bath;
View below: shaded courtyard;
This change, unwanted,
This place, where woe sprouts success;
Now boarded; still remembered.

Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo15
April 26


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Saturday, April 25, 2015

#napowrimo River Columbia


River Columbia

The Columbia,
not seen, but hidden below,
between hills afar; 
Often adorned above by 
curved cloud lines along its course.

Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo15
April 25


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Friday, April 24, 2015

#napowrimo15 Balsamroot


Balsamroot

Though not sunflowers,
the sun’s longer days lure them
awake, to our joy.

Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo15
April 24


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Thursday, April 23, 2015

#napowrimo15 blossoms pink


Blossoms pink
Full upon the branches,
Swirling, waving in a wild wind,
Petal by petal plucked, whirled
And twirled until evening calm
Pauses and places a gentle fall,
Full upon the curbing; still
Blossoms pink. 

Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo15
April 23

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

#napowrimo15 The Dogwood Four



The Dogwood Four

Four.
No more.

Can you hear Creator 
sighing, counting?

“One is nice;
Two, a pair unfinished,
Three, spins a dance,
Try four, ah
a  balance—

Four.
No more.”

Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo15 April 22

Digipoetry

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

#napowrimo15 Spring Thinning



Spring Thinning

Thin out the bulbs
Toss them aside
Over the ledge
into the coulee;

Walk next year
Stroll in the coulee
Stop in the green
One red: thinned beauty.

Sheri Edwards
NaPoWriMo15 April 21

Digipoetry

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