Good morning Robin
When we get up
Out of complaining
We may truly be blessed
By the abundance of this creation. ..
The simple things
A Robin protruding his beak up
To grasp a single bead of rainwater
To quench his thirst this morning
And take note of the downy woodpecker
Bhakti and I had the great fortune to feast eyes upon
And identify yesterday
In a world full of much chaos and insanity and disappointment
Please take time to notice the blessings always
Even the tiniest that are dropping your way.
Green hearts shimmering
Viewed from the cedar wood platform at Cox Metropark
A bunny nestles in a hole on the trail
And then scurries away with the unexpected sudden movement
So many different shades of green
Tantalize the eyes
A warm hot sunny gorgeous summer day in Ohio
I am soaking in the beauty.
A single word embodies your essence
Defined as delightfully or attractive.
Your heart stopping
Your father and mothers DNA
In your face I see your father's expressive intensity
And your mother's ever youthful, playful happiness
What a marriage indeed!
You are simply captivating
A bundle of precious joy
Of innocence and the embodiment of dreams realized
And driving for greatness in this crazy world.
Never ever stop shining your light
My sweet sweet nephew!
Love your auntie Bloom
Brian Keith Wallen
Happy Freaking Friday
After a mentally exhausting week
But rewarding too
For the simple blessings of these spring days
Tulips resplendent in all their glory
Grateful for time with Alessandro
Shooting hoops in the driveway
While my sister persistently and insistently
Pulls the grass length down with her mower
Driving between Bellbrook and Centerville
The smell of the ground fresh with precipitation
Seeps into my nostrils, windows down
Ethereal blue shades of paint
Streak haphazardly across the sky
Birds chirp happily with the thaw of winter.
Enjoy Madagascar homemade vanilla ice-cream at Spinoza’s
Is hog heaven
We all…scream for ice cream
Robins pluck worms out of the ground
And bunnies hop in the plentiful rain
This verdant moisture rich landscape
Starkly contrasted to the dry
Dry brown of harsh desert from which I came
A cardinal alighted in a very tall tree
Shaking its plumage as if to Welcome me to the east
An auspicious symbol immediately reminding me of my Grandmother
Oma who, in her later years,
Often sat drinking a cup of tea watching
Scarlet red cardinals Feed ravenously
In excited delightful displays
vibrantly highlighted on snow
Against the pure white
Of the silencing unblemished virginal snow…
These two classically Quintessential colors
Could be wedding colors
Winter sweet nature scene themed on banquet tables.
(Move from Albuquerque to Dayton, 2015)
Sigh of relief as I arrive to my final destination
Sister guiding me via phone to the Kroger
Where she is waiting...
Broadly smiling with a man named Mark.
Lou filmed our Reunion
In slow motion, sister love
Sure as the thick red blood running
Through our veins connecting our DNA
Differences in style, personality
And preferences will never supercede
The bonds of our shared ancestry,
Shared life experience and enduring love
Blood truly is thicker than water
In this case it is true and I am grateful.
Fear freezes my soul
Paralysis seems complete
Slowly disconnecting consciousness
Is swirling, fading away
Heightened awareness of aching hunger
Is setting in
Voice has quieted.
Spirits open heart
Touch heart to heart
Like ocean rolling waves
Stoke happy sweet
Like strands of twisting honey.
A remarkable bird is a pelican
Spreading wings wide like picture windows
Inspires sweet serenity
Slowness of breath
Swooping slow, low for fish
Skimming wild water.
I long to be like the pelican,
To fly to distant lands,
Soar on ocean currents,
Rest on gigantic boulders awhile,
And then soar
Fly some more
This is the stuff of my dreams,
Happy dreams of flight,
Flight freedom of despair
Escape from trouble
Yes, I will soar
And invite you to come with me.