The Turning *

It seemed

like

yesterday

~~~~

I was a

bud

in Spring’s nourishing womb

my first mother

then I opened

blossomed

in Summer’s warm touch

my second mother

now I have

withered

in Autumn’s cool embrace

my third mother

I await

suspended

in Winter’s final grip

my fourth mother

after which I will

be born again,

Life moves

with the

Seasons

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*Note: for your listening pleasure as always I give you Vivaldi’s ~ Four Seasons

If you wish to learn more about the Four Seasons, follow the link I’ve provided https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Four_Seasons_(Vivaldi)

🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

Boxes*

She knew

there was no room

for her.

The sincerity

of words written,

shattered emotion,

carried fragile lines.

Waiting

each day

adding another

promise penned

joining others.

Letters, cards

laid to rest

in boxes,

waiting.

Becoming fragile

with each

passing year,

waiting.

Life moved on

time stood still;

the boxes

waited.

Bound secretly

she was

that warm

summer night

to One.

her heart

waited,

in silence.

she gazed upon

dusks violet light,

knowing the

boxes

waited,

within them

she placed

her words,

Bound

Love

Promised

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Note: I hope that you enjoy my song choice which was originally recorded by Civil Twilight. However I chose this recording by Lauren King I wanted to use woman’s voice for this piece. She sings this song clearly and beautifully.

Always 🌎✌🏻💜 Be safe, take care.

A Quiet Man *

I speak to

you sometimes

in those moments

before

sunset

or

sunrise,

I feel your closeness

within the sound

of the wind through

the trees.

~

I miss

your gentle quiet ways,

comfortable with silence;

your words of wisdom,

offered tenderly;

your ever present smile,

my own given in return;

your calm ice blue eyes,

that always saw my soul.

~

I was like an island,

surrounded by an

endless ocean

of love you held

in your heart

for me.

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*Note: I was lucky to have this gentle man as my father.

This is a photo of my Dad at the age of 21 shortly after my parents were married. My Dad is looking directly into the lens he always did that. He looked people straight in the eye never looking away. As I got older I noticed it made people uncomfortable, sometimes they’d look away. I remember asking my Dad why that was. His response was two fold, either their lying or hiding something deeper they don’t want you to see.

On a side note: I have a photo of my Mother age 17 in the same setting, apparently taken the same day. however she is actually reading (she loved books) the book.

Wishing my fellow bloggers a Happy Fathers Day to the men who choose to be a Dad, Step Dad, Adopt, or Mentor a child, remember be kind, understanding you are molding who they’ll become.

Always 🌎 ✌🏻 💙 Take care, be safe.

Always in My Heart (tanka)*

flesh nor blood were yours~

arms encircled like a womb~

your love carried me~

delivered me to this world~

life’s joys I might not have known

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*Note: My Mom had so much love to give and couldn’t have children. She always said how lucky she was to be chosen to be my Mom and her prayers were answered. When all the time I was the lucky one that He sent her to me. My Mom loved roses and had a garden full of them. This year my daughter honored both of us by planting two identical rose bushes in her own garden (you can see it’s bloom in Eye View #3), I was deeply moved by this gift of remembrance and love.

Tree of Life *

it

glows

in

sunsets

golden

light

illuminates

rich

branches

families

share

each

generation

encircled

within

the

trunk

all

joined

by

deeply

seated

roots

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*Note: The music is from the soundtrack for the movie and several clips from The Tree of Life**, with the hauntingly beautiful Lacrimosa in the background by Zbigniew Preisner. Behold true beauty in sound and vision.

🌎✌🏻💙 Be safe, take care.

** if you’d like to know more about the movie (which I found very moving) I have provided a link to Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tree_of_Life_(film)