New Day Blessing
new day dawning
as the sun rises over the sea
elevate your spirit in its glory
as evening darkness begins to part
may warmth of sun rays warm your heart
form a smile in your heavenly eyes 
as morning breaks across the sky
feel the joy of earth’s awakening
embrace the new day dawning
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Return to Dust
I have often wonderedtree, man all return to dust
do the trees comprehend
denuding themselves in autumn
of redressing in the spring
do they remember each season
a resurrected soul life
perhaps springtime finds them
no better off than man
speculative, what awaits after death
as each leaf of red and gold
becomes a blanket for the earth
until it evanesces into nullity
only a memory in winter tears 
replenshing soil of the earth
when all is said and done
we aren’t the only one
man, beast, and tree
share corresponding destiny
all return to dust
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The next two poems are shared in answer to the prompt @ dverse to write about a circus. I hate everything about a circus, the noise, crowd, dirt, smell and cruelity to animals. I suppose I could write about that disdain but I just am not motivated to do so. Instead I am going to share two poems I wrote recently that incorporates the subject.


My second poem for this topic  may seem off topic until you remember that a Circus does often include  fun houses , the house of mirrors and houses of terror. 

Carnival of Terror

carnival terror

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hummingbirdPhoto © Jonathan Rossouw
lovely hummingbird
your tiny wing beats
flutter in excitement
match my lover’s heartbeats
displaying vibrant colors
reflection of the sun’s glory
my lover’s ardor illumination
reflected in my eyes

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kite flying by syrenichol @DeviantArt

jouncing carefree, twirling upwards
kite flying in the wind
luring passersby to watch it soar
merriment begins to roar
neath the gliding entertainment
outcrying children applaud
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This poem was a challenge @ dverse
The challenge was to write Alphabet Sestet. A Sestet poem is 1 poem of six lines.  In this challenge we were to choose a 6 letter sequence in the alphabet, for example A-B-C-D-E-F. The poem above was my response. 
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Festival of Love

lovely butterfly pianist
play your tunes of love
invite romantic turtle doves
harmonize as canaries sing
chirping bluebirds on the wing
fireflies to light the sparks
let’s invite the meadow larks

butterfly festival

every creature large and small
no limits ~ come one come all
to the merry making ball
none refused a jovial entrance
all invited come and dance
lighten up your heavy mood
get into a jocund groove
it’s a festival of love

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Communal Tongue

watch that in-crowd
baring their clawsgossipers
self-righteous quidnuncs all
no matter what you’ve done
communal tongue is a gun
always appalled
they fire their bullets
their judgment is quick
condemnation pricks
you’re the outcast

cheer up
that’s the best part of all

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This poem is response to Quadrille #64 challenge @

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How Many Times the Moon is Blue
do not dismay
that love has absconded
tho it was often said
once in a blue moon
I say tis true
the moon glows blue
many more times than once
do not feel forsaken
opportunity knocks twice 
or thrice or more
all is not lost
your ship will come in
so strike or strike not
the iron stays hot
until you run out of power
keep hope in your heart
joy in your soul
fear not
nothing is lost forever
there is always more fish in the sea
whenever you’re ready to cast your net
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This ditty was written for  a prompt on adages at 
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Moon Goddess Commands
moon goddess

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rise up moon goddess 
frothy and appetent
wolves pace seeking prey
emit your commanding rays
stir the night
wild is the breed
hunger the need
loneliness the heed
lust the deed
till moon goddess slumbers
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This poem is written in answer to a  Photo Challenge  for MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie      
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Preparation for Earth’s Hibernation
brisk earth awash in vibrant colorautumn
a dying beauty revealed
untarnished golds
crimson red
warmth of amber tones
tis the autumn season
garment of trees
blanketing the soil
the season of colors
preparation for earth’s hibernation
from the frigid tears of winter’s frost
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Poem written for  Quadrille #63  at using the word Earth
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