Thursday, December 16, 2010

twenty-nine candles-
my yearbook gathers
a little more dust...

Monday, December 13, 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

afternoon traffic-
a V of geese waits
for no one

backseat tales of
playground adventures-I turn
the radio off

a whispered prayer
resonates above the horn-
braking just in time

Saturday, October 23, 2010

on the screen,
a tiny white flicker-
my heart beats in sinc

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

treetops whisper
outside my window-
secrets between friends

Saturday, September 18, 2010

until the first leaf whispers,
"watch this..."

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

a single light
ripples across the water
so dark and deep-
I think of you
at midnight...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

orange moon
in my rearview mirror-
autumn just ahead...

Monday, August 9, 2010

how softly summer
slips away,
like smooth sand between my toes-
saunters away,
like slow-moving feet on some southern sidewalk-
sails away,
like the sultry night song that ends with a sigh
slides away,
like the salty teardrops that spill
when suddenly summer is not the season,
but a bittersweet memory,
stirring my soul.

(I realize that summer is not over according to the calendar, but for me, it is. This teacher goes back to work tomorrow...another summer slips away, but another new adventure awaits. :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

no need to wish
on that distant star-
two pink lines

Friday, July 16, 2010

she smiled
and suddenly the summer
was alive
with colors
I had never known

Thursday, July 15, 2010

sly crescent
hangs low
in the night sky-
everyone has
a secret...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

the cool pillow warmed
by her sigh

Thursday, July 1, 2010

summer night-
floating in the heavy air,
her lullaby

Monday, June 14, 2010

road trip-
backseat daydreams
take her miles away...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

alone at midnight-
finding silence has
so much to say...

Monday, June 7, 2010

as streams of sunlight
land on the sheets-
one more hour
to dream

(Enjoying my first few days of summer vacation...and so glad to be back!!!)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just wanted you all to know that I'm taking a break from blogging for a while. I wish you all well. I'll be back eventually. God bless!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I went for a walk in my neighborhood tonight. The weather is beautiful here right now...loving spring!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Last Dance

March 20th. I glance at the calendar one more time to make sure that I have not temporarily lost my mind.
Yes, it is March 20th...the first day of Spring. Yet, this scene outside my kitchen window looks like the hand-painted winter wonderland on the coffee mug from which I sip. The tree in our backyard sways and struggles against a bitter wind. I shake my head and smile as I watch the brand new buds on its branches turn from green to white.

"May I cut in?"
asks the old man-
last dance

Thursday, March 18, 2010

hanging them
on the crescent moon,
these thoughts
I'm just too tired
to think...

(at the end of a busy week......exhausted. ONE DAY 'TIL SPRING BREAK!!! :)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

smiling brown eyes
reflect four tiny flames-
when did I go
from counting toes
to counting candles?

Friday, March 5, 2010

aching for spring-
I only thought I loved

Sunday, February 28, 2010

three little pigs
and three little bears
in one twin bed-
The Complete Works of Shakespeare
will just have to wait...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

the plane lands,
but this place isn't home,
just concrete and dirt
until I feel the warmth
of your hand and your kiss

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New York City

Hello dear friends! I haven't posted anything in a few days because I am busy enjoying my trip to New York City. I am attending a wonderful teaching conference at Columbia University. We have really enjoyed the city. I love to just take off and explore when I travel. Luckily, I am here with two friends (my principal and another teacher from my school) who are the same way...laid back tourists who just love to walk and see. We're having such a fabulous time. I miss my husband and my daughter, though. I've never been away from my little girl for this many days in a row. I probably won't be posting any poetry until I return home, which will be Saturday. The picture above is my friend Shelly and I in front of our beautiful hotel on the Upper West Side, The Lucerne.  I hope you all are having a wonderful week. I'll be back in a few days.

Love from the Big Apple,

Saturday, February 13, 2010

For my Valentine

I love them-
all the ways
that you love me-
the playful squeeze
as you pass by me
standing at the kitchen sink
with my hair pulled back,
and you smile at me-
you smile, like I’m beautiful-
me, in my ponytail
and this old apron…
yes, I love them-
all the ways
that I love you back-
stealing kisses as you rob
a cookie from the sheet…
and I let you
because I only made them
to see that look on your face-
you know the one,
the one that says
“I love you”
in a million-and-a-half

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

staring at
the dismantled crib
in their spare bedroom,
she prays that the groundhog's
prediction is wrong

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Special thanks to my friend, Rhonda Shade, for the amazing photograph.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

winter chill-
your warm whispers
tickle my ear
as snow lands on snow-
I melt

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Train Set

somber lullaby
carries me away-
train song
mournful cry-
the conductor
going nowhere
balancing on
very thin rails-
am I on track?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

my ticket
to a lover's paradise-
snooze button

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

pale white moon
through naked branches-
whispers in the dark

Friday, January 8, 2010

cold toes
in warm sand-
cerulean waves
crash onto the shoreline
of my winter daydream

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

warmth from deep within-
your fragrant words
(In response to Magyar's post from January 5th..

Sunday, January 3, 2010

the taste of
sweet maple syrup
and salty tears-
kisses on
the softest little face.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

new year
same old night shift-
kissing through the phone