“Moon Song” Used with Permission of Artist Lisa Telling Kattenbraker
Your color is hope,
birdsong on sunbeams,
a peaceful night’s sleep,
a bittersweet violin air,
raindrops on cottage roses
in full-spiced bloom,
the last snowflake of May,
and the urge to sail
over blue-green waves
with moon-drunk words
on my lips, tasting hope.
Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham Continue reading
Thankful for art and music,
for time with my family,
words that flow and dance, Continue reading
Used by Permission of Michelle Kogan
Thanks to Michelle Kogan, a Poetry Friday friend, for this stunning poetry postcard, with strawberries, bees and a Monarch fairy! Continue reading
Blood spilled in fields.
We cannot sleep. Continue reading
frozen fire, burning ice;
truth, proof, belief;
Late snow or early heat,
a green shoot persists.
Rising from fragrant soil,
toe-deep in reverie,
negligence and starving deer. Continue reading
Flying Away, Used by Permission of Sath
We fly past the stars on silver wings,
rushing wind without and within.
All of life unfolds its answers
until we wake.
Copyright 2017 Brenda Davis Harsham
Note: The first line refers to Roald Dahl’s Matilda. The art is courtesy of Sath, a wonderful street artist and international ambassador of art. Resa McConaghy at Graffiti Lux and Murals is celebrating Kids’ Month, and you are welcome to drop by and make friends with her and other kids-loving friends.
Children of the World,
who breathe perfumed air in
rose gardens, spice-filled kitchens,
orange groves and city streets… Continue reading
who never bring you coffee
dream in poetry Continue reading
set my heart afire
with thanks Continue reading
Used by Permission of Resa at Artgowns.com
light as air,
think swan-light, Continue reading
Tiny O’Toole loved a kitten.
He felt himself hard bitten.
“Ouch!” he cried.
He stuffed her in his mitten.
“Now, that’s not fitting’,”
complained the kitten.
“Let me out
or I’ll shout.
After all, I’m no Briton!”
O’Toole sipped mead,
and then he agreed:
you mistook me for tweed.”
Copyright 2016 Brenda Davis Harsham
Notes: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! The art work is a stained glass plate I made with my daughter. A limerick is a light-hearted poem with the rhyming pattern AABBA. A lines are shorter than B lines. My all-time most viewed post is Leprechaun Limerick. I also wrote a set of three limericks on being Irish.