Words and photos by Yvonne.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Small Stones 5-9

Noble live oak,
winter green and full,
acorns have fallen
to its base,
adorning the shadow quilt
of speckled light,
on saplings
wee and delicate.

Fox tail ferns
living a carefree life
in a front porch pot
with fronds extending
to welcome me home

Small mesquite residents,
sing their melodious birdsongs
teakettle teakettle teakettle
cheery cheery cheery
good morning reminders

Rain and thunder
interrupt my repose.
I gaze through my window
smiling at the
wet round drops
 collected in square holes
of the window screen.

Palm trees stand upright
 where the earth and sky meet
and create silhouettes
against a Prussian blue
almost night

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