Emotional Waters

Emotions, like water take many forms we may bottle our feelings or let them flow like a river They can suddenly come crashing against the rock of selfishness or ripple in widening circles when a pebble of understanding is invited into the smooth surface Our emotions can rush off a tall cliff splashing into deep … More Emotional Waters

Go Back Home, Jack

Recently we took in a cat, Jack, from a friend who became too ill to care for him. With two well established cats in the house, Chloe and Star, the inclusion of this much younger cat took some adjustments. This poem is written in the rhythm (somewhat) of the Ray Charles tune, Hit the Road, … More Go Back Home, Jack

Wishing Words [haiku]

Whispering letters coalesce playfully til wishing words emerge “Words on paper have no apparent glow.  Ishi called them bird tracks on white bark. But words on white paper can move from mind to mind like flames from roof to roof in wind not one word spoken.”  Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge Graphic designed in PowerPoint and Paint … More Wishing Words [haiku]

Sunset Psalm

The moon shines amidst a sprinkling of twinkles in the inky twilight while ambling clouds give way to shades for timid stars who want to play peek-a-boo with the man in the moon   Photo by Billy Huynh courtesy of Unsplash

What Inspires Deep Respect Tinged with Awe

the written word, words unspoken wind chimes in a breeze seasonal changes, all kinds of changes, even the ones that I fear children growing into adults adults remaining childlike trees planted generations ago and trees that sprout through sidewalks the quiet nature of rocks the flowing nature of streams the busy nature of squirrels the … More What Inspires Deep Respect Tinged with Awe

Garden of Words

Hibiscus is a tasty word; it rolls around in my mouth like chrysanthemum, mimosa and sweet, sweet alyssum I always sing forsythia and toe-tap honeysuckle; wisteria leaves me wistful; oleander makes me smile Forget-me-nots jog memories and I just love bleeding hearts; periwinkle is so playful in the garden of words that I love Do … More Garden of Words