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     from a tree to the forest...
 
first light
filled with birdsong
happy for a new day
 
a crow calls
three times
no one answers
 
orange poppies
yellow mustard
brighten my despair
 
sky so blue
I dive in
for a swim
 
a wave of wildflowers
covers the ground
splashing with color
 
flapping, arguing, squawking
a flock of birds
like noisy teenagers
 
apple blossoms
dripping with color
spill onto the grass
 
cobbled stones
gray fog
a hidden pool
 
hills gold as wheat
with islands
of green
 
such a mystery
invisible wind
that blows the trees
 
     from a wave to the sea...
 
gulls ride the wave
like surfers
in the endless summer
 
boardwalk ravaged by a storm
reclaimed
by the earth
 
the sound of ocean
swells and recedes
it takes me away
 
my feet leave footprints
in the sand
erased by the sea
 
many shades of blue/green/gray
the waves are capped
with white
 
dragon rests his head
in the water
waiting for a ship
 
pale blue sky
pink kite
gray surf
 
wave crashes
black rocks
white foam
 
black birds
skim the water
looking for fish
 
     from a star to the sky...
 
black as ink
this night sky
a screen to project my thoughts
 
precious jewels
beyond space and time
the stars shine tonight
 
silent visitor
from another universe
the comet
 
Christmas Eve
Jupiter shines
through the clouds