Monday, December 31, 2018

Light & Shadow

A startle
of cats by
Midnight
outside
my cold
window>
No moon
to light
the cherry
blossoms.
T. Byron Kelly
4/16/2009
Blue Ridge Mountains,
Virginia

https://www.ghosthouseva.com/t-byron-kelly.html


We Are Builders

(y)our words
hold a mighty power
to build up
and to tear down

maturation
of the spirit
gives the strength
to control the impulse
to destroy

so the gifts
of words
and wit
and wisdom
and where-with-all

aren't used

in a harmful way.

we can give
kindness
love
forgiveness
gratitude
praise
hope
empathy
caring
understanding

with our words

on
purpose.

(thank you God.)

Amy K.
February 2008
Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

Dost Thou Remember

Dost thou remember, dearest heart,
Before our lives were torn apart
How oft we met beneath the pines
Through which the silver moonlight shines?

Dost thou remember, fairest one,
Our midnight joy rides and fun?
When oft we took paths obscure
And found delight in each detour?

Does memory fail you, oh, my love,
How from New River's heights above
We lingered long midst leaf and fern,
While friends awaited our return?

Will time erase the tragic scene
When love and passion swayed my Queen?
Where lash-horns met across the trail.

When storms had passed and fogs dispelled,
Some wondrous scenes our eyes beheld;
Again we view the flock with pride,
Each lamb is safe at mother's side.

But time has turned another page
And storms still in your bosom rage;
One question I would ask tonight:
Will love or passion win the fight?

-Walter C. Harris
Long Branch West Virginia
1876-1936

https://www.ghosthousestudio.com/wc-harris.html

Beggar

I am a beggar in this world; everything I have has been given to me.           My bowl is always daily empty:                     I receive ...