Two Hours On A Bench: Scribbles As I Wait

•February 20, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Inside the Door

Brass, strings, woodwinds,
Follow the conductor,
Building music note by note.

~***~

Outside the Door

Alone I sit in a pool of light,
Night surrounds me,
A soft wind sighs.

Inside the conductor lifts his baton,
The orchestra plays,
And Trumpet Man blows his horn.

~***~

Listening

Inside music rises and falls,
starts and
stops.
Measures are played,
and played again,
and played again.
Outside the sun sinks pink,
flares and
fades.
My thoughts compose,
lines on paper,
lines on paper.

~***~

Sounds

flutes skip,
trumpets cheer,
trombones stomp,
tubas plod,
tambourines shimmer,
violins hum,
drums bound,
sounds merge
music is made

~* * *~

Audience

Outside the music room,
The geckos and I listen;
Me on a bench,
Them on the ceiling.

CLA

Mt. Baker

•January 20, 2008 • 2 Comments


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Adorned in ice, Mount Baker
Stares out to sea
With her head in the clouds.

Photographer: Charlene L. Amsden

Banyan Tree

•January 12, 2008 • 1 Comment
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Cemetery Sentinel
Sentenced to life,
Guarding the dead.

CLA

photograph originally posted on
Just Another Day in … Paradise?,
January 7th, 2008
Photographer: Charlene L. Amsden

Day is Done

•January 11, 2008 • 2 Comments

As twilight approaches
the sun drops to the horizon
and sizzles.

CLA

photograph originally posted on
Oahu Dreams,
January 11th, 2008
Photographer: Charlene L. Amsden

Hysteria

•December 17, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Fabric, thread, pins and needles
pins and needles
I’ll never finish by Christmas!

CLA

For O’Ceallaigh

•July 30, 2007 • 2 Comments

Trumpet man
blows his horn so sweetly
that the sea rolls in to listen
and even the moon yearns to touch him.

CLA

photograph originally posted on
O’Ceallaigh & The Quill,
July 30th, 2007
Photographer: Charlene L. Amsden

Trumpet Man

•July 9, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Trumpet Man, blow your horn;
music fashioned of breath and brass,
a lullaby for the setting sun.

CLA

photograph originally posted on
O’Ceallaigh & The Quill,
July 9th, 2007
Photographer: Charlene L. Amsden

Lily

•May 8, 2007 • 4 Comments


Lady Lily wakes
as golden as the sunshine.
Spring has come at last.
CLA.

photograph originally posted on
Controlled Chaos,
May 5th, 2007
Photographer: Rob Harrington

Seedling

•April 24, 2007 • 2 Comments

Spring sprang from the earth,
pushing past winter’s cool chill,
unfurling green.

C.L.A

The Heating Bill Explained

•January 27, 2007 • 4 Comments

Chilled hands of winter
With frozen fingers dangling
Pry at the roof top.

CLA

photograph originally posted on
Controlled Chaos,
January 22nd, 2007
Photographer: Rob Harrington