Excerpts from Amethyst Palms and Golden Afternoons

A bejeweled brooch glitters upon my chest. 
Its fronds amethyst ~ its trunk emerald
a whimsical flight of fancy
from the art deco twenties ~ these amethyst palms.

Amethyst Palms

Light golden sky on a late afternoon
reminds me that the sun will set soon.
Reminds me that spring will arise
in all its golden glory.

Golden Afternoons


Palm trees waving
in the early morning breeze.
Outlined by
a pearl gray sky.

Palm Tree Perspective


Silvery clouds tinged with pink
light up the late afternoon.
Before the sun can sink
below palms of sparkling green.

Glimmering Palms


Orange flowers of nasturtiums
of late, blooming in the early spring.
Arising from the ground
in a profusion of riotous color.

Flowers on an Early Spring Day


Upon the wide blue sea
appears a slight line of green
demarcating the ocean from the sky.
That soars ever so high.

Lines in the Sea


Ivory feather clouds
deep blue sky.
White hot sun
becoming disheveled by the winds.

Changing of the Guard


Lime green gently blending into grass
upon the delicate leaves of this desert plant.
Your beautifully soft lilac flowers
ever so gently nestle within the leaves

Contrast of Gnarled and Delicate


Autumn leaves fall
red ~ yellow and orange 
against the cerulean blue sky
oranges and lemons are ripe
glowing ~ ready to fall ~ as the leaves do.

Autumn in Southern California

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Indian summer is here.
Amidst the holiday season
holly berries blooming 
and Christmas carols booming.

Indian Summer at Christmas


Hedgerows gleaming in purple and gold
made of Morning Glories and Daisies ~ glistening in the sun.
Bright blue is the late afternoon sun
lighting the hedgerow in a reflective backlight.

Resurrection Of The Hedgerows


Holly bushes in flower.
Amid the remaining red berries
reminders of Christmas glory
amongst the promise of spring.

Mixed Signals On A Clear Day


How beautiful are the eucalyptus trees
standing so tall and erect
against the blue sky
of this New Year.

Eucalyptus Sentinels


The tulip trees of spring are blooming
even though its autumn
a reminder of spring
one last time ~ before the cold of winter.

Tulip Trees In Fall


Holly bushes in flower.
Amid the remaining red berries
reminders of Christmas glory
amongst the promise of spring.

Ocean Blends


Blink red
blink green
blink yellow
sky so mellow.

Blinkers


Dark waves crashing against the sandy shore.
Stormy weather bringing in the tide
the sands built up over the summer
washed away in an instant.

Neap Tide Storms


Across the yawning chasm
of this deep canyon
the church bells toll
mournfully ~ Iím told.

Shadings Of Past And Present


Hedgerows glowing in purple and gold
amidst the falling leaves of red and gold.
Late in time, but great in promise
primary colors make the season.

Hedges of Gold



The tulip trees of spring are blooming
even though its autumn
a reminder of spring
one last time ~ before the cold of winter.

Feathered Wisps on a Winter Day


Black, white, mustard,
Nile green, and royal blue ceramic tiles
represent the mosaics
symbols of a new era

Mosaics Of A New Era



Night rising ~ day falling ~ stars appear
blue changes to black
puffy white clouds illuminate
a diamond necklace

Night Rising over Death



Night rising ~ day falling ~ stars appear
blue changes to black
puffy white clouds illuminate
a diamond necklace

Mosaics of a Bygone Era



Edged in royal blue
and mustard ceramic tile
is this mosaic
symbol of a bygone era.

Geysers of Light



Bright yellow light
blinking on a spring night.
A beacon light of danger
warning of change.

Blinking Beacon Destiny



Brown hills jutting upwards
pointing at the clear blue sky.
A contrast of styles
on this hot summer day.

Contrasting Styles on a Hot Summerís Day



Light gray sprinkled with light blue
are the skies of this late afternoon.
Fingers of gray like doves wings
permeate the light blue aura.

Early Nightfall by the Sea



Pink fingers of light
tint the dawn mist
arising from the valley floor
like infusions of reality in dreams

Pink Mists of Infinite Adoration



The pitter patter of rain drops
falling on a cold winter night
reminds me that winter is still here.

Pitter Patter Nights of Rushing Cold



Flames of orange and scarlet
permeate the skies at sunset
like the fiery tongues of the gates of hell
but the signal is that all is well.

Flames of a Winter Sunset

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Poems Read and Liked: Amethyst Palms

Golden Afternoons

Palm Tree Perspective

Glimmering Palms

Flowers on an Early Spring Day

Lines in the Sea

Changing of the Guard

Contrast of Gnarled and Delicate

Autumn in Southern California

Indian Summer at Christmas

Resurrection of the Hedgerows

Mixed Signals on a Clear Day

Eucalyptus Sentinels

Tulip Trees in Fall

Ocean Blends

Light Comparison at Sunset

Light Infinity Contrasting Dark Finity

Amber Lights of the Bay

Blinkers

Neap Tide Storms

Shadings of Past and Present

Pitter Patter Nights of Rushing Cold

Hope and Resurrection at Christmas

Flames of a Winter Sunset

Hedges of Gold

Feathered Wisps on a Winter Day

Mosaics of a New Era

Night Rising over Death

Mosaics of a Bygone Era

Geysers of Light

Lemon Dawn

Raspberry Pink in Cookie Cutter Land

Cookie Cutter Antithesis

Blinking Beacon Destiny

Contrasting Styles on a Hot Summerís Day

Early Nightfall by the Sea

Pink Mists of Infinite Adoration

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