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Reflecting back   9 comments

This photo was taken from the boat’s stern while on a sunset cruise off the coast of Kaua’i Island, Hawaii while on a recent trip.

The sun goes down on

Kauai’s deep turquoise sea;

a peach colored sky

     reflecting soft images

on the breaking water’s tide

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Joyce E. Johnson (2017)

Posted for The Daily Post https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/reflecting/

Hurry! Shoot me, quick!

Winter is coming.

He looked my way, his mouth full.

“Wait please! One moment.”

“Let me get my camera.”

A quick shot. Then time to flee.

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Joyce E. Johnson (2016)

This is my post for today’s one word prompt for The Daily Post word prompt.

October days

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There are nature trails

where leaves and trees turn a bright

gold, yellow, orange,

and farms and fields grow tall corn

and pumpkin vines on the ground

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where kids run and play

in a corn maze and hay found,

on days, warm and dry.

It is what makes October

a special fun time.

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Joyce E. Johnson (2016)

Footnotes: The top picture is one taken of a walking trail in our town, Loveland, Co. The other pictures  are ones taken recently of my husband and grandchildren at a pumpkin farm in Wyoming while visiting our daughter and family.

Embracing autumn

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Dry leaves blow, like crisp

bits of fine paper, scattered

in all directions.

The sun fades slowly into

dusk and cool, dark autumn nights.

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Joyce E. Johnson (2016)

Sometimes there are things…

Sometimes there are things

that need to be pushed aside;

I know they can wait

for more urgent things today,

and my focused energy.

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What is important

is setting priorities,

precedence of things,

getting all in right order,

a balance that works for me.

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Joyce E. Johnson 2016

 

Posted April 26, 2016 by Joyce in My Writings, Poems, poetry, Tanka poetry

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The sun wants to shine

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The sun wants to shine,

trees impatient to turn green

wait their time; snowflakes

fall unhurried to the ground,

and declare, “This day is mine.”

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Joyce E. Johnson © 2016

Posted March 23, 2016 by Joyce in My Writings, Poems, poetry, Tanka poetry

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Leap Year

 

Every fourth year

there’s given another day

to do whatever,

or mark it a special way.

I’ll make a new memory,

and add it to all

my list that grows through the years.

Today too, I count

like each thankful breath I take,

and none taken for granted.

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Joyce E. Johnson © 2016


Posted February 29, 2016 by Joyce in My Writings, Poems, poetry, Tanka poetry

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