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My secret life as a poet, writer, photographer…

Hope

Clouds Over Waves

Light pierces gray clouds
oppressing turbulent seas.
Lone gull soars aloft.

 

 

***I wrote and posted this before reading a repost from O at the Edges. My work has always been about finding internal peace. This, though, was a hope we all find peace with each other. So, for what its worth, here’s my contribution to #PoetsForPeace ***

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Storm
©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

I Walk – a Haiku

Nature Trail Riverside CA

Eschewing a plane,
I walk towards solitude
ten minutes from home.

Desert wilderness,
stippled in olive and beige,
lures soles to pavement.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Aimless
©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Simplicity

Tropical Trail

Jewel box lays empty.
Rather, I wander the woods,
boots begrimed by earth.

***Hats off to the ladies who work full time while raising babies and still manage to post on time. <sigh> I, on the other hand, have only myself to baby, and I still miss deadlines. Sorry.😦

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Simplicity
©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Hiking

Angel's Landing

Red Earth stains my shoes,
climbing Angel’s Landing in
clear-headed silence.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Rebuild
Photo: ©2011 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Desert Weather – a Haiku

Death Valley

Tempest clouds the sky
and drowns the valley in floods,
then sun shines brightly.

 

Posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth
Photo: ©2015 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Memorial Day

Homecoming

Tinny tunes from brass bands float
and starry stripes to the wind contort;
the sun shines brightly on this day of days,
illuminating happy faces and grinning aces.
But when taps accompanies dusk,
in the bugle’s lament revelers suss,
and mournful notes remind the masses:
this day marks more than sales and a day off classes.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Sacrifice and dedicated to m’shipmates.
Photo: ©2012 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Poem: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

From Inside

Two Butterflies

Two butterflies dance
in the garden though clouds loom.
I watch from inside.

***Hi! I’m posting early, because I’ll be “radio silent” for ~2 weeks. Off exploring the world, looking for inspiration beyond my garden.:)

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Crossroads
Photo: ©2011 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Gymnopedie #1 – a Haiku

Loch an Eilein_1

Ivory keys fall
in mournful chords, notes dancing
like rain on pavement.

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Music and inspired by Erik Satie’s Gymnopedie #1
Photo: ©2010 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

Borrowed Time

On the Way to Gun Galuut

Verdant grass droops brown.
Giant mountains slide to mounds.
Earth spins round and round.

**Apologies for the delayed post. It’s been a whirlwind week, but I didn’t want to go down the no-post-just-this-week road again (you know where that leads!).

 

Posted for the Daily Prompt: Borrowed
Photo: ©2011 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved
Haiku: ©2016 V. del Casal All Rights Reserved

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