Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Just As

Writer's Digest Magazine gives poetry prompts on Wednesdays.  Today's was for a "Just As Something Changes" poem.  I couldn't resist. 

Just As
Just as the whole year winds to a close
Just as I struggle to deal with my sadness (and excitement)
Just as I pack up and toss and sort
Just as I say good-bye to faces I've grown to love
Just as I stand at the ending
I prepare for a new beginning
I celebrate my excitement (and sadness)
I plan how I will unpack and organize
I think about the new faces I'll grow to love

© 2015 Liza Lee MillerAll rights reserved. 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Blood Moon

Eclipse April 2014
Taken with iPhone and spotting scope during "Blood Moon" Eclipse, 4/15/2014


Sitting in the dark
Fiddling with trappings of modern life
Juggling DSLR and spotting scope and iPhone
(while thankfully none are dropped!)
debating which photos record the moment
best
and then touching, briefly, the awe
that must have been felt when people
simply watched an event with awe
and knew:
it has meaning.

© 2014, Liza Lee Miller
April is National Poetry MonthWrite a Poem-A-DayNaPoWriMo

Monday, April 14, 2014

Questions?

Do you hear that?
Do you know what kind of bird makes that call?
Do you know which birds live in your yard?
Do you see those blossoms falling and scattering on the ground?
Do you smell their fading scent?
Do you see or hear or smell or touch the beauty all around?
Do you care?
Are you aware?

© 2014, Liza Lee Miller
April is National Poetry MonthWrite a Poem-A-DayNaPoWriMo

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Moon Madness

April 2014 full moon

Orb
Glow
Full moon
lights the sky
anticipated
howl at the moon, my dear friends

© 2014, Liza Lee Miller
April is National Poetry MonthWrite a Poem-A-DayNaPoWriMo

Friday, April 11, 2014

Seeking Solitude

I sought a few moments of quiet among the purple blossoms of the front porch.  After a long day, in the midst of a long week, I wanted to hang on to the quiet I'd achieved during my week alone.  In my adirondack chair, I sipped a cold coke and read a book on my iPad.  One by one, I was joined by a husband, who brought his own chair and iPad, a small dog who wanted in my lap, a great, huge dog who wanted to love on me with a wet beard, and a teen who wanted to discuss deep, important, meaningful issues. I had to laugh.

Seeking solitude
is highly overrated
Pay attention now

© 2014, Liza Lee Miller
April is National Poetry MonthWrite a Poem-A-DayNaPoWriMo

P.S.  My wonderful husband did notice my plight and toss the dogs and kid in after a few moments.  Sometimes solitude shared is the best kind.  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Tonight's Dinner for Teen & Mom

Homemade Mac and cheese. I started with Pioneer Woman's recipe (http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/04/macaroni-cheese/) and added bacon, fried onion, and used queso cheese and smoked mozzarella. Yum! Teen did most of the critical stirring and I assembled everything. He more ideas of what should be added -- such as bagels. Very helpful! 


Bumbles



Great bumbles buzzing
bumping around the wisteria blooms
bickering over the best blossoms
Hurry, silly bumbles
Sip the nectar
There is no time for bumble battles
The wisteria is almost gone
Purple puddle pooled on the driveway

© 2014, Liza Lee Miller
April is National Poetry MonthWrite a Poem-A-DayNaPoWriMo