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Good Morning Venus

Good Morning Venus

Venus soaks up the new day
Reflecting in the Bic blue sky

Even the trees reach to hug
Her translucent beauty

Good Morning Venus, my love
~ PLR

 


Poem – Questions

From the works of William Ricci, a loving and gentle poem titled~

Poem – Questions.


2014

Salute to a New Year!

Salute to a New Year!


Ice Dragon

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The rock of the Berry Falls
Has an Ice Dragon hiding in plain site
He rests between the cracks
In between the light

Whisper shadow footfalls
Tails rush to burn
Wind shift through
Other sides emerge


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Absence

Absence

Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle
Everything I do is stitched with its color.
~W.S. Merwin


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Winding Down

Winding Down

“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ”
― Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Earth from Above


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Black and White

Black and White

“Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer”
― Walter De Mulder


Creeping

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Climbing
Finding its way into the greenness
Of spring
Oh how I long for the creeping of spring


Gentle Wishes

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As a child ~ could you pass by
Without noticing the perfect symmetry
Of the soft seeds
Waiting to be wished onto the breeze


Lush

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Fairbanks, Alaska 2012

dirt filled pots
bloom brightly
in the season of eternal day


Pilings

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Two Harbors, MN | Lake Superior 2013

The ice forms around the pilings
Like plaque around an aging tooth


Lakeside Chips

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Lake Superior Lutsen,MN 2013 | Drom Hytte

Frozen splinters creaked and groaned
While light is pushed across the Big Lake
Accumulated breaths of ice lined the shore


Negative 11

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Lake Superior Lutsen,MN 2013 | Drom Hytte

Arctic stillness
Breath of the Big Lake
Hangs silently

The Only Thing Negative is the Temperature


Vestige of the Day

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Lake Superior Lutsen,MN 2013 | Drom Hytte

Wake from slumber
Shadows cast aside
Climb down to greet the day


Gelid Dawn

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Lake Superior Lutsen,MN 2013 | Drom Hytte

She no longer sleeps
With an exhale
Across the sheet of lake


Prie-dieu

Silver Lake Park, 3-Rivers | St. Anthony, MN | 2012 Weighted down Drifted over Cloaked memories Ruminations signaled

Silver Lake Park, 3-Rivers | St. Anthony, MN | 2012
Weighted down
Drifted over
Cloaked memories
Ruminations signaled

 

 

 

 


Bridge


Superior Trail | Schroeder, MN | 2012

Bridging another equinox
Time has fallen in heaps of color
Rising stark on the other side
Above the scattered floor


Horizontal Glow

Lake Superior | Lutsen, Mn | 2012

“Nature does nothing uselessly.”
~ Aristotle


Presence Rising

Lake Superior | Lutsen, MN | 2012

“Beauty is composed of many things and never stands alone. It is part of horizons, blue in the distance, great primeval silences, knowledge of all things of the earth… It is so fragile it can be destroyed by a sound or thought. It may be infinitesimally small or encompass the universe itself. It comes in a swift conception wherever nature has not been disturbed.”
~ Sigurd Olson


Barnacles

Red Raven Retreat | Willow River, MN 2012

Fungus barnacles sprout new life for the fallen limb
As with all life there comes an end
Nature reminds us of the circle


Grace

Red Raven Retreat | Willow River, Mn 2012

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.”
~ John Donne


Itsy Bitsy

“Spiders and flies–we’re mostly one t’other– / We come, we go; and when we’re done, we’re done.”
~ Edwin Arlington Robinson


Welcome fall 2o12

“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
~ Henry Davis Thoreau


Our son is currently deployed. He is in our thoughts constantly, as well as the rest of our troops and the families they have at home. We wish them all safe endeavors as they go about protecting us and those other nations and cultures in need from unseen harm.

William Ricci

The long walk through the valley

overshadowed by the mountains.

Don’t forget your boots.

Sand upon sand the layered earth

covers fragments, shells, and mines.

Don’t forget your boots.

I do not pretend to understand or relate

I have not been there – I am here gazing

at the stars washed in the moonlight

filled with respect and courage for these words.

Don’t forget your boots.

We wait for word, we wait for your voice

a message, or just a “hi”

We trust in you, your honor, your strength

we take comfort in this is what you want.

Don’t forget your boots.

Don’t forget your boots.

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