The longest day of the year drenches us with sunlight, opening our eyes to the beauty of the world around us. Crater Lake
drowns us with sapphire blues and shimmering whites. Candy Colored Beetle
shimmers iridescently. Urban Bird
discovers a perfectly camouflaged home. Drifting Turtle
embodies serenity with impressionistic beauty.
Our poems paint rich images in our minds. Sanctuary
creates a sacrament of soft sunlight. Spring Breakup
layers silver-grey wolf willows by a still-frozen lake. Taming the Wild
twists branches of mugo pine while Sheets
whirls linens into rejoicing Sufi dancers.
Fiction stories draw our hearts into previously unseen worlds. A New Life
delves into a young girlīs experience in a puppy mill. May
holds hands with a grieving widow who knows her husbandīs life was less than squeaky-clean. Affairs of the Heart
spends a rain-freshened day in India with a woman struggling with Alzheimerīs.
Non-fiction shares in the realities of life. My Trip to Iran
grapples with caring for an elderly parent. Loss, Love, and Learning
processes the pain of losing a beloved horse. Grounded
memorializes the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Then Grasp Life
reminds us to treasure every day and to be grateful for the blessings in our world.
Enjoy the longest day - and every day. Life is precious. Each day we can draw in the beauty and richness of our world is a present.