Rain, Rain Go Away

A murky veil blurs the hills Shades of gray depress the sky Mary Lake lies still, leaden, Islands squat dismally, While sodden leaves, drooping Absorb this wearisome deluge. Hanging from the glistening rail, Shiny droplets lose their tenuous grip; Petunias…

Frozen

A blanket of silence, white and still, Covers the wintry lake, No hint of warmth wrapped within. Shadows, like unsheathed sabres Lying abandoned, link islands to shore. Assuming a stern military stance, Hills in rigid, glacial rows Glare icily at…

Dragonflies

On strategic survival missions Miniature Spitfires Perform their air show Outside our window Free of charge. Svelte, sylph-like, surreal Darting, twisting, swerving Plunging towards their quarry They burn up the sky Oblivious of their fans. Heedless of brilliance With no…