Sky unties his braid

I’m a “night owl”. Always have been. Once the sun goes down, I come to life and feel like my self. And I adore sunsets – they thrill me! This is my Cherokee view of a sunset….


(sunset, Ft Desoto – photo by Warren Lynn)


Sky unties his braid

a River

We’ve all heard of personification: attributing human qualities to something non-human. But I like to create an image of someone who becomes something other than human. In actuality, everything reflects the qualities of everything else. For instance, tree branches and waterways look like our arteries and veins, or the bottoms of certain clouds look like the underside of ocean waves. Personally speaking, I love that! I look for it. It is an awesome reminder that everything is unified. Beautiful.

This is a fresh one – written yesterday….


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a River

Bear Spirit entering

Heritage is huge. What is mapped in our DNA speaks very loudly. The truth about what I felt and believed as a child, and why I felt that way, was finally revealed to me many years ago (ancestry), and the words began to pour out. This poem that came from that revelation. What has your DNA whispered in your ear? How has it stirred your spirit?


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Grandmothers Dream of John Wayne

Being a musician and a writer/poet, I was naturally inspired to try my hand at writing song lyrics. I don’t usually work with rhyme, but it’s fun to get back to it every now and then. Back when I was creating children’s programs for the libraries, one of my favorites was to invite smaller children to read rhyming poems out loud with me. We would clap our hands, dance, do whatever the rhythm inspired us to do. It was a great experience, as the children were not inhibited, and they had a blast (so did I)!

This is a set of lyrics that was sparked by listening to Tom Waits : ) Any Tom Waits fans out there?


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Haiku – the universe in a bubble

I love Haiku. It’s the art of placing an entire world, an entire circumstance/event, on the head of a pin. It is the art of focusing the universe into one bubble of a moment, and then focusing on one specific point within that bubble. A moment that blooms with fabulous imagery and meaning. It’s a beautiful mindfulness exercise.

And no, your haiku does not have to contain a 5-7-5 syllable pattern – that’s a misconception. Here is a link with a great explanation: So don’t limit your imagination, nor your haiku!


[Aphrodite Fritillary butterfly (Speyeria aphrodite) on Blackeyed Susan flower (Rudbeckia hirta), with a little white Crab Spider – photo by Warren Lynn]



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