This, a River

This, a River This, a river, I am not lines but curves Winding around sand bars Creating islands  Revealed in low tide My current pulses life Tadpoles, carp, algae I smile in light Shimmering reflections I draw in birds to feed I am poetry for travelers  On barges I hold kayaks as toys To capture... Continue Reading →


Joy Find that spot In the sun To raise your heart And dance as though Spring were forever. In joy, you are rooted.   ©2018 Barbara Harris Leonhard image: pinterest  

Be As Water

Be as water, Flowing from falls into silt, Creating pools and streams, Moving around rocks And through openings in Masses of reeds.   Be as water, Flowing without obstruction. Finding its course Over the embankments, and Finding stillness In pools fed by streams.   Be as water, Earth’s pulse, Flexible, agile, Life giving, lithesome. Its... Continue Reading →

Our Flower

Our Flower In this light Our flower is temporal. From seed, planted in wet earth, Potential to unfold. To bud, infant life Innocent to Time’s story. To bloom, the perfect burst of Its dance of life in Sun, our Beauty in its own rays Forgotten in decay, for Time in this light is but An... Continue Reading →

The Poet Dreamer

 The Poet Dreamer Our lives are nights bereft of cogent dreams, Sleep of light thought of lines of poems Forgotten upon rising. We are poets searching for truth in all dimensions Much less our own lives, Our greatest dream and illusion.   The mind plays tricks as symbols contest each other In active play as... Continue Reading →

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