Breathe Again

forget not –
be pleased with all your efforts
if they have been as your honest is
as the day is long
look up to slip and sip
drinking of the sky
look down to peer into the deep
bright blue
stars twinkling in the twilight
at your feet
and when you level your gaze
remember to slip between the seam
of sharp and clear focus
and dream of the colours
that move your soul

©2017 Scribbler’s Dipstick

words for Just Breathe

Rainy Day Greys

it’s a thick sweater snuggle in
with a hot cuppa tea
if it pleases –
sweetened with a slip
of honey
to dissipate the bitter taste
of another
endlessly steeping
grey sea sky day
delivering on its promise
rain rain rain
soaking into the new
evergreen cloak
grounding the brown sand
to chocolate café au lait
serving up my joint pain
as crunchy biscotti
on the side

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Three Movies Sweater: Hand-Knits : pattern by Handarbetaren on Ravelry

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nothing to be done for it
snuggle deeply into it
the rain falls as it will
and I wonder what happen to all the swarms
– the black flies
where do they hide?
when it’s an endlessly weeping stream
for surely they can’t fly
where do they hide?
and why don’t they drown
and die –
this would be some consolation
and relief

©2017 Scribbler’s Dipstick

Moody Monday

the day dawns and surfaces in temperament,
like a moody teenager –
sullen, grey
not quite sure whether it wants to rally and play
or simply sulk

the sky is patchy,
broken pieces of earthenware pepper
ground dusty ash
black flecked mood
but the sun attempts to strike back
out lightening odd parts of the horizon
a bit brighter in the east
even with no morning star
as the south wears a sombre veil;
the western shores are rolling waves
waiting to break in frothy rain
and from the north,
Spring’s cold winds blow

©2017 Scribbler’s Dipstick

eventually, the sun won and it was a fine warm day, a welcomed change from the never-ending since November grey and cool, very wet, rainy spring