are not quiet…
as the planets shift
© liz bennefeld
bright yellow warblers
evergreen trees standing tall
red winter berries
grass turns into winter nests
water falls as gentle snow
Copyright © 2021-09-19, by Liz Bennefeld.
no rabbits in the garden
nobody to chase
both our people are asleep
what’s to do with time that’s free?
[tanka.] Copyright © 29 April 2021, by Liz Bennefeld.
Note: My husband requested a poem to go with his favorite photo of our dogs, The Scampers. The photo was taken in the spring of 2016, when they were four months old.
moss and scattered grass
trees stretch to reach forever
anchored in the ground
seeds drop into mountain streams
traveling to lands unknown
Copyright © 2021-04-29, by Liz Bennefeld.
wrap yourself in quiet
put sadness aside
look past pain to joy
deep rivers carve their way through stone
falling tears both heal and burn
Copyright © 2021-04-27, by Liz Bennefeld.