A Southern Belle

This is just one part of a much larger story. ************ Part One Growing up in the South In the deep south, along the gulf coast of Mississippi, Gayle Marie was born, her mother and father’s only child, the treasure of their hearts.  In true southern tradition, Gayle Marie was raised by her mother, but her many daily needs… Read More A Southern Belle


************* Can you guess where I am tonight Though a few of you might know Soft shadows, warm, and pale moonlight In a place where life is slow. * Live Oak with Spanish Moss Hangin’ in the trees Jasmine and Oleander Floatin’ on the breeze Walkin’ on a quiet beach Ebbtide rollin’ out Soft, sweet, tender… Read More Tonight

Cajun Queen

(Click on images to enlarge) ******* There’s a sultry place Where the bayou streams Close to city’s lights Down by New Orleans The moon shines bright And stars, it seems Give all their light  To a cajun queen She’s tall and slender And a lithe eighteen  Her heart’s not tender  This cajun queen Few words she… Read More Cajun Queen

No Excuse

(Prelude: see last night’s post) ************* The poetic muse Had no excuse For treating me that way *** I took the time To give verse and rhyme A sweet melodic sway This foul nymph in a fit of pique Deprived my art’s mistique Yet another weary day *** And now dear friends This stand-off ends And… Read More No Excuse

An Afternoon Walk

**************************** White Dogwood, Dandelions Almond, Pear Blossoms, Pink Dogwood (Click on images to enlarge)     Discoveries in the back yard, front yard, and along the street Behold, if you look closely for it… The beauty that a wandering eye may meet. ************** It’s a beautiful Springtime! ************ ****** *** *

The Garden

*********************************** ******************************************** Was working in the planting beds around the house this afternoon.  As I tended the flowers, pruned the shrubs, worked the soil, the analogy came to me that life is so very much like a garden.  In both, a seed is planted and after a period of germination or development, life emerges…, a… Read More The Garden