Water and Stone

Water and Stone The digital images from a state far away Shot by lovely daughter How they spent their day A sunny place Filled with rocks and stream Large rounded stones Smoothed by time And water Slender trees Exert their will to live And far away Grey mountains Sit silent, and still If I wereContinue reading “Water and Stone”

Scattering his Ashes at Sea

My companion of fifty-six years Once the handsome stranger Who took my breath away Me, the girl in pink lipstick Luring him for a second family The engineer, leaving home early; til late Wearing headset, as rockets slowly lifted; Suddenly pluming, orange and yellow flames Rattling windows Streaking paths to distant points, dark in spaceContinue reading “Scattering his Ashes at Sea”

Fireworks!

This is a very old, rather large painting of my Aunt Mabel and her friends celebrating the holiday at Oxford Lake, near Anniston, Alabama.  Anniston is remembered for racial injustice and the bus burnings of the 1960’s. If one reads the speech by Frederick Douglas of 1852, it is evident that there is “Another ViewContinue reading “Fireworks!”