Monthly Archives: July 2015

Black-Eyed Susans

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The Sirens of Route 101

(From news report – Epping, NH: Plantings in

median of Highway 101 snarls traffic.)

In between eastbound

and westbound we flourish.

As traffic whizzes by,

we take life in slow motion,

imperceptibly follow the sun

across the late summer sky;

festooned with brilliant petals

that surround our dark hearts

where seeds slowly ripen.

We entice the bees

then lure chickadees

and finches with our bounty.

However, here on Highway 101

drivers, mesmerized by

our seductive beauty,

abandon their commutes

to commune with blossoms

as if some old song,

barely remembered, has called

them home, again.

Lainie Senechal

This poem was published in the journal Ibbetson Street  #35, Spring 2014.

“Tanabata” The Star Festival

TANABATA   THE STAR FESTIVAL   July 11 – August 8, 2015

Lainie is a participating artist in The Star Festival, celebrating the Japanese legend of Tanabata, at the Kaji Aso Studio, Boston, MA.  She will present new paintings and poems based on the theme.

Opening: Saturday, July 11th  7-9PM.    Performances and poetry reading at 8PM.

Kaji Aso Studio, Gallery Nature and Temptation

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday 7pm -9pm; Friday 1pm -5 pm and by appointment.  

Address: 40 St. Stephen Street, Boston, MA    617-247-1719

Emotions Swirl As Orihime Approaches

Emotions Swirl As Orihime Approaches

Orihime’s Question

Mosquitos swarm in soft night air

where she wanders alone;

observes, with the awe of a child,

stars as bright as flowers

glowing in silent space:

Cassiopeia’s Chair, the Great Bear

and path of Silver River traversing heaven.

Her heart is light as reunion nears;

she wonders, “Where is he tonight?”

“Does he also yearn for

their awaited rendezvous?”

Lainie Senechal