Category Archives: Poetry

Rising Spring

Daffodil Blossom

Daffodil Blossom

Rising Spring

The rising sun glows red -

gleams on the morning lake

as a sharp breeze from the sea

clears away night’s fog

and leaves nothing but

a trail of thin pink clouds.

The nearly absolute emptiness

of early spring is awoken by

a frenzied burst of color

and vibrations of myriad voices

which saturate the warming air

filling the soul with delight.

Lainie Senechal

Spring’s Promise

Spring Tulips

Spring Tulips

Spring’s Promise

Tonight I hear some sounds

after waking from a reverie.

Is it my neighbors’ voices

talking across their yards,

or the call of geese arriving

from the South for a stopover

to sleep before the journey North?

No matter, spring will not relent

in its steady stride forward,

despite our petty protests.

It is not concerned with

our measures or mortalities –

spring keeps it own promises

and will , after all, prevail.

Lainie Senechal

Longing

Return of the Sun

Return of the Sun

Longing

Milder weather sparks an insatiable

desire for the golden moments

of a bright new season.

After days of bitter cold

even a sunny afternoon

inspires a lust for warmer hours.

In late February the heart

would love a quick transition

from winter into spring.

Lainie Senechal

Lainie will present art and poetry in the upcoming event: “SANCTUARY” An uplifting virtual presentation of Art, Music & Poetry
Premiere Virtual Event: Sunday, Feb. 28th @ 7:00pm For more information and a link go to kajiasostudioevents.com.

Snowstorm

IMAG0032Winter Bird Feeder

Snowstorm

The snow blows in from the sea -

creates fragile white blossoms

on the end of thin azalea branches

and erects ivory statues on objects

that remain in a winter yard.

The distant sun glints off

large mounds in the shiny coverlet

which now shrouds the land.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have art and poetry in this virtual exhibition: KAJI ASO STUDIO presents An uplifting virtual presentation of Art, Music & Poetry inspired by the theme of SANCTUARY. Online Premiere: Sunday, February 28th  at 7:00 p.m. EST. This event is FREE and open to the public. More info: administrator@kajiasostudio.com

Red Amaryllis

IMAG0031Red Amaryllis

Red Amaryllis

The amaryllis bulb in window

sprouts fresh, green leaves

and a ruby red bulb

while the wild winter winds

howl through day and night.

A fire in the hearth,

with a woodsy scent

like some special incense,

warms the cold room.

From the decay of season

rises a dream of emerging spring.

Lainie Senechal

Sanctuary #2

Peaceful Moon

Peaceful Moon

Sanctuary #2

Winter needs no permission

for its collection of clouds

that carry snowy storms.

Our judgement may not

rejoice in the acceptance

of this season’s situation.

Some nights, however,

in the still, crisp air

the full moon spreads

its pale light over

the alabaster landscape -

brings a sense of sanctuary

to the troubled soul.

Lainie Senechal

Web of Seasons

Scan1Apples with Oak Leaf

Web of Seasons

Leaves have left the trees

and wild turkeys trot

along the edge of fallow fields.

Caught in the web of seasons,

one wishes for a smooth road.

However, the weather brings

a variety of conditions –

sometimes a run of warm days

followed by a blast that

touches to the bone.

One wonders, will the eye

of winter steady this situation?

Lainie Senechal

Spot of Beauty & Announcement

 

Spot of Beauty

Spot of Beauty

Spot of Beauty

Breath of a breeze

blows a rush of leaves –

they rustle in hues

of red, yellow and gold,

sparkling in the autumn sun

like some precious jewels.

Squirrels take no notice

while digging holes for

next season’s stores.

One needs to embrace

this spot of beauty,

soon only the bare branches

of winter’s cold landscape

will remain.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have artwork in the exhibit “On the Edge of Light” from November 9, 2020 to January, 28, 2021 at Amesbury City Hall, Amesbury, MA.

Autumn’s Journey

Autumn Gathering #1

Autumn Gathering #1

Autumn’s Journey

The glow of evening

quivers on slight waves.

A silhouetted sailboat floats

to shore in a field of

the day’s last bright sun,

while the soft wind preens

fronds of the evergreen.

When the outer light lessens

the spirit begins its autumn

journey, slowly digging down

to illuminate the waiting heart.

Lainie Senechal