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Legacy ( In memory of Stephen Wagner)

First Snow in Angel GardenFirst Snow in Angel Garden

Legacy

The snow, falling softly,

spreads a silent blanket

over the winter landscape.

However, it does not sooth

a heart heavy with grief.

Love cannot be contained -

defiantly crosses death’s boundary.

The words will remain,

insightful and strong.

The burden of remembrance

lighten by these verses

that trace his thoughts

and serve as a guide

to hold him among us

through the transit of time.

Lainie Senechal 1/7/2022

Amesbury’s beloved second Poet Laureate, Stephen Wagner, left us after a long and courageous struggle with cancer. His contribution to the community and culture of Amesbury will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to his family.

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

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

Not Under the Tree & Announcement

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Not Under the Tree

We are all travelers

who wander in the wilderness,

who follow the dream star,

who look for sanctuary –

a place to be reborn.

The world spins madly,

with a multitude of distractions,

a path simply trod

would lead us to home.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement:  My paintings are on display at Health Matters, 35 Main St., Amesbury, MA.  Thank you to David and Sarah for displaying my work.

 

 

Mist

Misty Isle

Misty Isle

Mist

A fine mist settles

over a lake that does
not stir from slumber –

a lazy, meditative moment.

Today’s deluge of rain

will nourish landscape,

fill rivers whose flow

will flood to rapids,

while the waning moon

lies hidden behind clouds.

For now, no storms to brave,

Only a slight breeze which

murmurs in the bare branches.

Lainie Senechal