Janice Marie Foote's Musings

Spend your years wisely and you'll have less regrets to cash in at the end...

senryu

a pendulum swings
with a delicate balance
to keep time at ease
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winter boots walking
through streets of fresh fallen snow
trees stand stark naked
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raw emotions bared
exposed by my words of love
once hidden by fear
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snow beneath my feet
walking through nature's silence
calm comes over me
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oh Aphrodite
abandoned by my lover
I'm alone today
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inside winds knowing
under skies that are snowing
my feet are slowing
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silence fills my heart
where cacophony once was
the voice has been shut
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last night's fallen snow
so pure so white so fluffy
let's make snow angels
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alone expansive
skies hold the sun in the east
my soul seeks the west
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cold cleaves to our skin
as we walk down silent streets
souls clinging to hope
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yesterdays mornings
lie still in this evening's mind
timeless moments pass
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oh sweet birds of thee
who suffer winter with us
thank you for your song
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deep dark chocolate
coursing through my ardent veins
how sweet you do taste

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waves lap away time
at the shores of forgiveness
where we're connected
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spring is in the air
it's so close I can touch it
with my vernal hands
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mind as colored sand
paints a mandala within
wisdom inherent
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oh songbirds of spring
who've returned to my window
sing my soul to sleep
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nature's scenery
life's visual poetry
there to inspire
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petals oh so soft
under my pink fingertips
spring's coming alive
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exist peacefully
seems almost impossible
amidst futile wars
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true peace is knowing
that all my thoughts are slowing
with spring winds blowing
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the song birds of thee
today are singing to me
a spring melody
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weaving in and out
ribbons binding intentions
we dance the Maypole
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the endless blue skies
fill my soul with happiness
even daisies dance
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diamond mind Buddha
oh benevolent being
enlighten our thoughts
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lyrics pause and breathe
music slips inside cadence
a new song is born
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born from Buddha's tears
Quan Yin sits on a lotus
compassion she cries
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summer's sneaking in
between warm days and cool nights
let's do the hustle
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stars blinded by sun
skies expanding into blue
wishes holding dreams
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bare feet dance wild
flowers kiss crazy colors
summer has begun
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a broken tree cut
brings no shade to the weary
then what good is it
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lit beneath the moon
I swim in a sea of stars
eyes aglow with dreams
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jasmine scented days
caught inside my August throat
swallowing down hope

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slip inside the moon
gather stars with wishing hands
dream them back to earth
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summer nights fading
autumn bound feet slowing down
our minds turn inward
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crossing Central Park
a dead bird lay in my path
how fragile life is
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summer's almost gone
soon we'll walk on autumn's shores
souls unencumbered
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songbirds morning cries
sound over car wheels droning
down the lost highways
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emerge from the earth
autumnal limbs open wide
love falling like leaves
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rainy days falling
onto sidewalks below feet
umbrellas float by
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leaves beneath my feet
blow freely in autumn winds
I follow behind
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mind stretched across time
sand slips through the hourglass
unaware of us
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sun sets over shores
bare feet walk on autumn sands
sky lead me forward
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Halloween is near
almost time to trick or treat
dressed incognito
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night winds they blow soft
under new moon waxing full
cats slink down alleys
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Halloween is here
tonight kids score sweet candy
begging door to door
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sky clouds break open
droplets fall upon the earth
hands reach to catch them
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like a shelled tortoise
I retreat into myself
peace is what I seek
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autumn crocus blooms
scape my tethered soul with joy
the birds they sing on
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city and nature
split by a dividing line
on the horizon
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... JMF (c) ...