Maria Malone By Maria Malone, 10th Jul 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The warmer weather brings easy laid-back back days to relax with, reflect on, grow with, and to savor until long after summer ends......


calico curtains blowing
past whitewashed
open windows
image of a beach cottage
near water's pristine edge
sea salt air relieving senses
of stale stuffy rooms
over winter's captivity -
summer afternoon unfolds
to the sound of rope releasing
as the wind takes hold
heartfelt course is set
to the lure of the sea
an endless summer day
sailing free in an
open end harbor
as cotton white
meets blue on blue
losing track of time
and all to gain
just a carefree day sail away

In Mid-Air

I stopped for a moment
in mid-air today
amid fragrant blooms
and lush greens
lost for a moment
in a storybook sky.

Cotton clouds
soft yet heavy -
a vague sadness
on the blossom
by a honeybee.

Fragrant breeze
from a candy land
drew past harried times
to summer's ago
of seashells and puppy tails.

When a child's dance,
in carefree twirls
on a pinwheel breeze
stopped the world then
as now....
in mid-air.

In Full Bloom

In youthful wonder

frozen on death

concerned me not

but rather

those older, much wiser

than my fragile


to perceive

In those

so nearer than me

and feel the sting

though death, no hold

could cling to me.

And now in full age

of those I considered

when the world was new,


unlike presumed…..

to grasp from the wind

they are all gone….

Left wiser now

to carry on.

When in youthful splendor

time wasted by

needing to see

to Know

that one and all

get their due

for unkind acts -

thoughts that ravage

wasting precious youth on

"They will get theirs one day."

While true happiness

Blossoms in helping another

Time illuminates thought

in choices that color life

darken no more in

drab grey

for Judgment Day is for all

in a garden that

flourishes in Spring

like a delicate rose

whose thorns may prick

closer to the root -

its beauty comes in

realizing full bloom.

Bridge of the Future

Worries of yesterday
bridge together
to form stepping stones
gingerly connected
and softly tread upon
in understanding
to lead the way
to a brighter

Beautiful Journey

Lure of the sea
Prolific journey ahead
Infinite morning
Beckoning ports to explore;
Life found of shore,
Cast off into calm
Spectacular sun sets
Treasures of life.
Time taken for learning
Hoist the mast,
Made ready.
Life is a journey;
Knowledge the sail.

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author avatar Utah Jay
18th Jul 2014 (#)

Oh my, finally some wonderful poetry, I loved it all, each and every word whispered to me.

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author avatar Maria Malone
12th Aug 2014 (#)

Thank you so much Utah Jay, glad you liked it!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
3rd Oct 2014 (#)

Maria, I was so excited to find you here. I was reading a poem Delicia had written "October Sky" and I saw a comment you had made. I came right to your page and I'm following you so I won't miss any of your work. Smiles to you!

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author avatar Maria Malone
17th Oct 2014 (#)

Hi Nancy, So nice to hear from you and thank you for following me. Are you on Wikinut?

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author avatar Kingwell
18th Oct 2014 (#)

Beautiful poetry and pictures.

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author avatar Maria Malone
18th Oct 2014 (#)

Thank you so much Kingwell!!

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