Lyrics and Melody by Lori Lipsky Rich lyrics marry striking melody United, they entice persuade strike with power to convince the one who wears headphones ********** To leave a comment, click on the title of the post and scroll down. Thanks for stopping by the patio. Lori
The Widow by Lori Lipsky The two hold hands Each evening As they stroll By her home From her kitchen window She sees them pass And remembers A better time ******* ~published by Sparkbright Magazine,issue 7, December, 2011 photo credit: iStockphoto, Don Bayley Someone asked me how to leave a comment here on WordPress... Just click on the title of the post, then scroll down to see the comment option. Sign up to follow by email and you won't miss a post. Do you have a widow in your life?
Corroded Counsel by Lori Lipsky We suffered the queue for two hot hours In shade near the underbelly of Rome’s Great Colosseum To pay and climb steps up and higher In order to view the rotted and decayed remains Of a site that was once both Grand and grotesque Privileged at last to stand on that platform Near fellow beings of centuries ago Who shouted and cheered against sufferers As a mob of frenzied haters I wondered how a populace grew So merciless and cruel— it seemed Unthinkable such events could occur But the putrefaction Of the Colosseum innards Shouts to us its silent warning Be kind, be kind ~published by The Penwood Review, fall 2011, volume 15, number 2
photo credits: Colosseum interior from istockphoto
Notes: The final destination of our August 2010 family vacation was Rome, Italy. My biggest surprise of the Mediterranean trip was how much I loved Rome. Everywhere you look, the ancient and modern co-exist. Fascinating.
Standing inside the Colosseum and seeing the rotted remains for the first time impacted me in an unexpected, powerful way.
Secrets by Lori Lipsky Some secrets Ought to be kept Locked up forever With no release But the required Strength of will Is too much For most
Wide Roots by Lori Lipsky
to provide each tree strength
in its stand against time
When our girls were younger, our family spent countless weekend afternoons hiking the trails of the Arboretum in Madison, Wisconsin.
My favorite part of the Arboretum is Longenecker Gardens, with its grassy tree-covered hill (the large area to the left of the building in the photo below).
The Arboretum possesses Wisconsin’s premier assortment of trees and shrubs, with over 2500 types.The lilacs, magnolias, crabapples and maples are magnificent.
Do you ever think about the roots below the surface?
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*photo credit: Top photo by Dori (PD). Second photo by Jeff Miller, UW-Madison photo library.
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