The Kitchen Song

The Kitchen Song

She loves him sweet and tender
She loves him with pies and cake
She loves him with buttery little biscuits
The kind she likes to bake.

She loves him good and hearty
She loves him with beef stew
She loves him with ribs and goulash
And rich bowls of thick burgoo.

She loves him hot and spicy
She loves him with red cayenne
She loves him with jalapeno peppers
And secret recipes from the Yucatan.

She loves him dark and steamy
She loves him with coffee and cream
She loves him with Earl Grey and Oolong
And toddies spiked with Jim Beam.

She loves him in so many ways
She loves him the best she can
She loves him sweet and good and hot,
Her sweet talkin’ everlovin’ man.

— This is an old poem written for Bob as a Valentine one year. Still one of my silliest and one of my favorites. I hope you won’t mind if I re-post it again today.
Sending you hearts and flowers and a day filled with love! K

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

A whirling galaxy of starlings
At sunset on Christmas Eve.

Star – lings
(a bright name for such a dark and dusky bird)

A murmuration of stars
Sweeping the darkening night,
Making a moving path
For the Milky Way.

— The Course of Our Seasons  AuthorHouse Publishing 2011

Check this video out — amazing starlings murmuration (full HD) -www.keepturningleft.co.uk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eakKfY5aHmY&feature=share via @youtube

Running With Scissors

Running With Scissors

For C

Running with scissors is her M O, not caring
the tearing that her soul brings to the fore.
Silver flashing blades of grass beneath her feet,
grasping the consequences of all her actions.
Moving through Time and Dreams,
her mother’s voice is calling,
calling, calling to the future of what was
and will not be again.  The remembrance
of remorse and tears unshed, of grief,
freely given and taken, when all that is left
is love, forgiveness, and unanswered prayer.

— Kathleen G. Everett  © 2012

Undertow

Undertow

The wind
Relentless against the trees
Turning the leaves inside out
Sounding of the surf roaring to shore
Waves crashing against the rocks
Pounding reverberating in my chest
The wind
I am tired of the wind
Weary of the waves
Dragged down by the undertow
I am drowning
In the wind
Drowning in the leaves
The undertow
The wind

Kathleen G. Everett © 2012

Mussel Shells

Mussel Shells

Inspired by Karen McRae’s  Shell Games

Washed up with the flotsam and jetsam,
nestled against the gravel along the shore-
some tiny, translucent and tender as babies fingernails,
bright and smooth, newly born.
Others dark and rough, exteriors
striated from years of  water and wind,
pock marked and peeling,
treated harshly by the worlds elements.
An arduous existence inscribed with each line,
etched in every deep furrow.
Yet unfolded, a dull gloss and shine
Signifying the years of thoughtful calcium carbonate,
Lustrous nacre pearlized hidden treasure,
Building an interior life of light-
Years of experience   growth   wonder-
An example of a life well lived.

Kathleen G. Everett @ 2012

Whirs and Clicks

Whirs and Clicks

Whirs and clicks
gears and sprockets
ancient augury proves the inner workings of the minute compartments
blue veins and red arteries drawn on parchment
thin lines through each wing and tongue
jewelers settings of  green stones
emeralds from South America and ruby  facets forming the throat
tiny automaton
whirs and clicks
miniature wings beating the air
whirs and clicks
microscopic prisms reflecting the lightest feather breaking it into light and color
encyclopedia of whirs and clicks
tiny automaton floats in air
whirring and clicking to each flower
whirs and clicks

Kathleen G. Everett © 2012