Thursday, May 30, 2024


There is an itch in my throat

Dry cough, ugh,ugh,ugh

Bubbles up my cheeks

I gulp it down with water

Trying not embarrass myself

In an open space office with cubicles

All around me, the office buzzes

of tapping of keys and busy fingers, 

Snapping of headphones

I catch snippets of small & serious talk

This is nothing compared to

the summer construction outside-

Snarling buzzing of equipments

Clanging chinging of metal on metal

Whizzing of sand & dust & pollen

Screeching brakes of trucks

Beeping horns from impatient drivers

The city is a hive of buzzing energy

I sigh

At the end of the work day

After being enveloped in 

The chug-chug-grating of train wheels

I step into the garden

Splattered with light and flowers

Chirp-chirp goes the birds

Zip-zoom for the bees

Ringing laugher of children from the park

Humming, tinkling from trees & leaves

My plants are greening & grinning

It is a good summer day

Posted for dVerse Poets Pub- MTB by host Bjorn Rudberg, where we are incorporating sounds in our poem, Onamatopoeia.  Join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.  Thank you for your comments and visits.

Thursday, May 16, 2024



lilacs bloom during my birthday week   

along the pathways, they are all white  

and pink with fragrance a streak           

of jasmine and rose-almonds, spring    

air is cool while sunny sky is meek       

i walk on clouds, i write about love       

i gather dainty blossoms that reek        

of rain, promises and silky nights-          

lilacs on the vase, clustered & chic   

Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Poetry Form, Magic 9.  Join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.  Thanks for the visit and comments.     

Monday, May 13, 2024

here (this place)


is where dandelions and wild

flowers bloom

and where

red maple and lilacs rise to

greet the spring morning

hello yelllow!

is planted roots, 

4 seasons

and city bursting & bustling 

of hues, stories & languages

we're settled now

this place 

we call


Posted for dVerse Poets Pub- Quadrille - hosted by De Jackson.  This a 44 word post with the chosen word, PLACE. Thanks for your visits and comments.