Posts filed under ‘haiku’

onward young man…

many miles ahead…

dreams waiting to be embraced…

grab the wheel and drive…

hanging with mom

the day before he hit the open road…

An update on my son who resembles a yeti:

The ‘guy’ and two gals have been hanging out in CO…hiking, site seeing, exploring the Rocky Mountains, Boulder, Denver, Four Corners, Flagstaff…tomorrow they will be driving to the City of Angels.

May 30, 2015 at 9:27 pm 1 comment

her eyes

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violet-blue eyes

always smiling and loving

never faraway

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painted at 16

my mom – a self portrait – age 16

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February 23, 1944 – December 12, 2004

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February 23, 2015 at 3:19 pm 7 comments

finally

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beneath crippling fear

a constant drone of reason

for once ~  i listened

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February 6, 2015 at 5:04 pm 2 comments

polar weaponry

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a voracious bite

with invisible tendrils

each stinger packs heat

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from mid 50’s drab to ‘minus cold’ winter wonderland

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January 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm 21 comments

old roads

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walking down old roads

miles and miles of memories

pieces left behind

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December 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm 10 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – The Finale

The Finale

soaring crescendos

all the dancers on the stage

Clara bids farewell

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me – Act I – center stage – before the tree starts to grow

The photo above was taken from a special souvenir photo book which was created for the 1981 Nutcracker Season.  After spending my Sunday afternoon digging through boxes, I found this gem amongst many, many other treasures.  This photo was taken in 1979.

I hope you have enjoyed my series of pieces inspired by The Nutcracker Ballet.  As a child, the holidays were The Nutcracker. As an adult, they are very special memories – ones which I will never, ever forget.  Just ask my boys….they hear the same stories year after year, after year, after year…..and it looks like y’all will be suffering the same fate!

December 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm 17 comments

The Nutcracker Act II – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

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The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

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celesta keys strike

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dainty pink pointes enamor

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a charming classic

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The celesta, an instrument invented in 1886, gets its name for its “celestial,” tinkling sound.  It provides the distinctive music that accompanies the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. It is a struck idiophone operated by a keyboard.  Tchaikovsky is considered to be the first major composer to utilize the celesta in a musical composition – his Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy is the most well-known. (For the music buffs in the audience, Tchaikovsky first used the instrument in a symphonic poem – The Voyevoda in 1891 – The Nutcracker was written in 1892.)

December 22, 2014 at 2:30 pm 4 comments

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