Monday, September 29, 2014

Sundry--By Karen O'Leary--United States

Sundry

Silent shifting of sand
Shadows dance then vanish
Snow melts, unmasking green
Sunlight fades into dark
Subtle lifting of clouds
Scents lure then drift away
Seasons change--we adjust


Karen O'Leary is a freelance writer/editor from West Fargo, ND.  Her poetry, short stories, and articles have been published in a variety of venues.  She released her first book of poetry in 2011 called Whispers... published by A.P.F. Publisher.  Their second project, Snippets...an anthology of short verse, contains poetry from 73 talented writers from across the world and was released in 2012.  Karen is a member of The Writers and Poetry Alliance and the Haiku Society of America.

24 comments:

  1. Karen, I love how each line embraces a moment and gives so much breath and color that defines life. A powerful point made for each breath of life which becomes so poignant, expressive and yet artistic in the changing of seasons! Well done! Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

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  2. Dear Sheri,

    Thank you so much for these thoughtful and lovely comments. You put so much time into your thoughts for writers here. I really appreciate that. What a special light you are my friend.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  3. So many changes combine to maintain constant...

    Very nice to see you adorn these pages, Karen.

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  4. Thank you Michael. I'm glad you decided to adorn these pages too. Thank you for your support and encouragement.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  5. a collage of distinct images blending into a unified whole!!!

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  6. Dear Terry,

    Thank you for your kind comment. What an interesting thought. I appreciate your ongoing encouragement.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  7. Hi Karen. Nice poem. I especially like the last line. Yes, we adjust even if we don't want to. The seasons come and go as they desire. We are the ones adapting. Thank you for sharing this and continued blessings! -MJ

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  8. Dear Maurice,

    And it is through our most challenge times often we grow in that adjustment. Thank you for your kind words and ongoing encouragement my friend. It is greatly appreciated.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  9. Karen, I loved this well written poem, especially the last line, "Seasons change...we adjust". For the benefit of this old lady that is just beginning to learn about all the different forms of poetry, is there a name for this form that each line begins with the same letter or is that even a factor? Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.
    Love and blessings,
    Charlene

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  10. Dear Charlene,

    Thank you for your lovely words. This poem is a Pleiades. The form has a one word title. The lines of the poem begin with the same letter of the first letter of the title. The poem has seven lines of six syllables each. Sometimes, it's fun to try something different. I have only written less than a handful of these. Glad you enjoyed this one. Your encouragement is such a blessing in my life.

    Smiling in North Dakota,
    Karen

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  11. Beautiful moments in time capture such lovely images in your poetic piece Karen. Blessings sent with love, Leokadia

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  12. Dear Lee,

    So good to hear from you today. Thank you for your kind thoughts on my poem. I appreciate your ongoing encouragement my friend.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  13. This is a well-thought out poem, Karen.

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  14. Dear Ndaba,

    Thank you my friend. So good to have you back at Whispers. I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  15. Wonderful Karen. Love the change of seasons because when I'm tired of one, there is always a new one to look forward to. Thanks for sharing this form of poetry, "Pleiades." I enjoyed reading it! Love, Chris

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  16. Dear Chris,

    Thank you so much my friend. I appreciate all the encouragement you give me and other writers here at Whispers. What a blessing you are!

    Best wishes,
    Karen

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  17. Dear ayaz,

    Thank you so much for your kind comment. I hope you are enjoying your time at Whispers. Glad to have you with us.

    Best wishes,
    Karen

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  18. Thank you, Richard Sponaugle, for the following--

    Another poem of depth, beautiful alliteration, and above all, truth.

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  19. Dear Rick,

    Thank you so much for your lovely words. I appreciate all the support and encouragement you have given me over the years. What a blessing your friendship is.

    Best wishes,
    Karen

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  20. Thank you, Barbara Siekierski, for the following--

    A very good poem about changing of seasons and what happens, like snow melting, seeing the green grass, and the spring bulbs begin to sprout.

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  21. Dear Barbara,

    Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement. I appreciate all the comments you sent for others too. It's people like you that make Whispers possible.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  22. Thank you, John Polselli, for the following--

    All that arises passes away. This is much wisdom in this poem, Karen, like a parable depicting the variable nature of life, and how we must adapt to it. Well done!

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  23. Dear John,

    Thank you for your insightful comments. Your ongoing encouragement means a lot to me.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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