Tag Archives: Poetry

An Emu Laying in the Grass

an Emu laying in the grass   Gives his weight to the earth his body lies on the soft green grass of spring it is this complete giving of himself: to the moment, the grass the just born spring that … Continue reading

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Hana Sunrise

Hana meditation Birds an expansion Of sound Breeze saturates Your skin      a calm Hana morning Janice DeRuiter Eskridge 2017

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Mystery of Cats

  Who can know the mind of a cat? Trying, we watch them. Do their eyes give a clue? Intent, they notice us. Eyes slanted or open wide, do they, witch like, alter reality?   Or are their eyes simply … Continue reading

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Through the Windshield- A Skystudy

Lime Ridge, Walnut Creek iphone 4s skylght a vast bowl clouds a drift of images shifting changing tracking Freeway iphone 4s seasons trapped in time yet freed when the bowl shakes and winter crowds into summer Lime Ridge iphone 6s rain … Continue reading

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At Peace in Cypress Tree Sanctuary

Surrounded by cypress, the old dog lay. Surrounded by cypress the old dog gazed at the circles of branches in the sky. Surrounded by cypress the old dog knew it as his last time in the ancient circle of trees. … Continue reading

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Alien Light

  Photograph Shot with an iPhone 6s on noir Grey slides down the sky covers the whole I can see and colors the world in damp. Stark black relieves the grey and bare tree shapes shrouded by fog create aliens in the … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hill-#3

    Drought Light heavy and humid heat filled haze hangs on the ocean waves   waves and sky lose their individual edges   but the madrone speaks green whispers in golden shimmering light around me the insect hum of … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hill-Continued

Another poem from my early coastal journal.  From the beginning, this hill, the rock and the tree became my place to sit and drink in peace. Benediction The benediction of twilight, golden grass whispers   dying red sun, a last … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hill

I have a place on the coast in Northern California.  It refreshes, replenishes my creative spirit.  Notes from the Hill consists of images from my journals over the years.  When I journal there, my words often compose images which in … Continue reading

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The Long Drought

The Park Spring 2014 The Long Drought California bakes to brown a long rainless season. My drought rattles unused letters, words. Boxed up they wait. Life continues to rain.  Maybe that’s the trouble. A word drought from a life in … Continue reading

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