Monday, April 25, 2022


Bird, Grass, Perched
Courtesy of Pixabay

 I know spring has arrived when I hear the tumbling tune of the Red-winged blackbird.  It starts abruptly with one note then turns into a musical trill.  His song amplifies as I approach the lakeside.  My mind wanders, searching for his noticeable markings of red and yellow on his shiny black wings.  There he is perched high on top of a cattail. Swaying in spring's afternoon breeze. 

His striking presence lets it be known that this territory is carefully watched. His natural instinct to impress a mate nearby.  I smile, spring has arrived in bountiful song. Courtship flutters in the warming sun.

o-ka-lee he sings
serenading his lover
promises of spring

linking with dVerse
Haibun Monday - Birdsongs
hosted by Frank


Friday, April 22, 2022

Sing To Us

Trees, Mountains, Sun, Sunrise, Warm
Courtesy of Pixabay


Sing to us mother earth
in the songs of the birds
chirping together in harmony

Sing to us mother earth
in the songs of the oceans
full of rhythm and waves

  Sing to us mother earth
in the songs of the trees
raw and organic in nature

 Sing to us mother earth
in the songs of the mountains
filled with low and high tones

Sing to us mother earth
in the songs of ancient tongues
spirited ballads of yesterday

Sing to us mother earth
in the songs of the heart
beating to the drum of life


linking with earthweal

in celebration of Earth Day
my humble offering

It is my hope we will hear her songs and sing a long

Monday, April 18, 2022

Chalk Me

Chalk, Colorful, Dust, School, Supply
courtesy of pixabay


chalk me a heart

  that won't break

chalk me a rainbow

   that won't fade

chalk me a dream

   that won't disappear

chalk me a love

   that won't end

chalk me a world

 that won't wash away

chalk me a life

  filled with vibrant colors


linking with dVerse
writing a 44 word quadrille incorporating the word "chalk"
hosted by De

 Thank-you for your visit

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Enchanted Moose on the Loose

“Swedish White Moose” by Vika Muse











Beyond the burnt red sky
puffy eyes laden with tears
my heart heaves a long sigh

there is a place I have seen
past the crumbling rubble
there's a forest of lush green

here the white moose roams
his hooves the only noise I hear
steadfast in his natural home

strong and full of confidence
growing antlers, the cycle of life
living each day in peace and silence

light illuminates through the trees
fireflies flutter under moon's glow
enchantment in a soft spring breeze

"dare I rest for this one night
slumber in the magic of a dream"

linking with dVerse
hosted by Mish - writing to the artwork of Vika Muse

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Shadow Prey

The Sunday Muse


Darkness sweeps across the sky

shadows of you and I  creep past

in this lonely room of heartbreak

sharp talons wait, a  bird of prey


in the corner shapes take form

hints of imagination begin to stir

in this altered reality,  breathing

shallow caws, a blackbird's song


wandering the internal labyrinth

in the distance a black moon rises

drifting into a  conscious slumber

surrealism appears beyond the veil


there under a massive bonsai tree

an oracle of insight with long graying hair

wisdom interwoven in his braided beard

ushering me to sit across from him


pouring a warm cup of ancient tea

bowing my head , sipping its flavor

his eyes green emeralds of the sea

touching my heart of indigo blue


a soft flutter of mending wings

cupped within my  hands of hope

light filters through the dark void

opening my palms, taking flight

freeing the captive within 


Author's note:  I have had a rough week and part of this poem
is from a dream encounter.  Wishing you peace & health
Thank you for your visit.


Linking with The Sunday Muse

Tuesday, April 5, 2022


 night sky with bright stars and blue nebula  galaxy photos stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images

Bassan's inner world is unraveling
melodies of his life changing tempo
stars remotely burn, emptiness traveling

Tremors of yesterdays haunt his mind
deep inside his heart, unspoken words
a guarded sanctuary, he alone can find

 Venturing on a humanitarian mission
channeling breaths of spiritual energy
wondering if dusky clouds impair his vision

Deciphering ancient technological codes
wandering the fringes of a celestial sphere
unlocking cosmic secrets an uneasy road

An interstice left open, hints of possibility
summoning courage in challenging areas
testing the outer boundaries of his ability

 Cold darkness prevails in absence of light
lost society paralyzed by debilitating fear
maneuvering faith in the corridors of night

Rocking an unstable planet, a twist of fate
exploring keys in the search for freedom
battling time and space before it's too late

 Bassan must command unmanageable forces
overcoming his own walls of self doubt
installing hope, altering Ugar's course

Can a hero shine in time to save the planet
buy the book and journey into space
no need to panic, just relax and enjoy it

Congratulations my friend on your newest book
in the Cassa Series. Wishing you success on your
latest Space Opera "CassaDarK". 

Traveling the sky-way of the imagination takes
courage and hard work.  

peace and friendship

Release April 5, 2022

Coming April 5, 2022!

By Alex J. Cavanaugh

Science Fiction – Adventure/Space Opera/Space Exploration
Print ISBN 9781939844842
EBook ISBN 9781939844859

You can find out more about Alex and his release here