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At Deer Harbor

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Harbor grey

as the sky

Fog wisping off

the far islands

Evergreens

holding their color

Apple trees

across the road

ahead of the rest

with their joie de vivre

In full bloom

reminding us

this is the way to live

giving it all, everyday

not worrying about

tomorrow

provision of fruit

on it’s way

On the ferry

a bald eagle

showed us how to fish

from the shore

Made it look easy

with those wings

those eyes

Grateful to live near enough

to these island jewels

Summer time

they are full of

roaming tourists

from afar and

Orcas cruise the channels

Off season

has it own secrets

Quiet strength

building up

preparing for the

Glorious spring show.

© 2016 Julie Clark

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Winter’s Light

The house was filled with light

as the sun rose

over the tree tops

over the lake

Warmth and light

expanded our hearts

We drank it in

as we had not seen the sun

in several days.

 

The light also pushed

into the shadows of the house

Showing what needed

dusting, cleaning

a smudge here

a dust bunny there

a streak across the glass

 

Not to be afraid of the light

Let it in

Let it bring healing and cleansing

Not to be afraid of the hard work

of the soul

to bring deep lasting

much-needed change

to the shadow places in my heart

 

Oh that I would run to the light

and stay there

just as my small dog finds

a sunny spot

and curls up to nap

The past experiences

of facing my shadows

and not dying

but living through it

to become more whole

reminds me that I will again

live through any pain

the light may reveal

 

© 2015 Julie Clark

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The Contemplative Cat

The Contemplative Cat

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Take Two Omaha

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The Garden Path

 

The Garden Path

Was obstructed

First by orange plastic fences

And bulldozers

Wait

Next year you’ll see

The Sun Flowers

 

Then the secret door

Was locked

Don’t give up

Look for another way

It was there

Opening to

Fountain and flowers

 

This time the path

Blocked by yellow flowers

Push them aside

Let the air fill with

Their fragrance

 

How do we know

What to do

When our way is blocked?

We walk with the

Gardner

Waiting to be asked

 

© 2013 Julie Clark

 

 

In the Joslyn

 

Maurice Utrillo’s

Road to Puteaux

Makes me homesick

For Paris

I was there long ago

I never saw that street

 

The lone, wind lashed

Poplar of

Monet’s Village Street

Beckons me to remember

The Poplar lined streets

Of Central Asia

 

© 2013 Julie Clark

 

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A Few Days in Omaha

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Photos of the Day

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Or that one?

Or that one?

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This Path?

This Path?

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Open Doors

Open Doors

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Follow the Light

Follow the Light

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