Fluffy White Clouds, Birds, Butterflies, Dream

Fluffy White Clouds

fluffy white clouds

Sitting in the yard on a sunny day,
Gazing up above at  fluffy white clouds
As they make cute animal shapes and play,
Chasing each other, gathering in crowds,
Which begin to look like very large hounds
That chase animals in a playful way,
Then my thoughts drift, familiar ones appear,
Loving, peaceful thoughts of one very dear.

Robin flies down to garden of flowers,
She listens with skill for worms in moist soil,
The soil softened by many spring showers,
She cocks her head, fat worm has met its fate,
Too late to dig in, worm has no powers,
And Robin pulls it up with little toil.
Another robin flies down, begs to share,
As Robin hides, quickly eats her sweet fare.

All around, birds sweetly singing their joy,
Babies safe in nests chirp loudly when fed,
Butterflies flit by, alight to enjoy
Delightful fragrances in flower bed
Near the fountain and pond we filled with koi,
Sounds of water, bird song, I nod my head,
Sleepy eyes admire a huge yellow rose
Before long I drift far away and doze.

A dream of paradise captivates me,
I relax on a quiet sandy beach
Of a beautiful place near a blue sea,
I feel the need to speak my heart and reach,
Just reach out like the branches on a tree
Yet like roots I cannot the surface breach,
So, my innermost secrets stay within,
Where peace abides and truths always begin.

When my brother goes on a business trip I stay at his house and babysit the dog, water flowers, and relax. It is like a holiday for me. His backyard is so beautiful. I love to sit out there and watch the birds and butterflies play in and around the flower gardens. If I play fetch with the dog first, he will tire himself out so I can sit down and relax. Often I get very sleepy as the fragrance of so many flowers drift around in a slight breeze. It is a wonderful place to find relaxation.

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I am the Senior Editor and SEO Editor for The Creative Exiles (TCE). I edit all posts to help members achieve an acceptable score on Google and other search engines. I am also an author on TCE and write mainly in poetry and short stories. I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

3 thoughts on “Fluffy White Clouds, Birds, Butterflies, Dream

  • June 8, 2017 at 12:10 AM

    Some beautiful imagery Phyllis and there’s nothing like being surrounded by living things, nature in its finest attire. Lovely work.

  • August 4, 2017 at 5:46 PM

    Lovely, Phyllis! As poets, we sometimes seem to have a connection whereas we all write about some of the same topics. I think it’s fascinating! I loved reading your words unfold into something so artistic; so beautiful. It is these simple joys which you have conveyed so freely, and prettily, that mean the most. Hugs!


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