Spring is Sprung!

It seems I have been inspired by spring!

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Copyright 2017:  Kati Bergman

Painting done with acrylics.

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Starsong Lullaby

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Copyright 2017:  Kati Bergman

The night sings a song unlike any other
a gentle lullaby
to coax a cool and restful slumber.

She cradles an anxious world
under a canopy of stars
that remind us to pause
and listen
to the rhythm of our hearts.

The night sings a lullaby unlike any other
a song of stillness and peace
of hope to welcome a better tomorrow,
and then tomorrow yet another.

Daydream Memory

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Copyright 2017:  Kati Bergman

Sometimes I think I’d like for just a day

to steal away

and sit upon some rocky shore

to listen to the gulls, the breeze, the ocean’s gushing roar

coaxing every wave to come back for more…more…

A day to bask in heated brilliance, light, and dare to play

some made up game of sand and sun and slip under the waves,

the salt of seven seas speaks to skin of adventure

and lands so far away

that, for the briefest of undulating moments, crest and stay.

And when the hours fill and pass,

when the breeze runs out of wind,

when the grains of sand cool again

and soothe my burning skin-

I will make a memory of all the life that day

and seal it with a salty kiss

and never let it slip away.

Everlasting Summer

Image Copyright:  Kati Bergman 2014

Image Copyright: Kati Bergman 2014

I made a wish for you.
That when the skies fade to winter grey
and the sun grows tired from a year of play,
when the air frosts and freezes the world,
and each leaf has long ago dropped and curled,
I wish you summer.
I wish you the warmth of sun kisses against your skin
of salty sea breezes to breathe in,
I wish you the peace of days spent outdoors,
and the excitement of barbecues and concert tours.
I wish you longer days and shorter nights,
I wish you comfort and warmth and light.
That’s my wish for you tonight.

Dedicated to those who hope for an everlasting summer.

Word Game: Aesop Edition

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Image Copyright: Kati Bergman 2014

We’ve all heard the tale of the tortoise and rabbit,
that rabbit that raced all the time out of habit,
who set out to prove that speed was the way
shaving off seconds of time everyday.
‘Til a slow moving tortoise came and ruined it all,
slowly plodding away while rabbit napped on the mall.
Because slow and steady wins the race,
and that tortoise kept a slow steady pace.
He taught us all a thing or two.
Maybe it’s not winning or losing that’s important,
but how you do.

Written June 22, 2008

Words I had to use: shaving, rabbit, slowly.