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Like Straw Now, April 1

Like straw now,
heavy marsh grasses
lie useless, broken,

trees without a leaf
circle dark water,
mere black skeletons,

yet through the open window
hundreds of peepers surprise
with loud singing, under

a sun there to waken,
like a curtain going up on
this stage of earthtime,

monotonous music
a sharp stroke of color
across a nearly dead drama.

Posted April 29, 2014 by perettipoems in Nature, POEMS & ART COPYRIGHTED, Poetry, Writing

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Lichen-BookCover

 

Marilyn’s nature poetry book is Lichen, Poems of Nature, obtainable at http://www.blurb.com in their “bookstore”. The front and back cover are her recent watercolor of an old limb covered with blue lichen–delicate, vulnerable, tough.

 

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Stepping Lightly

We walk on air every day,
the weight of our bodies
pressing our luck, pressing
through time and space,
each step a choice
to stomp a heavy foot upon
tender green fragility, or
with our wings of diplomacy
spread wide, float along
the line of life we’re given,
crushing nothing in our path.

From the book “Lichen-Poems of Nature”, http://www.blurb.com

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BeardsBirdhouseWeb

Beard’s Birdhouse in the Woods

Watercolor © Marilyn Peretti

Posted September 13, 2013 by perettipoems in Art, Nature

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Plain

White coins
clustered in domes,
plants crowded
like commuters,
brightening
as the sun sets.

I wonder, and bend
to read the park’s label:
phlox—
ordinary wildflowers
a century old,
tamed for this border,

mounded, rounded,
snowflakes in evening air
not about to wither closed,
American country sisters
flaunting plain faces.

Posted September 13, 2013 by perettipoems in Nature, POEMS & ART COPYRIGHTED, Poetry

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Pink Caladium-Watercolor by Marilyn Peretti

Pink Caladium-Watercolor © by Marilyn Peretti

 

      Merit Award, DuPage Art League, 2013

Posted February 27, 2013 by perettipoems in Art, Nature, POEMS & ART COPYRIGHTED, Watercolor

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Lichen

Lichen slides
across this branch
like skin, thin blue waves
of dry watery ripples,

fragile dimples sleeping
over scaley bark
for years and years,
so subtle I pass it by,

so bold it creeps along
where nothing else will grow,
blanketing a hard cold stone,
or carressing deep crevices

of the cottonwood, glazing
the trunk in crinkeld silk,
ocean’s greens and blues
far from the sea.

Posted February 27, 2013 by perettipoems in Nature, POEMS & ART COPYRIGHTED, Poetry

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