Posts Tagged ‘streams’


Indiana – – land of long lazy streams,
Placid ponds, and undulating green hills.
Land of desires and land of fertile dreams.
Home of covered bridges and old grist mills;
Farmland stretching ahead for bountied miles.
A rich source for artistry, poems and themes,
With nature shamelessly plying her wiles .
Indiana, your magic can’t be wrong —
My heart sings of your beauty in your song

8/16/04 Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

(A Rainis Sonnet … ugh)

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Spring, painting

the landscape in flamboyant colors.

Intoxicating the air

with her wafting perfumes.


Larks flute golden love songs,

while feathered architects

are busily constructing

air-conditioned nurseries.


Wild life, is house-hunting

diligently among fresh emerald leaves,

staking claims to new summer homes,

that are hidden from view


Streams, gurgle in  happiness,

as they free themselves

of winter’s icy neckwear,

splashing playfully over the rocks,

offering liquid melody for spring’s welcome.


Tulips stretch long slender necks,

lifting faces for the sun’s warm kiss.

Thousands of buds unclench tiny fists

with bursts of beautiful blossoms.


Spring, a season exploding in beauty.


8/20/91      Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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The laughter of a little child

Timid creatures of the wild

Lilac scent on wafting breeze

And summer shade beneath the trees


A lonesome whistle in the night

From some big train way out of sight

Bright butterflies and lady-bugs

And joy felt from children’s hugs


Birds in all their feathery hues

And poems derived from poignant muse

The gurgling sound of running streams

And magic cast by gold moonbeams


Rainbows after a summer storm

Flower’s beauty as they take form

America’s flag waving on high.

A gentle breeze that seems to sigh.


Rain that cools the heat away

Watching kittens as they play

Frost fronds on my window panes

Long inviting country lanes


Beautiful leaves that drop in fall

So many things, but best of all

A family to love, as they love me

And God, who gave my Soul to me



7/12/99      Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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