Claire V. Bogdanos

Acceptance,Knowledge,Love,New Chapter,Process,Wisdom,

THE SUMMER’S DONE ( 2019 ) 2019/10/25

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I’m so sad  that the  summer’s done

It’s  leaves are falling one by one

The wind moves  slowly in the  breeze

While  sailing quiet  through the trees.

There  is a crispness in  the air

Relief  from heat  we’ve had to bear

Too  soon the winter  will  appear

To fill  the balance  of the  year.

Then  when the  dawn does  shine its light

That  emanates from  brilliant white

Reflected  there  in swirling  snow

You’ll  see the  season’s  icy show !

 

SUMMER SKIES ( 2019 ) 2019/09/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:27 am
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Today  we rose to sunny  skies

While not  expecting  some surprise

The winds that blew seemed well behaved

Tree limbs and  branches all were saved.

Soon autumn will  reach our front door

And summer breeze will blow no more

Before too long the year shall  pass

Like shadows in the  looking  glass

Oh  Lord,  give  all the  pow’r  to rise

Once more to sight  sweet summer skies !

 

 

 

WE MUST BELIEVE ( 2019 ) 2019/09/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:15 am
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We must  believe that nature’s force

Will have its way and  run its course

For we are  victims of each storm

But who knows where or in what form ?

I’d like to think  the world is round

With changing  seasons that abound

Midst mountains  that are peaked in snow

And hills that meet  with fields below

With every type of  plant and leaf

To pique  our brain and  find relief.

There is one God,  He is Supreme

And is  the answer  to each scheme

No matter  what our  nature brings

God’s the  reason our  earth still sings !

 

 

 

EQUALITY ( 2019 ) 2019/06/23

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:48 am
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The rain it tumbles to the ground

There’s not a dry spot to be found

The wind it whips among the trees

Embracing  all the sodden leaves

The morning’s light turns into dark

The air about is still and stark

While clouds do pass and fade away

In  their  circuitous  display,

The seasons change from day to night

Without a  single goal  in sight

How simple all our lives could  be

Accepting  God’s equality !

 

 

TIS THE SEASON ( 2019 ) 2019/05/04

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:47 am
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There is a sound that fills the air

It seems to well from everywhere

And floods the skies with sweet surprise,

Assails the heart with joyous sighs.

Oh, what great hope new seasons bring

Anticipating  everything

The lure and charm of  “everydays”

That daily sing of God in praise,

The warmth and kindness and the love

Now emanates from God above !

 

THE WINTER GAP ( 2018 ) 2018/11/21

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:07 am
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The tender shoots have gone to bed

They chose to doze in spring instead

The cherry trees have gone to sleep

The willows now no longer weep !

All of God’s seeds are taking naps

Avoiding all the snowy traps

The season sure makes one big mess

With slosh and cold, I must confess.

Think of all the joy it will bring

When God appears in early spring

Returning treasures we had lost

To snow and ice and winter’s frost !

 

ONE LAST ENCORE ( 2018 ) 2018/08/22

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 7:08 am
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Summer days are drifted away

‘Tis time for fall to have its say

Before the winter storms each door

And new year springs one last encore,

It’s the wee small hours frighten me

When I must face what is to be

I accept there is no recourse

And from this world await divorce !

 

 

HE’S A WHIZ ( 2017 ) 2017/10/25

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:13 am
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The morn awakes and  yawns aloud

The sky is clear, there’s ne’er a cloud

A breeze o’erhead begins to blow

We’re in the midst of autumn’s show.

Her colors changing every day

Glow brighter still along the way

How wonderful God’s palette is

Creating pigments, He’s a whiz !

 

GOD’S RAINBOW COLORS ( 2017 ) 2017/09/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 5:17 am
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Blossoms in the garden, how shall we bear their loss

Soon the winds of autumn will all their petals toss

How often in past summers and the springtimes too

That flowers smiled and waved most of each daytime through.

All the fragile magic and all the fragrant smells

Folded in those tiny buds resting in their shells

What would this world look like without the shades of green

Plus God’s rainbow colors and everything between ?

 

 

IS NOT TOO LATE ( 2017 ) 2017/09/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:12 am
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There is a chill pervades the air

One feels the wind rush up the stair

The smell of fall upon the breeze

Floats gently by, soft as you please

A silence bides there in the room

Akin to patience, not to gloom.

The moments pass unnoticed now

As signs of autumn show somehow

Slowly the leaves begin to change

From light to dark the colors range

We wait here on the edge of fate

Pray God our time is not too late !

 

 

 

GET LOST ( 2017 ) 2017/08/03

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 9:14 am
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The winter winds are a world away

That’s where I wish that they all would stay

There are some things I could live without

Including ice, slush and sauerkraut !

Now it doesn’t matter how I try

My ideas don’t stand a chance to fly

So old winter gets to rear its head

Bringing snow and cold to us instead,

How I wish I could escape the frost

And this wintertime would just get lost !

 

 

 

 

SWEET GOODNIGHT ( 2017 ) 2017/06/16

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I’ve watched the snowflakes filter down

And heard the rain pelter the ground

I’ve seen the stars zip cross the sky

While clouds above are flying by.

I’ve felt the wind rush through the air

As autumn helped her trees go bare

The summer rains are fresh and clear

And hum a song the birds can hear.

The world’s in tune, the season’s bright

Tis soon to bid all sweet goodnight !

 

 

 

YULETIDE CHEERS ( 2017 ) 2017/06/06

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 4:37 am
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How sweet it is to greet each day

To wake each morn in peace and pray,

We thank you Lord for one more chance

To fill our days with life’s romance.

Who can be sure which season’s best

The springtime is so full of zest

While summer grabs our fantasy

It’s packed with much frivolity.

The fall rocks with its sounds and song

Until brisk winter comes along

But most can’t wait till snow appears

When all are caught in Yuletide cheers !

 

INTO THE AIR ( 2016 ) 2016/12/19

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 6:12 am
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When I was young I fell in love

What was it I was thinking of

New fallen snow and frosty air

What did I see that wasn’t there ?

 

I was in love with winter’s spell

Cozy firesides if truth can tell

And as it happened I was lost

In passion strong that took its course.

 

I really thought our dreams came true

That you and I shared the same view

The winter once more brought the snow

Those fields of white began to grow.

 

But snow like life does fade away

To make room for another day

So like that snowman shrinking there

Some love just melts into the air !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SING SONG ( 2016 ) 2016/10/17

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:10 am
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Well, thoughts are things and birds have wings,

Feathers come from geese and egret

The sparrow trills,the robin sings

And crows caw too loud in regret.

The skylark sings when sailing high

As falcons swoop from lofty nest

The hawk, he zooms up in the sky

Although I think the owl’s the best !

The lonely dove does pine for love

While the eagle mates forever

The world is round, blue skies above

Can that change the outcome, never !

The winds that blow and bring us snow

Seem without rhyme or reason

And force most birds to southward go

Till we reach a better season !

 

 

LIVES DO FLY ( 2016 ) 2016/09/24

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:16 am
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The city lights grow dimmer now

They’re hidden by the fog somehow

The mist moves softly through the trees

And cloaks the rustle of the leaves.

I hear a moan that comes and goes

I feel a chill rush to my toes

Too soon the winter will be here

With vestiges of vision drear.

If all the frost and snow arrive

How shall we then keep warmth alive,

We’ll bundle up in winter’s best

Hats, gloves and scarves with padded vest.

Do not lose heart no matter what

We’ll give it all that we have got

The seasons seem to march on by

The years grow wings and lives do fly !

 

 

SUMMER DAYS ( 2016 ) 2016/09/02

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:12 am
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Let’s say goodbye to summer’s days

With all her happy carefree ways

It’s sunny nature, flimsy clothes

A boater’s call of “thar she blows”,

A picnic lunch upon the beach

And no place left the sand can’t reach !

Well times do show and pass away

As we wake to another day

And realise that summer’s gone

While fall’s been left to carry on

But wait, there must be more to see

For time does reach eternity !

 

CHANGELING ( 2016 ) 2016/09/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:29 am
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The air is sweet with salted breath

It rises from the ocean’s depth

The summer storms have blown away

And left us this vacation day

The wind has slipt among the trees

Suggesting life is well at ease.

Some days are perfect, some are not

Some days remembered, some forgot

I hope one day to chance recall

That moment summer morphed to fall !

 

 

 

KEEP THE BEST ( 2016 ) 2016/02/01

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 3:05 am
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The rain it falls upon the ground

With rivers rising all around

Tree branches laden bend and moan

The body aches and muscles groan.

Torrential rain makes hearing hard

As flooded steeets and muddy yard

Make navigation extra rough

And keeping dry a task quite tough.

What would we be without the rain

Perhaps some desert near Bahrain

Or great Gobi in China’s west

Let’s all agree to keep the best !

 

EARLY WINTER ( 2013 ) 2013/10/29

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 1:45 pm
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Winter wind your chill voice calls

I hear the echoes through the halls

They wail and blow and heave and sigh

What will be autumns short reply ?

This season new bursts on the scene

Assuring us much to be gleaned,

Spine tingling cold and freezing rain

Historic storms without restrain.

Undaunted now I cannot wait

As day and night participate

The wind blows wild as snowflakes fall

Soon ice and snow will bury all !

 

MATURING ( 1999 ) 2013/05/05

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 10:50 pm
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I thought I saw the budding trees all sprout anew

I dreamt I touched each summer bloom all spread with dew,

And yet today I walked about and lonesome felt

An autumn breeze with chilling breath where sunbeams knelt.

Too fast these days have flickered by, the time has come

For lusty wind that plays beneath the winter sun.

Where then have these precious hours flown in vapid haste

To leave behind the faded hope a fool may waste?

 

Seems life’s composed of moments falling, one on one,

Like threads of gold into a lasting mem’ry spun

In sequence, weaving wisdom’s waning tragic spell

Of laughing tears and weeping smiles which credence tell.

These seasons constant changing that each flower knows

Are cycles in the life of man that patience grows.

 

MARTYRED MARCH ( 1977 ) 2013/04/27

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 8:27 pm
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Oh little star that shines alone

On lonesome dark and friendless night,

Oh sprightly sprig that blossoms forth

With nary other buds in sight,

Oh tiny bird that chirps a song

When all his friends are fast in flight,

Oh warming wind with gentle breath

That sings an air with dawn’s delight,

Have you ever looked beyond night

Into the early morning’s glow?

Have you ever smelled the incense

On the hill where staunch violets grow?

Have you ever heard ceaseless sound

Where gushing streams trickle and flow?

Have you ever felt springtime’s rain

Driven with an incessant blow?

This is the heritage of March

Impudent harbinger of spring

That sallies forth in manner rude

Yet bearing April on the wing

And so bold and harsh seducer

Ever brusquely keep refraining

Release that cold and chilly grip

Thus end winter’s will sustaning.

 

WINTER LEGACY ( 1977 )

Filed under: POEMS.....THOUGHTS.....MEMORIES — bogdanosclaire @ 12:03 pm
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The chill of winter stealthy, stealing quick away,

Escaping silently in seeming speed dismay,

The frost dripping from the bough, weeping to the ground

Continues on with steady unrelenting sound,

Those winter tears fast filling every hustling stream

And rapid moving, hasten on with each sunbeam,

Poor naked tree who wearing not a patch of green

Prepares to face her mentor, spring, with garb obscene,

The night fog hangs like halos woven through the limbs

The sight of which, the heart to overflowing brims,

The crumbling walks and walls, the bitter freeze has fought,

Like brittle cardboard castles in a tempest caught,

And tumbling, rising, broken, crouch in disarray

While fallen branches, victim of another day,

Await the woodman’s axe and to woodpile retire

Until next year, once more to feed the warming fire.

Bold winter ushered in with such a lusty roar,

Now slithers past in fashion, circumstance deplore,

Such manner doth bear false witness to his power,

That legacy granting spring its proper dower,

Each year this pattern vital, steadfast, must repeat,

For life to winnow and the season’s term complete.

 

 
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