Once and for Now


The only tree on the block in bloom, Walnut Street, Philadelphia.


Once the moon hummed

in a dazzling glow

and we who wanted–

and longed for if–

walked through now

listening to our own hearts



~in time~


death comes

but now

beneath sweet budding branches,

as pink and red blooms burst open,

the music of life

plays a symphony,

luscious and sweet



The Oracle gave me this puente today. It’s been a crazy week. The world still seems to be tilting while we’re holding on. I thought we were in lock down today, but it was a false alarm.

I apologize for the delay in reading posts. I’m going to take the opportunity to get some errands done today while I still can, but I’ll be catching up on reading this weekend.

34 thoughts on “Once and for Now

  1. Lovely! This is so upbeat. The tempo is faster than usual, hopeful. Spring must be in the air.
    We had a lot of the same words (my moon hummed as well) though yours is more understandable, makes more sense than my two poems.

    • Thank you, Jill. I wasn’t really stocking up, and I don’t normally shop at either of those places–but I sent my husband out for more cat food. Priorities! We can eat anything. πŸ™‚ And
      I got my hair done.

      • LOL! Yes, food for the cats, a definite priority! πŸ™‚ We we’re stocking up either. I took my mother out for her Friday outing. I was in search of Wet Ones…something I’ve used for many years. Yes, I’m a pre-virus germaphobe. πŸ™‚

  2. Beautiful … poem and photos … and, yes, hopeful! Music seems to be one way people are coping with COVID-19 (Italians serenading while on lockdown), but then music is a global language. I’m glad you’re not on lockdown and were able to get your hair done πŸ˜‰

  3. Such a pretty tree to go with your perfect puente (sorry, couldn’t help myself) πŸ˜‰

    I am off to stock up on more wine. My booze cabinet is down to stuff I don’t drink! As for the rest, I am not a “stocker” and will leave the extra TP for those who really need it…

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