My Poetic Path

my journey…shared in poems, prose and photos


Just Imagine…

The new year is quickly approaching.

Just imagine the possibilities!


Wishing You All a Very Merry Christmas


The Best Year Ever in 2013. :)


Also written for the upcoming One Single Impression prompt: Imagine

Photo courtesy of Flickr


Wisdom from the Birds

” You cannot stop the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can stop them from nesting in your hair.”

A Chinese proverb that I really like. As always, birds can teach us so much, even indirectly.

This is an archive post from my Happy Break blog.

I thought it was a perfect fit for Sunday’s upcoming prompt at OSI: Nest

Sometimes it’s nice to re-visit a favorite post, isn’t it? ;)


PS: Thanks again to Sandy Lawrence  for the perfect nest photo!


It Makes the World Go Round :<)


It’s the biggest “gamble” most of us will ever take.

And for some of us, we roll the dice a time or two. ;)

Through the good days and the bad.

The lean times and the sad.

It’s nice to know that someone truly cares.

To wake up, wrapped in a warm embrace.

Eyes, that look beyond the surface to the center of our being.

On our side, without question or compromise.

Love: it makes the world go round. :)

Romance: what makes it all worthwhile.♥


Submitted for the One Single Impression prompt: Marriage

Photo courtesy of Flickr


Haiku Reflections: Halcyon Days

My suggestion for this Sunday’s One Single Impression  prompt: Halcyon


1. A kingfisher, especially one of the genus Halcyon.
2. A fabled bird, identified with the kingfisher, that was supposed to have had the power to calm the wind and the waves while it nested on the sea during the winter solstice.
1. Calm and peaceful; tranquil.
2. Prosperous; golden: halcyon years.
Definition courtesy of : The Free Dictionary
Some new posts at my other blogs:  
Take A Happy Break: Let It Go!
Veggies, Yarns & Tails: Retro (Fruit Slices) Knit Anklets


Haiku Reflections: A Vision in Mauve

Also submitted for the One Single Impression prompt: Spectacles.

I also worked in an eyeglass reference into the title (kind of) for the other meaning of this word, ending with “s”. ;)

Have a wonderful week!

PS: If you are in need of a big-time LOL, stop by over at Happy Break to check out Mr. Cheddar and his new pal!!! ;)


In The Forest of My Dreams and Crystal for OSI.

In the forest of my dreams.
The mighty pines are ever green.
Dappled shadows dance and twirl.
While sunshine warms the waiting boughs.
A bird sings sweetly in every tree.
Rainbow feathers to dazzle and delight.
Their background music,
the soothing rush of pristine streams.
Creatures of the forest, large and small.
Commune and cavort in harmony.
Danger not lurking in the shadows.
No hunger to appease.
No pain to avow.
Man’s presence:
No longer a hindrance to this perfect sight.
Only there to stop, stare and wonder.
A time for reverence and restraint.
Lost for the moment, in silent prayer.
Rainy days bring a whole new view.
Clouds crown each leafy head.
Waiting for their share of nature’s crystal jewels.
While gazing through the forest green glass,
softens each perfect line.
Droplets falling…
But gently, so gently.
While in the distance, the thunder recedes.
The forest of my dreams.
Lives on forever.
A gift we give ourselves.
And saved for those to come.
Not the remains of passing reveries.
Finally allowed to rest and to renew.
“In The Forest of My Dreams”  ©  Geraldine H. Hartman
Photo courtesy of:  Flickr
Crystal: My suggestion for the June 24th,  One Single Impression prompt.
PS: This is one of the poems included in my new poetry book: My Poetic Path.
I thought it was worthy of an encore, for this week’s OSI offering. :)

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