September 12, 2014

Simulated Picture of Mama Cat and Four Kittens
 
HAIKU

summer’s backward glance
reluctant to say adieu
one lonely white rose
 
by Dave Austin
 
Editor's Note:

Dave Austin is a wonderful poet and animal lover. Received note from Dave - found 4 Kittens and Mama on their porch. Protecting and taking great care
of them...rg
 

September 8, 2014

 
Friend in Silence
Dedicated to ~ Flyman6213, Long Island, NY
 
Suddenly you came to me
it seems in my most desperate hour,
now the inner healing has begun

Silent words scroll across the page
words not so much of wisdom,
but words of silly joy
 

Alone was I searching for a friend
longing to share my worldly thoughts,
searching for someone to care

Silent words scroll across the page
words not so much of learning,
but words of silly laughter

 I look for you to share with me
my thoughts and feelings for that day,
for I know you shall not be my judge

 Finding my friend in silence
has filled an empty space,
sharing simple words in silence…

makes me smile
 
- Rhoda Galgiani
Written June 2003


September 2, 2014

 
My Heart Believes

Your breath whispers words
projecting loves light
shining upon thee
brings one a warm glow
to a longing heart

Promising love
joy stirs within
renews lost hope
with words spoken

Trust in you
a true heart
comes to me

My love
I share
 
Grows!

- Rhoda Galgiani


August 29, 2014


Are You???
 
 When a blessing comes
it is tremendous joy -
So grateful for the love
His glow touches my brow -
like a halo!
 
- Rhoda Galgiani


August 26, 2014



A Day of Joy

Rainbow touched the sleepy valley below
Yellow streams within cast its glow
Bringing love to all who live there
Share their lives with someone who cares

Planting tulips with ruby red tips
As if the flower was touched by ones lips
Colorful blooms for all to enjoy
Brings happiness to every girl and boy

Evening comes slow but sure
Ends the day with love that is pure
As lovers wish upon a shooting star
Dreams of happiness will take them far

- Rhoda Galgiani


August 22, 2014


A Solitary Smile

How does one capture true love from
another heart that carries a frown that
hides their emotions from the world?
 
Or, how does one escape true love
and move within their own world not
concerned with the love of another?
 
Is life complete as one remains a single
shade on the painter’s pallet that drips as
paint does from the end of the brush?

Simple conclusion - it is acceptable for one
to remain alone, content with life’s path
and teachings of the world and her rules
 
as the heart accepts today...
with a solitary smile!
 
- Rhoda Galgiani



August 19, 2014



A Glorious Pause

Rhythm comes as the breath
releases thoughts of contentment -
a rhythm that brings joy to the heart
filling it with delightful pleasures

Silently the breath is consumed
again, life is digested deep within -
a pale glow come to light as the
breath’s strength nourishes

Serenity now becomes one with
a glorious pause at this moment -
whispers of prayer and then a
spoken word gives thanks

Protected and lead to walk
His path with guidance and shelter -
a soul is prepared with a touch of
His grace, from His forever home

- Rhoda Galgiani


August 17, 2014

Tears
 tears leave watermarks
souls displaying sad sorrow
the world’s eyes are wet
 
- Rhoda Galgiani


August 13, 2014


What Is…

What is around the corner for me?
I don’t know, I just have to wait and see -
Is it a special moment that I will tuck away
with sweet dreams of change to come my way?
I don’t know at this moment in time but,
until then I will continue to write my rhyme…

- Rhoda Galgiani


August 7, 2014

 
Gim’me Chocolate

Well, my entry is kind of bland,
cause I’m on a weight loss diet,
dessert is not good for this hungry hand

But, when I do have something sweet
it’s instant pudding, chocolate and yummy,
a creation that is quite a fulfilling treat

Open the Jello-O Pudding brand,
mix lovingly with one and half cups sweet milk,
fold in a half tub of cool whip with the other hand

Pour this mousse mixture into half cup dishes
chill just 5 minutes in your faithful refrig,
top with cool whip to fill your sweet wishes

Soothing my sweet tooth’s craving til
tomorrow when my tummy cries again -

Gim’me Chocolate!

- Rhoda Galgiani


August 3, 2014


Drift
 Your heavy desire
only allow you to see
what you are looking for -
Travel the road with questions
look high and low along the way
seek your answers; do not soar
 
Confusion causes doubt
clear the mind step by step
take a stroll to the truth -
Grow within the lost heart
harsh lessons are now learned
go back to trustful youth

 Sing to the heart with love
answers will reveal doubt
from the wings of a dove -
Drift to places of peace
calm the minds doubtful side
joy will come; pain will cease
 
- Rhoda Galgiani
 (First 3 lines are from my fortune cookie - rg)


July 31, 2014


Smiles

One with a sense of humor
will laugh throughout the day
taking with them joy and love
the way it should be, they say

Laugh with me - for it is right
as the silly in us brings a special glow
laughing together, we spread bright light
shared smiles, the world now feels - happiness

- Rhoda Galgiani


July 27, 2014




All About Love

Emotions from the heart -
internal love for another being,
lifes pattern is complete with you

Emotions from the heart -
adoring love fulfills every
moment of each day together

Emotions from the heart -
embedded deep within creates
a bonding faith that joins us as one

Emotions from the heart -
whispers ‘I love you’ to another,
knowing the whisper shall return

Emotions from the heart -
faith comes to those who believe,
fate came to those who waited...

as was destined by God
 
- Rhoda Galgiani


July 26, 2014

Evolution

Nature breathes her breath
Brings life to farmers sowed seeds
Birth completes their destiny
 
- Rhoda Galgiani


July 24, 2014


 
Just Breathe

Every moment’s breath I take
You are lovingly with me
guiding my mind, heart and soul

Every moment’s breath I take
purifies my forsaken being as
I was lost before I found You

Every moment’s breath I take
I understand my promised peace
that guides the way to salvation

Every moment’s breath I take
cleanses the internal frame
strengthening its foundation -

preparing me for our first date

- Rhoda Galgiani


July 23, 2014

Secrets of the Mind

One is aware hidden secrets
consume the inquisitive mind -
vocal interruption spread words
outside the head into books
 
- Rhoda Galgiani


July 20, 2014


Insight

Me -
I know
Her too well

- Rhoda Galgiani

July 18, 2014


Snowdrop Flowers in Spring Rain
 
Spring Cloudburst

Rain
Downpour
Earth swallows
Mother Nature's
Tears
 
- Rhoda Galgiani


July 15, 2014

 
A Lightning Tale

 Lightning sizzles the darkened sky
not asking anyone how or why
brings depth to the moments hand
terrifies every creature and man

 Moves with wild startling speeds
screams with a fire tongue that leads
looses its uncontrolled inner soul
as fury commands its devilish toll

 Lightning the rage starts to succumb
all bow, their souls burnt into one
wiped away from coolness they found
only to be burnt, buried into the ground

 Violence slowly comes to an end
as swirles calm the darkened wind
brings peace with a sorrowed frown
distant echo’s laugh like a clown -

 as lightning tells its tale
 
- Rhoda Galgiani 


July 14, 2014

Get Go’in
 
Today is the day you may
restart your beginnings -
It is Monday, a new week to
 fulfill your awaited dreams
 
- Rhoda Galgiani

July 13, 2014


 
Again…
 
Ripples from the tide caress the image
A touch of grace came into view
With widened eyes one can see
New teachings written on the scroll
 
Coolness brought down the heat
That penetrated the souls search
Bright visions of clarity now prevail
Whispers of thanks became prevalent
 
Again, blessings have come
To care for one at a needed time
Again, He has figured it all out and
Came to aid the one who has lost tears -
 
Drying them with love
 
- Rhoda Galgiani


July 11, 2014



Memories Forever
 
A beautiful morn touches
my window sill today
bringing a sunny glow
to the usual humid shore
 
Surrounded by water our
island carries a cast of low
clouds trying to create an
artist canvas of still life
 
Gentle breezes touch my lips
a promise of a glorious day
to be remembered as visuals
are captured today forever…
 
- Rhoda Galgiani 


July 10, 2014

 
This Heart...
 
There comes a time in ones life
when the cloud that covered
ones mind suddenly opens -
New rays bring light of happiness
light of reform, light of rebirth
 
Slowly, the mind is restored as
faith again takes the painful load
that consumed the tired brow of dismay
surely, restore ones life with glad tidings
of calm, that the day will be - as promised
 
Clear skies with delightful moments one
endures the joy returned in a bountiful leap
Again, new vision to eyes once dimmed
by gloom that surrounds the world on
an everyday dislocated weary basis
 
It is a time to rejoice, to cheer
with glee at the discovery of what
He had envisioned for ones life
Quickly shadows of the darkened hall
disappeared, His promise is the light
 
Gracefully restored as it should be this heart
again is full of love, full of a bright glow -
until the next time but, also with a new
reasoning within ones mind how to
calmly handle grief as it arises
 
 Combating the Devil who casts his hate
creating a painful lost life, His glory teaches
one how to cope and come to terms within
 their own peace again, one step at a time -
 
This heart was shown just that - by Him
 
 - Rhoda Galgiani


May 18, 2014

 
'Expressions'
Has Completed its 5th Year...

Thank You for Your
Interest and Loyality...
 
 Hugs from Rhoda
Kitty Purrs from Gracie

May 12, 2014

Rhymn...

Around the World
 
A morning dawn -
the essences of a summer’s glow,
brews just over the horizon, low
 
Amazing rays of beauty -
as sun lite streams filters sun’s light,
brings life to all that see her bright
 
Nature’s newborn seedlings -
reach for the warmth brings them strength,
as they grow taller in their worldly length
 
Awake from a peaceful sleep -
come alive by sprinkles of morning dew,
creatures wake with displays of brilliant hue
 
Strolling through the majestic garden -
breath fragrant from summer flowers,
from every color of a rainbow’s shower
 
Summer time brings creative growth -
to beautiful gardens all around the world,
for every precious little boy and girl
 
 - Rhoda Galgiani
 
This Rhyme Form of Poetry is a pattern of rhyming lines in a poem or in lyrics for music
It is usually referred to by using letters to indicate which lines rhyme - For example - abb indicates a three-line stanza in which the second and third lines rhyme...rg