November 26, 2016

An Autumn Glow

The frost and the cold of an autumn morn
comes swiftly as the lazy sun rises in the east
bringing sunlight to the barren trees

Warmth taken by the chill of the season
one gazes through leafless naked trees of grey
remembering the days of warm summer past

Pulling a scarf tightly around the neck
one feels the brisk daytime air and hurries to
complete chores wanting to rush inside again

The autumn glow lingers bringing those together
for a brief, but friendly chat as they scurry along
preparing for a holiday treat with feast knowing -

their harvest finalized the autumn glow 

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 23, 2016

The Hollow Heart

Emptiness fills the hollow heart,
descending the love of plenty
to overflow tenderly from
the walls of the gilded spirit

Drawn away by the serpents
of unfeeling, unconcerned
windows that don’t see into
a world of love around them

Life goes on as they say just as the
willow grows her new spring leaf,
so shall love rejected continues
to nourish…me

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 22, 2016

Sunlit Dreams

A Dream Catcher at Sunset

Morning sunshine peeks through her window
brings brightness and warmth to her
sleepy body as she stirs waking from
a delightful dream of yesteryear.

With a heart filled with happiness,
from memories of past love, coiled with
excitement and adventure, she yearns to drift again
to a place where memories are treasured with delight.

She grasps the moment that reflects on a younger
image, with youthful appearance, vibrant,
outgoing, carefree existence of one who laughed
with joy which consumes every moment of her life.

Capturing the warmth of the sunlight,
spreading her arms to welcome the new day,
she peers out the window to view the wonders
before her, grateful for a chance to continue…

to breathe in her world of sunlit dreams.

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 16, 2016

In Solitude

Anger swells with the growing
rage of the day by day
unrest of the one lost

Soon the unrest will
 dissipate and becomes solemn
within one’s own peace

For it has been taught
so harshly the tools
of the living trade

I now take my tools and
choose to craft my own life…

in solitude

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 14, 2016

The Light of Truth

During a time when faith was swallowed
by the forces of a dismal withdrawal from life,
thy solitary mind could not expand or fight
a reality of what was before thy body lost

Beaten down by confusion, by a confinement
of the thought process, longing to be within
oneself, the desire to dwell among a peaceful
existence that was sadly drawn away

Striving to achieve the wellness of a spirit,
the soul continues to survive the hindering
black weight put upon the body that must
carry a burden heavy to the bewildered mind

Praying to break the chain that confines the will
of thy captured being of beings, the grace of
one shall over come the blackened hold that
entwined the arms that reach out to the world -

as the light of truth shall overcome

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 12, 2016

Memory's Book

Misty dawn’s light touches the windowsill
awakes the sleepy silent Whippoorwill
calls his heart to sing an early morn song
chants to others, he sings - come along

Take the road that leads to a peaceful walk
stroll together, we remember and talk
special events in our life come and go
nothing to change, happy with what we sow

All that crossed our life’s path was pure delight
as it was intended, life was just right
memories tucked away in the mind’s book
there for one to savor and take a look

The pages worn and torn by fingers touch
looks back fills the heart with love and such

 - Rhoda Galgiani

November 9, 2016

Another Day Has Begun

Cool spring breezes created from
swirls of water in pools below
leaves a misty cleanliness
upon one's dying spirit


Taking a deep breath to savor it all
the mind becomes gently consumed with
nature's beauty of a springtime moment
within the confines of one's own body

Overwhelmed with joy brought by the
comforts of colorful surroundings
fill the longing heart with love
that streams down from above

Thus - another day has begun

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 6, 2016

He Gave Me Wings

He said unto me - follow
For I shall lift your soul high
Your heart is full not - hollow
Fear not your lost soul shall fly

Hear my laws that lead you - home
Trust my word come close to Me
Your spirit sees lighted - dome
Glory shall be brought to thee

Flying with your angel - wings
To heaven where spirit lives
Fingers yearn to play harp - strings
A place where God loves and gives

Come! Feel His forgiving ways
See His light with golden rays!

- Rhoda Galgiani

November 4, 2016

Season of Change

amber autumn sky
brisk chill cools the evening sun
blueprint for winter

- Rhoda Galgiani