Effervescent You…dedicated to Judy Mayer

Flower Photo by Judy Mayer

who is this woman

you may ask

she is one

who has made giving her task


see her scurrying to the door

of a neighbor in her apartment block

carrying a birthday card

or some uniquely styled pair of socks


she has been blessed

it is true

but her blessings she shares

with me and you


Her adventures carry her far

students in distant schools

benefit from paper and pens

and her giving too


she travels the world but forgets you not

as Russia or the Panama Canal

finds it ways to the dining room wall

showing slides of the people’s locale


the nursing home residents

share in her joyous song

as their eyes feast on the view

and the ethnic food that belongs


Judy doesn’t stop there

but continues her giving

driving the Madison Zoo train

cheering all in thanksgiving


uniquely free

and so giving it is true

thinking of delightful ways

to bring a smile or two


she may be volunteering

at Olbrich Botanical Garden

engineering the tram

or referring to the tropical banyan


then on to Monday

another day of living

at the Habitat for Humanity

she is giving


Perhaps some Wednesday evening

You will hear her respond

as she works the phones

for the charity telethons


accepting donations

late into the night

always there helping

comforting those in plight


it may be a free vacation

to a mother of three

or helping with car payments

for forty years we see


an angel she is

and freely she gives

an example for all

and how we might live


a balance of living and giving

brings joy to many and herself

a balance of living and giving

is an open shelf


a quiet, joyful soul

with a twinkle in her eye

her presence in your life

will leave you with a delightful sigh



walking the rope so tight

desperately seeking the light

hit this way and that

having the inner chatSunset 1984

your are lost among the waves

undulating reasons do evade

lost and never found

doubt increases and does abound

stretching yourself as far as you can go

suddenly you snap back and are brought low

balance is needed you do concede

so return again to that inner seed

seek the peace and calm within

go to LOVE and let it win

love is the beginning and the constant…Happy Holidays to YOU each!

Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world.
The forms may change,
yet the essence remains the same. RUMI
Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos


tiptoe dance within the womb

carefully carried nine months

prior to bloom

wrapped in love delight

immersed in silent calm

growing strong before the flight

appear to the brilliance of energy

we venture forth

encountering light…mystified ecstatically

the first breath…glorified

opening our beings to life

furthering the essence of LOVE’s yuletide