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Mid August

Black-eyed Susan Perennial Garden; Photo Credit: Jane H. Johann; August, 2015, Palmyra, WI.

Black-eyed Susan Perennial Garden; Photo Credit: Jane H. Johann; August, 2015, Palmyra, WI.

the flowers have given their best

and are slowly going to rest

something new is in the air

all the fruits have come to bear

amid the confusion of coming and going

is the gentle wind of ageing

saying goodbye to those we love

wishing them blessings from above

letting go of so many things

all that is pulling at our heart strings

fortunate for those who have the longing inside

of LOVE, HOPE and FAITH’s challenging ride

 

heartbreak

Oil Painting by Jane H. Johann  c.1982

Oil Painting by Jane H. Johann c.1982

the sugar sweet strawberry red sunset

fired burnt crimson images into my soul

delving deep into the recesses of my mind

as the emotions spilled out coffee conversations

the deafening silence between us

with the intent to resolve the unresolvable

what happens when one comes to an impasse

when view of the other ceases to exist

when the ego takes over and only resists

where does the imagination take one’s heart

where no compromise can be reached

how painful is that brick wall

concussion dead center in the middle of disbelief

smiling and talking one day

and then it disappears in a flash

the strawberry red sunset transforms

the heart into a bleeding gash

 

 

The short stories, the musings, the photography  or images(except where otherwise noted), the paintings and the poetry are my original work. These texts are protected under International Copyright ©laws.  Whenever any image or writing is created or written by another individual, proper credit is given to that individual if known. Every effort is made to give credit where credit is due.   All rights are reserved by the owner (author).Reblogs on WordPress are permitted as long as proper credit and links are provided to this site.  None of my writings, paintings or postings should be downloaded, reproduced, copied, projected or used in any manner without written permission of the owner (author).Thank you for respecting the intellectual property rights. I appreciate your integrity and hope you will respect mine. Thank you! 
Jane H. Johann      October, 2011           ©2011-2020 Jane H. Johann. All Rights Reserved.
Disclaimer Notice:     This blog contains works of fiction/nonfiction. Names, characters, businesses,places, events and incident are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, unless otherwise noted.

 

now and then

10378194_275643932625944_3945083716131264479_nnow and then I think of you

as I sit here looking at the empty chair across the kitchen table

now and then I miss you

the absence of you preparing the oatmeal as only you were able

 

the ready smile upon your lips

what happened to the promise of tomorrow

what happened to the hope unfulfilled

leaping out of my heart as the whispered dish of sorrow

 

the sun rises each morning

orange red blood like drops of glory

yet I sit here paralyzed in thought

dying like the stagnant pond of algae

The short stories, the musings, the photography  or images(except where otherwise noted), the paintings and the poetry are my original work. These texts are protected under International Copyright ©laws.  Whenever any image or writing is created or written by another individual, proper credit is given to that individual if known. Every effort is made to give credit where credit is due.   All rights are reserved by the owner (author).Reblogs on WordPress are permitted as long as proper credit and links are provided to this site.  None of my writings, paintings or postings should be downloaded, reproduced, copied, projected or used in any manner without written permission of the owner (author).Thank you for respecting the intellectual property rights. I appreciate your integrity and hope you will respect mine. Thank you! 
Jane H. Johann      October, 2011           ©2011-2020 Jane H. Johann. All Rights Reserved.
Disclaimer Notice:     This blog contains works of fiction/nonfiction. Names, characters, businesses,places, events and incident are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, unless otherwise noted.

cicadas’ cacophony

all is stillness

"Moonscape" Photo Credit: Coyright: B. Bennett; August, 2014

“Moonscape”
Photo Credit:
Coyright: B. Bennett;
August, 2014

the darkness only penetrated by the cacophony of the cicadas

who have continued their symphony throughout the night

singing on a rather high note, their song seems to intensify

as the night is slowly leaving, waiting for dawn to arrive

the flowers are whispering their goodbyes

yet the cicada gives us promise of new life

amid the farewells about us

 

 

Sites to reference about the CICADA:

http://www.insectsingers.com/100th_meridian_cicadas/songs/05.US.MS.RPR.T07.Neotibicen_auletes_filtered.mp3

http://www.cicadamania.com/audio/

“…Yours Always, Part of You.”

The following article was posted in http://kindnessblog.com/2015/08/20/yours-always-part-of-you/. It is a beautiful posting about gratitude and sharing.
Please direct your comments to: http://kindnessblog.com/

Kindness Blog

organ donation kindnessWe all know how important organ, blood and bone-marrow donations are. Especially for those who receive a much-needed donation which improves or even saves the donor recipient’s life.

It is especially difficult to think about organ donation as most of us have deep held fears about our own mortality. However, when we do give thought to this, we realise that there’s only three choices for what happens to our organs after we die. Either they go with us to the Grave, the Crematorium or…they can go in to the body of a desperate Human in need.

How is it even a choice?

Reddit user ‘walt1177’ recently wrote:

“I donated bone marrow to a stranger, received this letter in return.”

organ donation kindnessbone marrow kindnessThis grateful Human signed the letter off with “Yours always, Part of you”.

Doesn’t that just say it all?


Please Encourage Organ, Blood and Bone-Marrow Donations by Sharing This Article…

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sundrops of yesterday

 

 

Photo Credit: Jane H. Johann, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, 2013.

Photo Credit: Jane H. Johann, Jasper, Alberta, Canada, 2013.

sundrops of yesterday

hasta garden variety

flooding my mind

as I tiptoe through midnight crashes

of sourdough bread

Downtown Abbey personified

bookend trips to the city

marked by a movie

museum wonderland

exotic meal out

delivered from the regular

comforted by the fact

that YOU were alive

that YOU were here

present to me…

at least so i thought–

now questioning my sanity

were you here or were you not?

do you know what it is like to be alone?

It is being surrounded by 48 empty hours in one day

…no, not a mistake, time is compounded

dragging me deep into a bottomless chasm

 

 

Copyright © Notice
The short stories, the musings, the photography  or images(except where otherwise noted), the paintings and the poetry are my original work. These texts are protected under International Copyright ©laws.  Whenever any image or writing is created or written by another individual, proper credit is given to that individual if known. Every effort is made to give credit where credit is due.   All rights are reserved by the owner (author).Reblogs on WordPress are permitted as long as proper credit and links are provided to this site.  None of my writings, paintings or postings should be downloaded, reproduced, copied, projected or used in any manner without written permission of the owner (author).Thank you for respecting the intellectual property rights. I appreciate your integrity and hope you will respect mine. Thank you! 
Jane H. Johann      October, 2011           ©2011-2020 Jane H. Johann. All Rights Reserved.
Disclaimer Notice:     This blog contains works of fiction/nonfiction. Names, characters, businesses,places, events and incident are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental, unless otherwise noted.