a duty to hope

lone glacier

Save the planet for all of God’s creatures to thrive.

 

Fourth in a series from a recent trip to Alaska.

Photography by Julia Tiede-Iveson.

© 2018 SL Prielipp-Falzone – http://www.TheOwlPoet.com

all the drama

 

listening
’til the drama fades
to nothing

(c) 2018 SL Prielipp-Falzone

 

Third in a series from a recent trip to Alaska.

Photography and video by Julia Tiede-Iveson.

© 2018 SL Prielipp-Falzone – http://www.TheOwlPoet.com

meaning of life

Misunderstanding

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Second in a series from a recent trip to Alaska. Photography by Julia Tiede-Iveson.

gathering place

The Gathering Place

 

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First in a series from a recent trip to Alaska. Photography by Julia Tiede-Iveson.

 

lay me down

 

unwinnable
like the Vietnam war

no homecoming for the innocent
shame the prosthetic

toxic
seething
a gangrenous rage

oozing
like a warm pungent cheese

counting years
like yesterday
no separation
not even death

forgiveness
without repentance

lay me down
by peaceful waters

 

© 2018 SL Prielipp-Falzone – www.TheOwlPoet.com

My spiritual place on earth where I find peace.

Video: Ludington State Park, Ludington, Michigan

 

 

 

Liana

My artist friend, Marie Hall Holmes painted a watercolor of a lily from her garden. The lily in the watercolor is a “Gold-Rayed Mountain Lily” from the lily species, Lilium Platyphyllum. I loved the painting and purchased it from her. The lily reminded me of my son’s girlfriend, Liana.

Liana with Captn

Liana is an actress, singer and dancer. The photo on the left was taken by my son, Leonardo, who is a commercial photographer.

(c) 2018 Leonardo Prielipp-Falzone

Liana is a very beautiful young woman inside and out not to mention very talented.

 

I am very pleased with the final framing of my poem, “liana” and Marie’s beautiful watercolor.

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liana

reflecting
a heart banded gold
porcelain skin

rejoicing
an independence
fierce spirit

revealing
the beauty within
the lily

(c) 2018 SL Prielipp-Falzone

Watercolor  by Marie Hall Holmes

 

Leo and Liana Selfie

 

 

Here they are together, Leonardo and Liana, a selfie from a recent night out on the town.

I love these two!

 

 

 

 

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(c) 2018 All Rights Reserved – Leonardo Prielipp-Falzone, Photography

Where the Eagle Prays

Eagles pray

 

This photo was taken the last week of June 2018 of Mount St. Helens by my friend, Julia Tiede Iveson. An inspring photo of the beauty and majesty of this great land. May we never forget the men and women who sacrificed for our country, The United States of America.

 

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Mothers of the Fallen

Mothers of the Fallen

Willows bending
Along the banks
Of life’s flowing river
Forever mourning
So great a loss
Of sons and daughters
Whose bravery’s call
So gallantly answered
Their indelible spirits
Drift upon the current
Toward heaven’s sea
One by one
An unbearable toll
For freedom’s sake
Sorrow shades the joy
Reaching for one last touch
Memories reflecting
What could have been
Immeasurable love and pride
Shines brightly as the sun
For they will never be forgotten

© 2016 Sheri Prielipp-Falzone

(This poem has been re-posted from The Blogging Owl dated May 27, 2016.)

 

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