Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Our time 
is almost up 
as the hourglass 
carries on, 
waiting for someone or 
something to stop 
and reverse the 
flow of 
from our foolish 
Our world and 
lives are at 
we're placing them 
on a bet that 
someone will 
pick up the hourglass, 
and stop the countdown 
before it's too 

Another art piece inspired poem, and by the same artist too. Once again, the following link and title belong to her: http://yuumei.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=Countdown#/d3lllcp
This poem, as well as the picture reminds us that we only have a certain amount of time before we create chaos here on Earth because of global warming and other consequences of our foolhardiness. With time constantly ticking by, will we be able to make it? 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Singer

The lights dimmed, 
hiding her eyes in shadows 
as she grips the 
microphone in 
one hand and 
making others' words 
and songs and 
letting it 
take her away and 
transport the 
enraptured listeners 
to another 

Sorry I haven't been posting lately! Summer heat and laziness must be getting to me. Last night, we went to a restaurant where our family friends' daughter performs every month or so. Anyways, I want to dedicate this to Emily and the Bluecallers (you guys are amazing!), and my two friends who are both awesome singers, Gabby and Emma. 
If you haven't noticed, there's a new page on this blog! On that page, you can put up things you think would be a good topic for me to write about. It could be a photo, a website, an article, whatever! I'll definitely credit you for the idea. Thanks!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer In The City

Smog mingles 
in the humid 
hot air, 
afternoon sun fading into 
the white night 
and artificial light. 
Countless people 
walking along these 
a thousand strangers 
all with 
different lives,  
all breathing in 
the life 
ever present 
when it's 
summer in 
the city.

Friday, July 8, 2011


I wonder if 
we're just sitting, 
staying still, 
waiting passively for 
something to 
come to us, 
to happen to us, 
for that one moment of 
that we forget 
living and 
trying to find 
what we were 
waiting for.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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Squabbling and
fluttering and
chirping and
little feathery
blurs of

With the birds' nesting season, the bird activity has increased a lot! We have several pairs of goldfinches, house finches, sparrows, starlings and grackles in our backyard trying to find nesting material and getting a desirable spot on the feeders. It's actually quite fascinating to watch them defend their territories and live a life that's quite different from ours....