All posts for the month June, 2015

Black & White Photo Challenge: Ground

Published June 18, 2015 by Kathleen's Writings & Art

In response to: Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Ground

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‘Working the GROUND in Colorado. Time to prepare the gardens for planting.’
Photo by: Kathleen Stevens/2015

“Listen to the Birds Sing”

Published June 14, 2015 by Kathleen's Writings & Art


“Shhhh, listen to the birds sing”,

My grandfather said;

As a young girl I listened,

And the birds sang.

“Shhhh, listen to the birds sing”,

I said as a mother;

My children listened,

And the birds sang.

“Shhhh, listen to the birds sing”,

My children say;

Their children listen,

And the birds sing.

(Dedicated to my maternal grandfather, who said just this.)

(photo by: Kathleen Stevens)

Off-Season: The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge

Published June 12, 2015 by Kathleen's Writings & Art

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.”


Snow in Spring time in Denver is not uncommon, but it still is ‘off-season’.
Photo by: Kathleen Stevens/2015

Your Mask

Published June 6, 2015 by Kathleen's Writings & Art


Your mask covers your being-

like darkness draping over the sunlight,

Your mind seeks the world with penetrating eyes-

undisputable waves, persuaded glances,

A vanity inside your heart abides-

building fragmented exhibits

like slivers of shattered glass

reflecting dual faces-

Dusted with suffering,

Prolonged anguished moments,

a whirling frenzy, a heart running-

thoughts and longings,

Winged hand-in-hand with dreaming-


You guard your soul-

knowing your mask keeps you

Standing alone-

a safeguard-

evolved and amassed-

holding little understanding;

your mask-

Leads only to emptiness,

A prisoner-

inside your encased world mask.

Do not accede to life’s ragged hand-

slaying your treasures-

Disrobe the mask you wear and sanctioned-

allow love and tranquility to be released-

Allow your soul to breathe unleashed –

Allow yourself permission to be free in peace.

Remove your mask-

And give love a chance.

(Painter: Kathleen Stevens, Acrylic on canvas, ‘Mask’

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