Beneath umbrella canopies…

“Beneath umbrella canopies of floral heft
Pastels sprinkled where I step
Prelude to showers fated fall”
– Rhonda Arnold / Rainbow Showers, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen
Photo: John Mullen
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Atonement…

“Atonement trying to make amends
Past, future, or where it ends”
– Rhonda Arnold / The Whole Story, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen
Photo: John Mullen

In the parts of day…

“In the parts of day undefined by time,
Unassociated with a commute, a meal, a sleep”
– Rhonda Arnold / Nowhere Place, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen
Photo: John Mullen

You are the chain…

“You are the chain perhaps, and I the rain
Catching hold, tempering from wild places”
– Rhonda Arnold / Holding Rain, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen
Photo: John Mullen

Words fill the air…

“Words fill the air with ritual power
Solemn heads bow in prayer and late hour”
– Rhonda Arnold / Expectant Night, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen
Photo: John Mullen

Just bark chips…

“Just bark chips and a root clump tangle
Yet tall and strong from any angle”
– Rhonda Arnold / Bath Bloom, excerpt

Photo: John Mullen
Photo: John Mullen