Buried Deep, the Sea


Buried deep within

Me, the Sea moves, has seasons

Some all in one day

Moody as heart’s history

Careless of soul’s mystery

Its blue changes hue

 ‘Gainst mildest tide, hurls passion

Then brooding, retreats

Vengeful killer one minute

Healing balm another day

Kindles madness…yet

Draws me back like first lover

Salt waves swallow tears

Mingled with late father’s blood

His laughter singing chantey

“Oh, the Doralea, she was quite a dame…

Take me home now, lady…”

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

Celebrating Send-Off

Answering the call for 2 prompts ~ click the links for more information, and to participate:



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She bid the world and all its vicissitudes farewell, with one last gesture—from heart’s generous buffet, she fed her friends who’d arrived to celebrate her send-off.

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

Rainbow Connection


If you’re looking for a new prompt to try, click the link above for Lady Jabberwocky’s site and prompts information!

This photo was a fluke, totally unplanned, unexpected.  Since hanging a fair number of prismatic crystals, I was using my tablet to take pics of rainbows everywhere! 

Suddenly I realized I’d captured my foot, the picture suggesting I’d painted my toes—I had Not, but it was significant improvement!  I’ll likely be sharing more of the “rainbow” photos, as they’ll be therapeutic mood-lifters once the gray rainy season begins again!

Here’s my poem:

Covenant promise

God painted across the sky

Symbol followed flood—

After each rain, reminder

Of His beautiful grace, heart’s

Everlasting faithfulness—

From Heaven to Earth

Brilliant-hued bow connects me

To His vast glory

©Leyde Ryan, 2022 ~ All rights reserved.

And God said to Noah, “This [rainbow] is the sign of the covenant (solemn pledge, binding agreement) which I have established between Me and all living things on the earth.” Genesis 9:17, Amplified Bible

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