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Every morning’s light

Offers opportunity

To leave dark behind

And live a brighter today

In love’s appreciation

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben

Get Going

Celebrate this day

As though it has never been

For it never has

And give your joy the power

To rain down like a shower

©2023 Annette Rochelle Aben


Thoughts seeking freedom

Nuggets of wisdom within

Share the little gems

Release the remarkable

Energy eager souls chase

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Shining Example

Sweet, Merry Wipe-Day

Born to be at your service

Lives up to her name

Smiling, she cleans the castle

Even leaves the floors gleaming

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben

Russian Flowers

Title: Russian Dancers
Artist: Edgar Degas (French, Paris 1834–1917 Paris)
Date: 1899 via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/459097

Fernleaf Peony

Siberian Fawn Lily

Teamed with Chamomile

Swaying in the summer breeze

Nature’s beautiful ladies

©2022 Annette Rochelle Aben