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Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Poem: Dressed in Red by Lori Lipsky



Dressed in Red

by Lori Lipsky


The color of spring arrived today
Outside my bedroom window

Dressed in red to brighten
The frozen day of gray and white

It came as a pair to revitalize
My melancholy soul

To cheer with song, with color
In incomparable cardinal style




Photo by Gail P. Smith





Gail P. Smith is a transplanted Texan who’s lived in The Heartland since 1976. She loves being wife to Rick, Mom to three, and Grammy to seven perfect grandchildren. Gail worked at a private studio teaching performing arts for 25 years. Gail has also been an usher, choir director and virtual assistant.  Her interest in photography grew when the photos she took of her students at recitals were well received. She loves reading and telling stories through words and photographs. 


In addition, Gail is known as Tech-Know Grammy. Find out more at http://techknowgrammy.blogspot.com/p/whats-tech-know-grammy.html


My thanks to Gail for sharing her cardinal photo here.




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I hope your weekend is terrific!


Lori



9 comments:

Suef said...

I love the poem and the photo is a perfect compliment!

Lori Lipsky said...

Thank you, Suef!

Susan said...

Lovely poem, Lori. I don't think I will be able to make it on Sunday, but I will be praying that you have peace and joy!

The Prude said...

Just glorious! Perfect pairing of words and pictures (and cardinals)

Nicole Wetzel said...

Lori, this is beautiful. Hopeful!

Lori Lipsky said...

Thank you, Nicole. Glad you dropped by V and Verse.



Prude, What would I do without you and your daily encouragement?



Susan, Thanks for the well-wishes and kind words!

Robin J. Steinweg said...

"Incomparable cardinal style," offered to us by Lori in her incomparable poet's style!

Thanks for the gorgeous photo, Gail!

Joanie said...

So beautiful!

Lori Lipsky said...

Thanks, Robin!


Thanks, Joanie!