Welcome to the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! Day 2 #RRBC #RWISA @dlfinn


The Poetry of D. L. Finn

POETRY by D. L. Finn


The icicles dangle downward

Reaching for the substantial snow

Each drop bringing them closer

As the landscape merges into itself

It is silent in its existence

Until a raven reveals itself

Wondering what’s in the trash

Yet, the moment remains peaceful

Sitting and surveying in the chill

An instant promising potential

When there is no celerity

When crackling fires call

When surroundings are concealed

Soon, the renewal will be revealed

But now it’s the stage of contemplation.

For sustenance

For solace

For soul

To live on our abundance of the past

This is the gift of the snow

When we can replenish our hearts

In the silence of the icicles.



FREEDOM (Musings from the back of a Harley)

The freedom of the blue skies

Welcome us warmly back

Our path is asphalt

Our vehicle a mechanical horse

Our guide is the wind

Lush green walls soar

The sun illuminates the way

Oaks are waking up after a long nap

And I…

I fill my soul

With nature’s flowering renewal

Bursting with beauty and abundance

In the freedom of spring.


Roaring white, pounding the granite

Swirling, swelling, splendor

The air is heavy with anticipation

It blows over me like a lover’s touch

Filling my heart with sweet floral ecstasy

I relax into the experience

Each breath carries away my worries

My eyes fill with abandonment

As the rushing liquid serenades me

Singing the praise of this paradise

Until the different directions converge

After a brief resounding rumble

They combine and continue on their way

Leaving the moment where the rivers meet.



As I sit perched up high on our lanai

Comfortable on my recliner in the shade

The ocean draws my gaze

Its sapphire and emerald water calls me

While the blue pool floats in its space—uninviting

I hear the sea’s song as it smashes onto the shore

The surfers ride its motion

The snorkelers gaze into its depth

And the swimmers float on its perception

Our attraction is undeniable

Opposites: one of air, one of water

It beckons, and I must respond

Offering myself up to the hidden world

Under the cerulean summon

I answer, embracing the ocean completely.


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19 thoughts on “Welcome to the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! Day 2 #RRBC #RWISA @dlfinn

  1. While I enjoy reading all of Denise’s poetry, I must admit that “Where The Rivers Meet,” is my favorite. It brings back memories of my riverboardig adventures. Great writing, as always, Denise. All the best with the tour. Thank you for sharing this and being such a great supporter, Suzanne.

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    1. I’m having fun today on the tour and looking forward to the rest of the days! I’m glad I could bring back some good memories, Mark. Thank you:)

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  2. Absolutely beautiful, Denise. Having lived in the Northeast for 25 years or so, Icicles brings back so many memories and thus has a special place in my heart. Thank you for hosting, Soooz. It’s always lovely to visit your site. ♥

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    1. There is something magical about icicles to me. They are so beautiful as is the season. I’m thrilled the poem was able to touch your heart, Gwen:)

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  3. What a lovely sampling of poetry from Denise. Her work is always so vivid.
    Icicles does an excellent job of conjuring winter for me despite the July heat outside!

    Wishing Denise an awesome day in the spotlight. Exceptional hosting as always, Soooz.

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    1. Thank you, Mae:) Glad I could conquer up some winter relief to the summer’s heat. I am enjoying this day in the spotlight very much!

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      1. I keep forgetting you’re the flip of our weather. It seems weird when I just spent the evening in my backyard pool. Stay warm down there!


  4. Each piece of poetry brings imagery for each season. Love your choice of words. Thanks for hosting, Soooz.


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