A writer inspired by nature and human nature

My Poetry

“Moosehead by Moonlight”
Poem and watercolor by Bette A. Stevens © 2012
Inspired by a camping trip to Moosehead Lake in Greenville, ME

APPLE POEM bas

Past Peak Haiku by BAS 2014

September 1, 2014: Labor Day and summer is quickly coming to a close in Central Maine. Berries have been 'jammed', pickles are in the making and long summer days will soon give way to crisp autumn winds, apples and toasty wood fires for warmth. As much as I love the four seasons, I always seem to miss summer the most! ~ Bette A. Stevens

September 1, 2014: Labor Day and summer is quickly coming to a close in Central Maine. Berries have been ‘jammed’, pickles are in the making and long summer days will soon give way to crisp autumn winds, apples and toasty wood fires that warm, but don’t tan. As much as I love the four seasons, I always seem to miss summer the most! ~ Bette A. Stevens

     Happy Birthday, Mama!     Seven years ago today, I called Mama to wish her a Happy Birthday and, as usual, we talked for hours. It was the last birthday we got to ‘celebrate’ together. Mama left us for her heavenly home the following April and there hasn’t been a day since that I haven’t thought about her and missed her. Today would have been her 78th birthday. Mama’s strength of character, her poise, wit and unconditional love live on within all those whose lives she touched. The photograph (circa 1951) is of Mama and me and was taken in California.     Happy Birthday, Mama. I miss you...


Happy Birthday, Mama!
Seven years ago today, I called Mama to wish her a Happy Birthday and, as usual, we talked for hours. It was the last birthday we got to ‘celebrate’ together. Mama left us for her heavenly home the following April and there hasn’t been a day since that I haven’t thought about her and missed her. Today would have been her 78th birthday. Mama’s strength of character, her poise, wit and unconditional love live on within all those whose lives she touched. The photograph (circa 1951) is of Mama and me and was taken in California.
Happy Birthday, Mama. I miss you…

Aster alpinus

Aster alpinus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Final Performance

by Bette A. Stevens © 8/29/2012

While asters, purple tutus donned

With velvet yellow crowns

Ballet to cricket violins,

Sway tiptoe in their gowns;

A golden orb in treetops rests

The stage a soft pale blue

And I among their audience

Too soon must say, “Adieu!”

On my nature walks, I sometimes take a small pad and pencil and jot down word picture nuggets for my poems.  ~Bette A. Stevens

September Morning

North winds whisk the clouds away

Towering  trees in fall array

Purples, golds an firy reds

All throughout Maine’s forests spread

Brook’s a place where minnows play

Dart past leaves that drift and sway

Bluejays chat, expounding tales

Of summer past and coming gales

Starched white towers climb the sky

Reminding all that autumn’s nigh

(copyright 9/22/2012 Bette A. Stevens)

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Ageless Amenities

Copyright  -October 2012-  Bette A. Stevens

Hiking Mount Battie (Camden, ME 2012)

Hiking Mount Battie  in October (Camden, ME 2012)

Sandstone,

mudstone,

granite

and

basalt.

 

Step

by

step

I

climb

archaic rock.

 

The Ice Crystal Robe

~Poem by Bette A. Stevens © January 1, 2013~

Winter 2012_12

I collected word nuggets for The Ice Crystal Robe several years ago. Last week I shot the photograph for this post when one of our lilac trees was shimmering like a gemstone in winter’s early morning sunlight after a storm. ~Bette A. Stevens~

The Ice Crystal Robe

Royal Finery,

glistening diamond ropes

embellish bare arms.

Her ice crystal robe

disappears by mid-morning.

Lilac stands naked.

Remembering Grandma (Elizabeth Babcock)

Photo of Grandma & me (Bette A. Babcock Stevens) circa 1954

 

Photograph of Grandma Babcock and me circa 1954.

Photograph of Grandma Babcock and me circa 1954.

 

May 2014—TAKING SOME TIME ON… (to finish up my first novel for publication Summer 2014. You can find out more about the writing process and the story at http://4writersandreaders.com/2014/04/27/and-youll-find-me-writing-more-pure-trash/  Meanwhile, HAPPY READING & WRITING! ~ Bette A. Stevens

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I’m a writer inspired by nature and human nature! ~ Bette A. Stevens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments on: "My Poetry" (14)

  1. I like these. I would like to place a couple of your poems on Kid Lit Reviews for the holidays, if you do any. My readers would love them. I am positive of this. I will check back.

    • Thanks so much for the comment and the offer. I’m a newly published writer and former teacher. I love to write poetry. Poetry was a great way to get my students writing and researching in little nuggets. Please check back and thanks, again.

    • Hi, KidLitReviews: Wishing you Happy Holidays and wanted to let you know that I would love to have you put some of my poems on KitLitReviews… You can email me at bettestevens@tds.net if you like. THANKS! Bette A. Stevens

  2. Oh boy! That’s a beautiful piece.

  3. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, Paul.

  4. your words and photos take me back to when i owned some Maine acreage 30 years ago, about 50 miles south of Mt. Katahdin. a truly blessed place Maine, the evergreen and rocky shoreline, the wildlife and plantscape. wish i still had that land but i will live vicariously through your words. wonderful poems, i wanted to place ‘likes’ on the previous poems but was unable to activate a link.

    so consider this a blanket like for them as well, i’ll be back to work my way through some of your older work. thank you for all your likes and follow, it means a lot to this novice.

    enjoy and keep the::::light::::

  5. WordsFallFromMyEyes said:

    Beautiful, just beautiful.

    I tried reading your PURE TRASH story. My curiosity is peaked now it is password protect!! :)

    • PW is Bette… Would love to hear what you think about the story (which will be a chapter in my debut novel). I’m still working on formatting the text and the book cover. Plan to release in late June or July. Also, you can email me at bettestevens@tds.net if you need any more info. THANKS, again!

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