A writer inspired by nature and human nature



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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Comments on: "Welcome to the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! #RRBC #RWISA" (53)

  1. OCEANS – beautiful. I wonder if Denise was inspired by her time in Kauai. I’m now wishing I could ride on the back of a Harley. Wonderful free-flowing, glowing poems.


  2. I just bought one of Denise’s books–and this is why. Wonderful!

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  3. Thanks for sharing these beautiful poems, Bette. They are each special in their own way, but I loved Freedom –
    “I fill my soul

    With nature’s flowering renewal”

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  4. D.L. Finn, Author said:


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  5. outshineovariancancer said:

    Your poetry is wonderful. I love reading it. Thank you for hosting, Bette.

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  6. These are gems! Bravo to Denise. 🙂
    Thanks for hosting and sharing, Bette.

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  7. Despite the season of summer upon us, I enjoyed Icicles. The imagery was moving. Bette, thanks for sharing these poems.

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  8. Lovely poetry and draws one right into the scene – a feeling of being there and interacting. I can relate to “Ocean” as I lived on the east coast of Florida for many years. Now my fondness for beautiful surroundings has changed from beaches to mountains and quaint little towns.

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  9. Thanks for hosting D.l. Bette. Her poems are delightful

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  10. Thank you for sharing!.. hope you have a wonderful 4th of July holiday filled with peace, love and happiness!.. 🙂

    Until we meet again;

    May flowers always line your path
    and sunshine light your way,
    May songbirds serenade your
    every step along the way,
    May a rainbow run beside you
    in a sky that’s always blue,
    And may happiness fill your heart
    each day your whole life through.
    (Irish Saying)

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  11. There is so much variety here, Denise. I really enjoyed these poems. Thanks for sharing these, Bette.

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  12. I read this on John’s blog. Glad to see it here too, Bette!

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  13. D.L. Finn, Author said:

    Thank you SO much for having me here today, Bette:)

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  14. What a lovely thing to do, Bette. Promoting other authors rocks.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    • D.L. Finn, Author said:

      It is an amazing gift to help others and I am thankful for that:)

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    • Thanks so much, Sandee. My talented RWISA author friends are awesome authors, they’re awesome friends and supporters. ❤ Thanks so much for stopping by to enjoy D.L.'s poems. She is a talented multi-genre author and I'm honored to share her work. Have a wonderful week! xo

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  15. makes nature
    come alive
    in me 🙂

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  16. Each poem of Denise is better than the other! I could feel them and be one with the imagery. Thanks for sharing Bette.

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  17. I always enjoy Denise’s poetry. These are wonderful!

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  18. I just came indoors from being outside in the heat. Oh, that icicles poem FEELS good!

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  19. Gwen Plano said:

    How beautiful, D.L. Thank you for hosting today, Bette.

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  20. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poetry, Bette.

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  21. Some wonderful poems here. Having ridden all over North America and the UK on the back of a motorcycle, I could relate to Freedom!

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    • D.L. Finn, Author said:

      Wow, that’s a lot of riding:) It must have been a lot of fun seeing all those places in such a diect view. I’m glad you could relate to these words!

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    • D.L. Finn, Author said:

      I haven’t made that ride yet, but my husband did and still talks about it. Our son lives there so I will have to do it!

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  22. I like ‘where the rivers meet’ the most.

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