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Welcome to the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! #RRBC #RWISA

Welcome to the second day of the 2019 Watch RWISA Write Showcase Tour.  Our featured author today is D. L. Finn. I am pleased to introduce you to her latest poetry.


POETRY II 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.

Thank you for supporting D.L.Finn along the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour today!  We ask that if you have enjoyed her writing, please visit her Author Page on the RWISA site, where you can find more of her writing, along with her contact and social media links, if she’s turned you into a fan.

We ask that you also check out her books in the RWISA or RRBC catalogs.  Thanks, again for your support and we hope that you will follow each member along this amazing tour of talent!  Don’t forget to click the link below to learn more about this author:

D.L. Finn. RWISA Author Page




12 thoughts on “Welcome to the WATCH “RWISA” WRITE Showcase Tour! #RRBC #RWISA”

  1. D.L. Finn says:

    Thank you for having me on your blog today, Mary:)

    1. Mary Adler says:

      Thank you, Denise, for the lovely poetry!

      1. D.L. Finn says:


  2. Gwen Plano says:

    So lovely. When Denise writes, my senses come alive. Thank you, Mary, for hosting. ♥

    1. D.L. Finn says:

      Thank you Gwen! That makes me happy to hear:)

    2. Mary Adler says:

      I agree, Gwen!

      1. D.L. Finn says:

        Thanks, Mary:)

  3. Jan Sikes says:

    I love all of these poems, by D.L. Finn! She has the ability to take us, the reader, with her on the journey!

    1. Mary Adler says:

      She does Jan. Even on the back of a motorcycle! Thank you for your support, as always.

    2. D.L. Finn says:

      Thank you Jan:) Means a lot to me.

  4. Karen Ingalls says:

    I am late reading and commenting, but am so glad I stopped by. Wonderful and inspiring. thank you for hosting, Mary.

  5. Mary Adler says:

    Thank you for stopping by, Karen. I’m playing a bit of catch up myself.

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