Category Archives: Poetry

RIDING TO ANGEL’S WINGS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A blue-grey sky, rolls swiftly by, the clouds enwrap its glory, The road is paved with gilded stones, that tell an endless story, A husky mule, a rugged man, set out to see what … Continue reading

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TIME FOR LUNCH

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Every day we’re set upon by the enemy.  It can be the fear of failure, the angst of pain, the inevitability of death.  Whatever it is that holds us captive is the … Continue reading

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PEEK A BOO

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Twisted vines and broken branches, colors matching perfectly, Make it easy for these critters, to take refuge or to flee, They fit in to their surroundings, quietly they hold their breath, Hoping … Continue reading

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COLORLESS

I never thought of white as my favorite color. All shades of blue and green and some shades of red or brilliant yellow are more my choice. White is the color of milk and those fluffy cumulus clouds that float … Continue reading

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ICONIC SIGN OF THE CITY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This painting of the iconic Gold Medal Flour signs, which are visible from the Mississippi River, stand as a beacon of sorts for those nearing the town of Minneapolis.  One of the … Continue reading

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YOUR TABLE AWAITS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER Each Valentine’s Day they met there, a table for two was set, Vase with a flower were set there, a place they’d never forget, For years it became a habit, one that would keep … Continue reading

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NEW TRAILS TO EXPLORE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A brand new park has just emerged within a residential area of the city.  Paul painted this walking, biking and hiking trail which is skirted by a little man made creek.  At … Continue reading

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CITY AT NIGHT

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A pale glimmer of mauve glistens over the city as the sun descends into night, Leaving a path of darkened shadows and sparkling diamonds in its wake, Reflections cover a cobblestone street, … Continue reading

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RIVER CITY BOAT HOUSE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© When you live in a city built on a river which stretches through the middle of the entire country, you grow to expect delays.  Commerce and industry have invaded this town of … Continue reading

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ETERNAL WINTER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©   This place that we have loved, this lonely withered space, Has faltered with the winter snows and cannot rise again, Without that inner life, that comes from heaven’s place, Our lives will … Continue reading

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BRIDGING THE GAP

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The world is not the place for me,  I long to be in heaven, When thoughts like that invade my mind, I ask to be forgiven, God’s plan was not for me to die,  He … Continue reading

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DEMISE OF A CIVILIZATION

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© It was at the height of it’s opulence, this city from of old, It commanded respect and attention, its streets were paved with gold, It shone like the brilliant sun in the sky, … Continue reading

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SLIGHTLY WRINKLED BY TIME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Right outside the city, stands a house that’s very old, Built to fight off danger and the bitter, wintry, cold, Each brick was placed precisely upon the cornerstone, The mortar held them … Continue reading

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REFUGE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL  KATHY BOECHER© (Another train yard is a great subject for light, texture and color. Paul captures all in this painting.)   Rusted, weary, old and broken, yet a refuge lies within, Tank cars filled with … Continue reading

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PUT ON A NEW FACE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Why do we long for what used to be, Why do we wish for the past, Why do we think the olden days, Can give us peace that will last.   The … Continue reading

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BEHIND THE DOOR

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© His life was a mess. He was tattered and torn; still he slowly approached the door, He had lost every hope. He was broken and worn. Yet he felt there had to be … Continue reading

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A MANSION ON THE HILL

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A solid base with bones still strong, A place where love and peace belong, A fortress from the outside gives, A buttress where time still forgives, The inner walls are cracked and dry, Like … Continue reading

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STROLLING BY A CITY LAKE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Summer memories fill my mind when snow is on the ground, I think of hot and humid days, with masses all around, They walk and jog and sometimes sit, and take the … Continue reading

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RUNNING THE RACE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© It’s early in the morning, you’re up before the sun, You don your gear for running, before your work is done, You run through city landscapes, press on with heart of steel, … Continue reading

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THE DOG PARK IN WINTER

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© A bright and wintry morning, the master and his dog, Trudge through the new white fallen snow, their breath becomes a fog, The dog park is not far away, but temperatures are cold, … Continue reading

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