The language of the heart ...
filled with mystery ...
draped in exquisite art ...
fragilely, tenderly laced,
in whole and in part...

(c)jan leree 2013
Love appears ...
even when I am surrounded
in the cloaked shrugs
of fog and tears ...

(c)jan leree 2013
May I be drenched
in the seasoned colors,
of love.

(c)jan leree 2012
Every encounter with You ...
untwists my writhing heart ...
softening me,
for knowing You...

(c)jan leree 2012
Two stones,
as rocks on the beach …
By the river bed’s edge
surnamed Columbia's reach …
... Memory reclaimed
of where we once played...
And where you laid
the first stones of home…
near the mountain caves.

©jan leree 2012
My heart will
always hold,
its shades of you.

(c)jan leree 2012
Meant for the wild!
Born of the free …
Loved by the true
The rose holds on …
with tender regality.
©jan leree 2012
As the softening edge of day
slopes away ...
I pause to be held
lingering in your sway ...
(c)jan leree 2012
Walking with you,
is like joy
casting spell ...
in the rain!

(c) jan leree 2012
  Sometimes ...
we cannot hear.
Sometimes ...
we need to
stop all the haste.
... Quiet all the noise.
Wrap us in our arms
and limbs.
Everything else can wait
'til then.
(c)jan leree 2012
    Picture photography


    My name is Jan Leree.  I am a nurse, legal nurse consultant, poet and above all, mother of four wonderful adult children. I am writing here from my own life experiences, in loss, in grief, in humor and in joy.  I hope that you will find encouragement to face your life's circumstances by visiting my pages here.  My heart and prayers are in a place to offer encouragement to you.  The rights to the poetry and photographs are copyrighted to me.  If you wish to purchase cards, post cards, calendars, or framed art of my work, you may do so.  Email me at:


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