My Soul You Awake


Crisp lace curtains dance as the willow tree,

a breeze whose melody gently eases my senses. 

Softened, my bare body lays in the comfort of your breath. 

My nude soul you so very faintly awaken, as my mind wanders, 

in and out, as each fold of my lace curtain yields,

as do I.  

Written this evening, April 30, 2011

Lisa O’Hara



EASTER by Lisa
A road awaits our journey,
Flowers for AlgernonFlowers for Algernon
Perhaps fences to be climbed,

Gravel to negotiate,

but always keep in mind,

~let our soul lead us to our goal~

Your world awaits you, as does mine,

Perhaps we’ll meet along the way, and let us smile!

Let us encourage each other, beit moment to moment, mile to mile.

Happy Easter and thank you being part of mine!

Lisa O’Hara, April 2006


April 6, 2011- Today was a beautiful day for me.  The stage was set – a dear friend of mine had put into action the building of sawhorses,  sawing wood to lay quietly as it created the foundation for my “up off the ground” first garden!  Yes, my FIRST garden!  At age 58, I am embarrassed to admit it, but sadly enough, my life has been so “busy” that springtime never held a moment’s breath for me to even consider a garden.  As I reflect on this day, I have to wonder how in all of these years, the planting of a garden was too time consuming in my Spring and Summers of my life.  It’s interesting how the intimacy of just the planning stage reminded me of the planning stage of adopting my children.  Really, as I think about it, ….the adoption….preparing for the meeting of my two, soon to be daughters….bringing them to their new home, their ages 6 and 4 1/2.  The planning stage was complete after the many classes for the preparation of two beautiful children, biological sisters, needing the attention of the seedlings I had planted this afternoon, realizing the dependence for survival depended on the commitment of my heart, for my two little seedlings, Tonya and Tracy.   

Truly, I had no thought as I was preparing the soil, staging where each plant should be placed so as to not hamper the other plants growth…giving equally to fill the needs of each seedling which had different requirements for growth, not unlike children.  Another thought which occurs – planting by seed versus seedlings sprouting…my two beautiful daughters blessed me as little girls, attending preschool and first grade…not unlike the plants today…already on their way to growing into what God had planned for them, and my welcomed duty was to make sure they had the right balance of love, guidance, nourishment of body and soul…. always under a watchful eye…for the many stages of their life which would unfold….

A prayer was said that I could fulfill the needs of my little plants today…as I said the day my daughters-to-be were introduced to me and prayers which continue for them to always be watched over, as seedlings even in their adult years…I guess seedlings are the beginning of each new stage in life…all seasons..  Love to my daughters, always.





Once again, he calls to me

His voice sings in the night with whispers


I am rendered inebriated in soft waves of flutes

His rhythm is free


Crystal blue, piercing, yet soft and touchable

are his eyes

Through his heart, his eyes stare into my soul

He loves me — I will be responsive, always approachable

For my dreams are now my reality


Lisa, July 2009



A little girl sits behind her home
Lost among honeysuckle
A rose.

It’s early eve,
this haven she awaits,
to sit in quiet childhood dreams 

~waves of scents, surreal~

The mud from a corn field
Sloshed between toes

She folds little rocks, pebbles
Into her masterpiece ~
Of which only she knows.

Save for pebbles in mudpies,


a rose.

Lisa O’Hara


wolfeCredit:  Byron Wolfe, Chico, California

This is a hand whose elegance is faith for mankind, is it not?
Our hands, a true reflection of our souls,
an extension of a dream, a purpose, a thought.
May we use our Creator’s gift to surrender our greed, our ego, our need to control……to a far greater purpose….to enhance another’s dream….another’s life….create, not destroy….to toil and follow our destiny….to provide safety, not fear.  To bring a smile to the universe, to wipe away that tear….

Lisa O’Hara



image003[1]Here I am….look at me…I see you. 

I am vulnerable, hopeful, delighted..

I am among the many, not few.

You see, the beauty inside you needs to be my model ~ You are  the key to my success.

Without you, I am doomed to succomb to the world, impoverished of love, compassion,

Tenderness, and goodwill, without your caress.     

I chose you, not knowing you, and still 

As I place my life into your hands,

Please love me, love yourself, and let us feel

The dawning of my new life, if you will. 

  Lisa O’Hara

January 2010