Cindy Prochnow

art, mosaics, poetry and prose

cindy Prochnow

cindy Prochnow
Minnesota, usa
March 17
My poems reflect, sometimes, what I am feeling, or seeing, and sometimes, what I see in others and their lives. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx "To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible." St. Thomas Aquinas XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX "The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun." Unknown xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were here an hour, I would die for you. This is the miracle of LOVE." Maureen Hawkins xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx "Looking in the mirror isn't exactly a study of life" Lauren Bacall xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Be anxious for nothing, but in prayer...let your requests be made known to God. Philipiansxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx "Cultivate your curves- they may be dangerous, but they won't be avoided." Mae West axxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


DECEMBER 16, 2014 5:05PM


Our trip to Panama started from Austin and I consider us very lucky to have sat next to a lady going to visit  her mom in. Panama. She was a very interesting person having escaped Noriega's regime and come to America. She gave me the name and info of her brother… Read full post »
DECEMBER 7, 2014 11:00PM

Living in Panama

So here I am in Panama. Have been living in the Boquete area for nearly a year. Love it here in the tropics. Have had many adventures including swimming in a waterfall at the top part of a mountain, seeing howler monkeys  and the beautiful quetzal in their natural habitat. We… Read full post »

AUGUST 16, 2012 4:05PM

Oh, the trials of a land baroness!


Having 80 acres up north is not always what it is cracked up to be. The land is amazing being three-forths wooded and one-forth meadow, with ferns, nearly shoulder high. In this canopy of cool greeness you can find nearly every color woodland flower, or fungi, or moss! I have… Read full post »

AUGUST 14, 2012 3:19PM



Sadness isn't always a bad thing

It can serve remembrance.

Maybe as a reminder of what can be lost

So quickly in a look or an unguarded word.

Sadness tells of things unfixed,

Made broken or left broken

On purpose or purely by accident.

Maybe it's a prayer unask… Read full post »


2011 Egyptian onions & me


25 lbs lighter by the greenhouse 2012


Marigold, rained on






 Shasta, and on left blackberries



Zinia Read full post »

JULY 29, 2012 3:52PM

The Joker in Colorado

Did anyone ever stop to think how much the media helps feed the frenzy that has become mass random shootings? I believe one report refered to the count of victims dead as a 'record'. Suppose there are any other wackos out there who may want to top that?

Why is the… Read full post »

MAY 25, 2012 11:32PM

You say why

  You say why and the people laugh

Wanting the whole, but settling for half,

Moving about with expressionless face

Yet hoping for some redeeming grace.

Caught up in the conformity of existing

Taking small chances, but never living

Constantly drunk with delusional dreams

Always anticipatingRead full post »

MAY 11, 2012 1:34PM

Dad and I in Hawaii-repost

Diamond Head





My Father called me up and asked me if I wanted to go to Hawaii with him in 2004. Fourteen days  with Dad, all expenses paid ? Well, sure why not?  This is just on/Read full post »

MAY 10, 2012 1:02PM

Cat world and its wonderment

I lay here

With one hand under my head

The other, reaching for you

Just outside my reach.

There you are..marble eyes

Framed in tall grasses, stretched

Back legs nearly straight.

I wonder, as I look deep into

Those piercing dark ovals,

Set on jeweled seagreen back,

What could… Read full post »

MAY 6, 2012 9:16PM

What friendship is to me

March 17, 1982 my husband Steve gave me a book of poems called Poems that touch the heart. He never has had any interest in poetry. His interests lie in black holes, science of any type, and garage woodworking. So I thought it very sweet that he got me a present… Read full post »

MAY 3, 2012 12:05PM

Life and Death of the farm-

This was written from memories of living in a farming community as a teen and when I was in college. My Father was assigned to three country churches in South Dakota.





 From evening's end, cold, crisp and wet of dew

To midday's blistering sun in mRead full post »

APRIL 28, 2012 12:54PM

All this Hell



I happened upon a book at the library, All this Hell. It was about Navy and Army nurses who served in the time of Pearl Harbor. My Mother was fifteen and a survivor of that attack, so I was interested in the aftermath and what these women went through.… Read full post »





   I may be getting to an age where I over-evaluate.  Seems I can’t do anything these days without weighing ‘why’ am I doing it. As I look through all my past, much younger years, I see a relatively unstable little  girl looking/… Read full post »

APRIL 25, 2012 11:07PM

Human imagination and creation

Past and present  art  stuff by me..



Tea at Miss Brown's
 Fish kids

Ink  Bird
Girl at Carnival
Of red
Purple hue



2009-Shelby and me



Jello Kisses

She liked giving me wet, sticky, red kisses.

Doubt I've ever been kissed like that before.

Slippery, cherry-flavored and chunky, sometimes.

Jello kisses..


Not smiling, as she locked eyes with me,

Such seriousness and obvious inRead full post »

APRIL 21, 2012 3:11PM

The difference



Is it an innate desire to strive to do good?

To right the wrong and do what we should?

From birth God provides a slate so clean,

Gives us his shoulder on which to lean,

And shields us against those earthly temptations,Read full post »

APRIL 19, 2012 3:14PM

My love affair..with trees



Ever since I was a little girl I was fascinated with trees, any kind. My earliest recollection is a huge, fat, gnarly tree by our house, when I lived up country in Africa. Loved to sit and eat its fruit, grapefruit. There were so manyRead full post »

APRIL 18, 2012 2:05PM

Dr. Gess and my Dad

  Africa slides011My Dad

My family had just traveled  five hundred miles through mud, swollen, swampy streams and dangerous terrain to Kabala,  home of the boarding school my brother and I attended. Our Landrover jeep had been pushed through much of this by nativesRead full post »

APRIL 16, 2012 3:32PM

Mom-living through me


pearl harbor093


Overseas, preaching, building schools and churches along side my Dad, is not all my Mom did. We were living in the Dakotas when Mom decided to go back to college and become a real teacher. I say 'real' teacher, because overseas she home schooled my brother andRead full post »

APRIL 15, 2012 12:14PM

'Doing fine on cloud 9'


The luminous alabaster-like veil,

Descends as an ever changing backdrop

Of all things picturesque.






Whether landscapes



Or seascapes


Like cotton beingRead full post »

APRIL 13, 2012 11:26PM

Some drunk guy-- poem



Once again climbing that broken stairway,

Missing the step with the spongy wood feel,

Gaze drops to broken colored glass below.

Balance gone, with spirits and fog on his mind.

Thought he was home, but far from right.

Down,  free-falling,Read full post »

APRIL 11, 2012 3:47PM

Garden mess and memories


Sitting in front of lettuce planting area


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My nursery of Fescue and Sedum



Dead mess of the garden.

Center left, blackberry vines.



My spinach, Bibb lettuce, Mesclun & Mustard greens 



Snow peas

 … Read full post »

APRIL 10, 2012 2:51PM

Designs winter leaves behind

  I am starting to get my outdoor garden in order, and trust me when I say it is a mess. I have an indoor garden of flowers and herbs getting ready to go out to my little greenhouse.( That is another post.)

I have noticed so many interesting designs,… Read full post »

APRIL 9, 2012 2:44PM

Malaria 1954----repost





I sat at my kitchen table this morning

Looking out to the garden

Just passed that yellow finch

That was desperately scratching

At his rain drenched seeds,

They had dried

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APRIL 8, 2012 7:23PM

My Father as a man

africa026Dad & us in Africa 


My Father was never at loss for words, he had an opinion about everything and wasn't shy about… Read full post »