Posted by: Juliann Budimir | February 9, 2019

Dreams of Spring

Dreaming of spring and threefold joy

In flowering flesh

In sacred heart

And mind

We find the time to renew,

Let sunlight be our candlelight

Juliann Budimir, February 8, 2019.  All rights reserved.

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Posted by: Juliann Budimir | January 14, 2019


You left me and the rains came,

gently lingering like the full flush of my cheek

when you kissed me goodbye.

Juliann Budimir, January 11, 2019. All rights reserved.

Posted by: Juliann Budimir | December 21, 2018

The Most Merry Poppins

I saw “Mary Poppins Returns” on opening day and liked it a lot. I was pleasantly relieved and would give it a B+ overall, with most of the performances an A-. The story could be better, and the movie was a bit long and slow in parts. I do miss Julie Andrews as Mary and her chemistry with Bert, as well as hilarious moments, but this movie was solid! The score was very good, and I loved how they incorporated instrumental leitmotifs from the original “Mary Poppins” score, as appropriate, into this movie.

Juliann Budimir, December, 2018. All rights reserved.

Posted by: Juliann Budimir | December 12, 2018


Posted by: Juliann Budimir | December 12, 2018

Ol’ Blue Eyes

Happy Birthday, Frank!

Remembering one of the most iconic, influential and stunningly talented singers of all time. My life would be incredibly different without Frank’s songs, from the red-hot ring-a-ding-ding of “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” to the swoon-worthy “Moonlight Serenade.” He was a complicated cat as ever we’d seen, but his music has inspired my life in countless ways. Happy Birthday, Frank! We love you, now and always.

Posted by: Juliann Budimir | December 8, 2018


I lie bare before you
Paper thin and white
Stripped down to dreams and desires
Foreshadowing delights

Find me like a fortune cookie
Broken in your hands
Sweet upon your tongue
Is it destiny, our plans?

Will you put me in your pocket
Effortlessly folded in your palm
Or leave me stripped and naked
A sad discarded psalm

Juliann Budimir, December 5, 2018. All rights reserved

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Posted by: Juliann Budimir | November 29, 2018



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Posted by: Juliann Budimir | October 23, 2018


We whisper in the magic of the night
Take flight with wings that never could alight
Upon the misty shores of sable sands
Unbridled hope to find uncharted lands.

Juliann Budimir, October, 2018.  All rights reserved.

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Posted by: Juliann Budimir | October 8, 2018


The thorns gently graze us as we pass and leave their mark upon our memory as we seek to savor the dreams of brighter days.

Photo and words by Juliann Budimir, October 8, 2018.  All rights reserved.



Posted by: Juliann Budimir | October 4, 2018


Who do we want to be from sea to shining sea?
We’re red, we’re blue, we’re a country cut in two
Why can’t red and blue be colors like orange, yellow, and green
With shades and variations, uniqueness in between
Together we’re a rainbow where prismatic dreams delight
Let’s all recall the glory when our flag made us unite

Juliann Budimir, October 4, 2018.  All rights reserved.
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With a patriotic nod to “America the Beautiful,” lyrics by Katherine Lee Bates


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