Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas


frozen grass crumbles
beneath bare feet going to
refill the feeders

Sunday, August 03, 2008

The Immediacy of Dreams: The Convergence of Being and Meaning

No single light cuts through
an image of cacophony dreams
sibilant whispers
white-noise voices
continuous word picture
illusions drift shifting
disquieting unsilence
each desperate grasping
demanding the attention
of his moment

Empty the dishwasher
put away clean
to make room for those
cluttering the counter

Seeking measured order
in the mundane ritual
of daily dutiful chores
in his moment

Hashbrowns into a hot skillet
salt, pepper, a drizzle of olive oil
two eggs over easy in the
well seasoned cast iron

Push clear to one end of the
kitchen table the detritus of
this weeks bills, prescription
notes, bird books and the flyer
announcing imminent school
year functions

Thirsting for the release
of physical exertion
to quench the dream desires
in his moment

Set in that clear space the
steaming breakfast plate
toast on the side

Reflecting upon the
morning haiku
dew diamond pendants
in symmetric suspension
grace last night's cobwebs

so both fed and nourished
in his moment

Monday, May 05, 2008


politicians speak

eloquent promises made

we hear rushing wind

Sunday, May 04, 2008


filled the bird feeders

and not a moment too soon

flying pigs return

Saturday, May 03, 2008


recompiled kernel

now my PC will not boot

enlightenment lost

Friday, May 02, 2008


gray light dawn window

closed against last night's rain wind

strain to hear the birds

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


reading popcorn poems

satisfying salt crunch but

soon you must haiku

Monday, April 28, 2008


Actors peel the new

onion of a character

shedding pretend tears

Saturday, April 26, 2008


when children are old

flowering dogwood planted

today will blossom

Friday, April 25, 2008


curious fingers

swirling the pollen mist from

Japanese Black pines

Thursday, April 24, 2008


grass covered two track

leads deep into twice cut woods

we walk holding hands

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


sitting statue still

too close to your thistle seed

one fearless finch feeds

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


exquisite bare feet

on morning dew cold flagstones

coffee cup embraced

Monday, April 21, 2008


promise turns beneath

plough then harrow preparing

earth for seed returned

Sunday, April 20, 2008


cricket celebrates

sings of daring escape from

tarantula's cage

Saturday, April 19, 2008


twilight softens long

journeys through course busy days

letting out a star

Friday, April 18, 2008


earth quake threw us out

doors shivering to discover

Spring blood on the moon


Thursday, April 17, 2008


choir dogs sing nightly

staccato counterpoint to

coyote solos

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


in age delicate

first flowers open slowly

something must be done

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


teacher before a

final blackboard dreaming of

eureka moments

Sunday, April 13, 2008


tucked into wheel wells

perched on dry all terrain tires

sparrows watch the rain


Saturday, April 12, 2008


starlings too big for

the feeder scattering seed

to sparrows below