Wednesday, October 31, 2007

all hallow's eve

the carving knife stands ready
full-wicked candles in the wing
mr. roundy pumpkin
soon to get a grin!

guts of seeds to roasting
soul cakes on the rise
hooting owl & clever moon
promise ghoulish surprise!

don the mask at sundown
quick, not to be seen
cackling laugh heard echoing
tonight is hallowe'en!

Monday, October 29, 2007

change II

turn away in dread
surrender to the moment
relief in the new


evening shadows fall
velvet night in quiet lull
morning rays awake


looking back i see

growth into the forward me

janus i can be


new horizon calls

winds of change beckoning forth

let go, autumn leaf

one deep breath

Sunday, October 28, 2007


not ready
to face the steely grey
or brace myself against the blast
that will free the dying leaves

not ready
to prune back summer's best
or find among the thorns
the last rose bud never to full flower

not ready
for early twilight's canopy covering the world
or early morning's wakefulness
still steeped in the dark

summer left on the wind
born of a northern force
ushering in the length of night
emboldening brilliant moonshine
not asking, are you ready
bringing forth an urging deep & primal
for firelight & homing
rhythm moving on
ready or not
solstice bound
the turn of tide
winter's presence made known

Friday, October 26, 2007


driving wind & rain
drawn together 'round the flame
shingles flying free

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


season of candle
blood of the grape in my glass
gather 'round to toast


over candlelight
gelato di limone
two spoons in one dish

Saturday, October 20, 2007


the glory of two
hope is centered on the vine
and growth is outward
one deep breath...closeness

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

late bloomer

intrepid flower
bursting forth five months beyond
bloom out of season

Monday, October 15, 2007


teetering on edge
focus in still quiet hope
i do it for you


off balance scatter
return to the hope that is
centering prayer

Friday, October 12, 2007


i heard your voice
in the whispers & chants
just for a moment
i closed my eyes
& felt myself rise
out of ordinary
into the loft
of divine notes.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

primary color

flashes of yellow
butterfly on goldenrod
in the sunbeam's light

Monday, October 8, 2007

simple pleasures...

whistling kettle
steaming cup, evening respite
day's cares drift away


sheets in summer breeze
scent of the wind and sunshine
insomnia's cure


tomato home-grown
lop-sided juicy and red
harvest of my heart


stir of a chill breeze
scent of autumn on the wind
leaf dance of delight


one deep breath

Sunday, October 7, 2007


early morning rise
venus & the waning moon
just behind, the sun

Friday, October 5, 2007


rambling about
lost in thoughts of neverland
come in for dinner

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


fingers fly
over the letters
one touch
to a world
grammatical smile
shared hope

Monday, October 1, 2007

little lamb

chime in
with your majesty,
cut through the thick august air,
scolding my thoughts
as though a tear
was wrong...
shed for a little lamb
a full century & a half gone,
set among roses
trunk thick with time...
the past smells possible
& close by
heavy with sorrow.
momma, your name is carved
trickled soft by rains...
it saddens my heart
to see your gift
stone cold
reminding me of our
present postures apart...
i am trying to learn
what this means
to feel your love from where
& live without your soft hugs.