Sunday, April 5, 2009

spring cleaning

...poetry will be found here for now.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


one plus one
equals two
except when
two become one
which equals
burdens halved
joys multipliedone single impression

Sunday, March 15, 2009


slipped through the keys
onto blank screen
fare thee well
out there
in cyber-where?
streaming across the globe
by just one stroke
one single impression

Thursday, March 12, 2009


mining the deep well
of melancholy
descent twined in things
that once were
once hoped for
now mourned
& untouchable
returned cup of dark water
gulped without pause
leaves aftertaste of longing.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


sound travels
across dark waters
echoing fog horn
tells of melancholic
sea swell,
my mind, a rocking boat
lulled about
stars' courses
as journeys blur
from wake
to sleep.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

fork in the road

i came upon
a fork in the road
perfect companion
to my knife & spoon
beckoning a bivouac
for the night
& dinner by the fire,
time to consider
the three-pronged joy
of the way i will go
when morning light
urges me to strike the tent
& move on.
one single impression

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


be still, in silence
you are blinded
to my great peace
when you do not seek
the stillness with me;
you see a wall of worry
which my quiet gently lifts,
behind- my peace
as a still water in gentle light.
in the busy-ness
you hear the restless prattle
of evil's lies
but when you still yourself
i may place
the spittle & mud in your ears
to quiet that disonance,
then you may hear
the symphony of my creation
of joy, of calm.
let me touch you
in your quiet center
& hold you like a child
because you are my dear one
& i desire that you rest awhile.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


movement from the center
of known
torpedoes of light
leave a blinding pain
& yet tethered to this dust,
roar of interior places
beats squeeze from the heart
freefalling into self
without landing,
spaces widen
& pain eagerly fills them,
this vessel
seemingly fragile
eases to the floor:
the movement is so frightening

Thursday, February 26, 2009


when you stop for a moment
to consider
joy~ forced or real
all is well

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


did you wonder
what the time meant
when the minute of a dream
turned over on the clock of reality?

Sunday, February 22, 2009


evening shadow
slanted low
i wonder what lies
on the other side
one single impression

Saturday, February 21, 2009


i shed the weight
in honest words
of true contrition
& made light

Thursday, February 19, 2009


the answer:
a poetry of still hummingbirds
& roses
washed up on the beach
a desire to hear
the chanted psalms
ancient tongue by candlelight
to lean against the masonry
of millenia
long settled places...
as i pluck
the last rose of summer
before the chill wind does
i hear no more sound
save the severed vine
(the silence of hurt)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


be not afraid
of time spent
stewing in magnificent turmoil
just live
& breathe

Sunday, January 25, 2009

if only i had time...

...i would
write the poem
that begs some ink
letting it
slowly drip from
the pen's tip
without a pause
in fluid release
until exhaustion
replaced the clamour
of words.
...i would
take the slow train
to the places in my dreams
without an itinerary
ambling about
a destination i chose
when the whistle sounded
just right.
...i would
sit in the midst
of those i love
& just be grateful
for one whole minute
without another thought.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ i have the time.
one single impression

Sunday, January 18, 2009

fading memories

i came by this way
only yesterday
i was but a girl
what stretched
out before
has come & gonelost in thought
i turned today
to catch a glimpse
of myself
in your lens
of fading memories

one single impression

Sunday, January 11, 2009

a summer's day

not so far beyond
the bare-limbed chill on the wind
lies a summer's day

Thursday, January 1, 2009


with firm resolve
and clean slate of hopefulness
each day made new
have a blessed 2009!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


dyslexic christmas scene
stories told
of pasts i don't know
painted on the backdrop
of frozen evergreen
with open-windowed noises
whispering summers
have another drink
to new year's cheer
try to find
the peace
in turbulent air
as revelers count down
longing, far from home
i listen
for traces in the pause...
of comfort
i look
toward the unknown
standing in the shadows
of what was
answers in the flames
that burn
in the hearth
of my new year's

Sunday, December 28, 2008


new moon sky
filled with
starry delight
cracks in heaven's floor
falls upon the shore
of nighttime's
winter dreams
moving slowly
in between
midnight thoughts
& slumbering nods
darkness holds
a long reign
with trails of stardust
in its wake
one single impression

Monday, December 22, 2008

a winter's day

late dawn peeking
a pink layer
across wind chill...
snuggle deeper
under down
a fire building
in the hearth
& heart
with steaming mug
in hand.
early twilight leaving
a wake of starry sky
candles lit
& vespers sung
a winter's day
is done.
one single impression

Friday, December 12, 2008


in quiet hush
hear the angel's
softly across
december twilight

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


wrapped in soft
by fire's warmth
winter content
in early dusk
candle glow
against the frost
while in the dark
snow gently falls

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


as life drips
from the container of my being
i've less reserve
& more stillness;
the widening spaces
are receptive,
taking in & turning over
expanding while time
is shrinking

Sunday, November 23, 2008

childhood memory

slipping through the cracks
of ordinary life
during a movement
a stirring of air
when i smell her perfume
slipping through the cracks
of celestial veil
one single impression

Saturday, November 22, 2008


write your baggage
neatly in script
wrapped in pure white;
crumple it
toss it
burn it
send it
publish it
& feel your burden

Sunday, November 16, 2008


to wake this day
knowing the flood of memories
saps my courage
i miss you, daddy.
one single impression

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


dreams long dormant
find their way to the surface
of my new reality
my smile is smug with certain joy
knowing you lifted the lid
of my pandora's box
to a flutter of life's confetti

Sunday, November 9, 2008


even though the heart
one single impression

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


i could not cry
so i let
the condensation
of my cold water glass
trace tears
for me

Sunday, November 2, 2008


under the guise of
cheerful smile & wave of hand
i mourn your absence
one single impression