Thursday, November 7, 2013


cat's paws crawling
across a lake's surface
morning silence

Saturday, October 5, 2013


green fire --

a bobcat's eyes

betray him

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

the river in autumn

summer rains gone

the river

finds its own channel

Friday, September 20, 2013

Harvest moon -- for owls

Harvest moon --
owls sharpen

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Harvest moon

Harvest moon --
too much light
for field mice

Monday, September 9, 2013


a butterfly alights
on a flower petal
weight of a dream

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Blood-red moon

blood-red moon
its copper sheen
a battle standard

Monday, August 26, 2013


sweetness of
tropical fruit just so

Friday, August 23, 2013


a squirrel dashes forward
then suddenly stops

Saturday, August 10, 2013


rain sledding down
an awning

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Childhood's last summer

lighting the way
 with a jar of fireflies
childhood's last summer

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Late summer

tang of salt spray
at a fishing pier
late summer

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Gazing at the moon
on a still summer's evening
feast for mosquitoes

Friday, July 12, 2013

Long shadows

long shadows follow
at the end of the day

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Snow in June

white fluttering/ of butterflies/ snow in June    

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

broken sidewalks

weeds and crabgrass
cover broken sidewalks

Monday, June 17, 2013

Morning in the Tropics

a soft morning rain
falling on a tin roof shed
so tropical

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Dark wind cloud
blocking out the sun
at least for now

Palm Fronds

Two palm fronds brushing
against each other
the tearing of silk

Thursday, May 9, 2013


on a shopping cart
a sparrow

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

the Conclave

prisoners in court
in their bright, distinctive garb
awaiting judgment

in honor of the awesome responsibilities of the cardinals about to enter the
Conclave with my prayerful hopes that they elect a holy and worthy successor to
Peter in these troubled times.

The will vote in a room that reminds them and all of the gravity of the
election. For their choice they will be held accountable at the Last Judgment.

Party's over

silverfish scurry
as desk drawer opens
party's over

Palm Sunday pilgrim

her small fingers hold
two palm fronds that she waves

Friday, February 8, 2013

White Azaleas

white azaleas
attract bees that buzz softly
as if mindful

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

mo(u)rning doves at dawn

a cooing is heard
from a small puff of feathers
another dawn