Thursday, January 18, 2018

One Sunrise a Day

Until summer
a pink-and-white poppy
neatly framed
unwanted lessons
about focus and cropping

Tea for one
on a day of snow and worry -
the bald eagle
that once flew over this farm,
will it ever return?

Quick strokes
and a carpenter's whistle
to window the cabin -
in the contract one sunrise a day

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Friday, November 24, 2017

November 2017


Covered bridge
the wind and I shelter
in its twilight

Drawing my eyes
to the burning bush
a pheasant

More blowing leaves
more blue sky
Indian summer


She would be 70 . . .
photo of the sister
who died young

Monday, September 11, 2017

September 2017

Two newly emerged Monarch butterflies on a hanging plant at Woodslawn Farm. September 8, 2017

September 9, 2017

A few timely haiku from the new book I am putting together, “A Drift of Birdsong.”
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Seeing through
the empty chrysalis
a child’s wonder

Hurricane threat
the name of the first-grade friend
who cut off my bangs

Hurricane cleanup
in a large puddle
one blue boot

Pointing out a star . . .
on my wrist
the fan of mosquito wings

A backyard drainage swale in Stuart, FL fills with overnight rains from the soon-to-be-arriving Hurricane Irma. September 10, 2017

A frog in Crystal Springs, FL awaits Hurricane Irma on a front porch. September 9, 2017.