Monday, December 24, 2007

Snow moon

December snow moon
Only train's plaintive whistle
Shatters the stillness

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Led Zepplin heaven

Such music angels
Will play when I ascend the
Stairway to heaven

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Alate gem

Dragonfly wing, one
Fragile iridescence found
Beauty abandoned

Friday, November 30, 2007


Snow-drifted landscape,
A veiled bride pauses outside
White clapboard chapel

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Hunter moon

Through barren branches
Trees peer at hunter moon hid
In cloud-camouflage

Friday, November 23, 2007

Three weeks

Happy birthday, Andy

They're small creatures, and they are filling their bodies with sweetness, how could they not moan in happiness? The little worker bee lives, I have read, about three weeks. Is that long? Long enough, I suppose, to understand that life is a blessing. ~Mary Oliver

Three weeks, a lifetime
Of joy, pain, love; taste of these
Blessings? Bittersweet

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The amateur

From the Latin--mark me an
Avid dilettante

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Cup of tea

Steaming cup of tea,
Translucent green tastes of spring
Outside, brisk fall breeze

Monday, October 29, 2007


Sculpted symmetry
In botanical haiku:
A meditation

On rooted beauty
Pared to spiritual essence
Pre-Mies van der Rohe

Or pious Quakers
For whom simplicity was
Art--both means and end

Illusion of dance,
Miniature arabesque
In graceful (re)pose--

Aesthetics distilled
In sentient architecture--
Still life perfected

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Harvest moon I

Curtain of clouds parts,
Night sky midwifes harvest moon,
The birth of autumn

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Office of dead languages

To name is to know and remember. Dana Gioia

Stilled tongue of a past
People: way of life, naming,
Knowing the world, dead

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Cricket song

Crickets' creaking fills
The audible world with
Inaudible desire

Monday, September 17, 2007

Mist rising

Mist, water spirits
Captivated by sunlight,
Ascends to heaven

Friday, September 14, 2007


To want just enough--
No feast nor famine, at peace
With sufficiency

Monday, September 10, 2007

Trout rising

Rainbow trout rises,
Catching new mayflies, merging

Sunday, September 09, 2007


Church bell's mute tongue loosed
Its song pealing through the fog,
Diaphanous fugue

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Walking after rain

Walking after rain,
Light is like inhabiting
A Homer painting

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Day moon

Full moon at daylight,
Gilt orb hangs translucent in
Nacred newborn sky

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sound of water

Water falling, sound
Of God's voice, epiphany
In trickle and roar

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Translate night sky's scroll
Limned with meteoric Morse
Code, stars' pulsing Braille

Friday, August 10, 2007

Petunia and bee

Potted petunia
Opens fuschia to the bee,
Who seduces whom?

Saturday, July 21, 2007


The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places. ~Ernest Hemingway

Blue-and-white teacup,
Broken and mended, like me,
Life's fractured beauty

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Abandoned house

Weathered house, kudzu-
Choked, windows shattered, h
Roses in full bloom

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Birth of Venus

Venus, born of foam,
Risen fully formed, wringing
Water from her hair

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Dance of a thousand
Fans, ginkgo leaves' fluttering
Beguiles frenzied light

Friday, June 08, 2007

Bones of the earth

Rocky mountain range:
Soil-flesh pared from stone-spine, bones
Of the earth laid bare

Thursday, May 31, 2007


Silver-green spangled
Leaves tremble like castanets
Atop smooth white bark

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Pastoral anachronism

Holsteins idle at
River's edge, a Dutch landscape
Near the interstate

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

First color

What color is an
Infant's first room, mother's womb,
Ripe pomegranate?

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Lisa's breakfast

"THIS is my kind of
Cereal!" she beams, mouth full
Of Rice-Crispy treat

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

A river runs through

Born via water,
Evolved from it, embodied

Stream of consciousness

Monday, May 07, 2007

Sunday afternoon at the creek

Wade to the middle:
Feel primordial sludge 'tween
Toes, slip on slick stone

Friday, April 27, 2007

Bearded iris

Bearded iris, no
Mere fleur-de-lis, flaunts purple-
Tinged labial falls

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Many-layered time
Erased, repeated--the past
Bleeds through--deja vu

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Wyoming landscape
In your wild, arid beauty
I see my own face

Sunday, April 01, 2007


I have long been a haiku fanatic. As host of a friend's asian-themed bridal shower, instead of the ridiculous traditional games, I had the guests each write a haiku for the bride and groom, which I compiled and presented them as a wedding gift.

Day-to-day, I often notice a scene, frequently in nature, that is stunning, and I want to capture it.

So this blog is my putting 2 and 2 together. A kind of poetic diary. Enjoy!