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