Sunday, November 30, 2008


snow-drifted landscape
this expanse is no place
but winter

Saturday, November 29, 2008

dusting of snow

dusting of snow--
lifting my child to place
the faded angel

Friday, November 28, 2008

Tetons in snow

Tetons in snow--
the jagged terrain
of my soul

Thursday, November 27, 2008


hands held around the table
dad's tenor grace

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

economic haiku in NY Times headlines

to buy children’s gifts
mothers do

outlook grows
more dire
for housing market


fallen leaves
fill the hammock--
autumn repose

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


her aged hand draws back
the lace curtain

Monday, November 24, 2008


my breasts

Sunday, November 23, 2008

early winter

Happy birthday, Andy.

early winter--
placing on my son's grave
baby's breath

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Atlanta autumn

Atlanta autumn--
the last leaf

gone with the wind

Friday, November 21, 2008

winter moon

winter moon--
the cygnet tucks her head
in a snowy wing

Thursday, November 20, 2008


winter silence--
only the sound
of falling snow

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

persimmon moon

persimmon moon--
the involuntary moan
when you enter me

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

gibbous moon

gibbous moon--
the fit of our pale bodies

Monday, November 17, 2008

hunter moon

hunter moon--
a lone coyote howls
from the foothills

Sunday, November 16, 2008

late autumn

late autumn--
in the shorn field
a weathered barn falling

Saturday, November 15, 2008

publication in Simply Haiku

Check out my haiku published in Simply Haiku.
Most of these poems appeared here first in one form or another.

first snow

first snow--
seeping wild rose hips
for tea

Friday, November 14, 2008


my dress

Thursday, November 13, 2008

field goal

high school football
the field goal clears

the moon

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

veteran's parade

those who remain salute--
veteran's parade

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

eau de Afton

after riding
she bears the scent
of wind and sweat

Monday, November 10, 2008

autumn moon

autumn moon--
polishing grandma's silver
I see her eyes

Sunday, November 09, 2008

new moon

new moon--
the swaddled newborn
latches on

Saturday, November 08, 2008


caressing the wind
that caresses them--
bare branches

Friday, November 07, 2008

translucent leaf

translucent leaf--
autumn sun limns
its fragile skeleton

Thursday, November 06, 2008


through the window
the landscape runs

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


wishing not
for an "I voted" sticker

but an ink-stained thumb

Monday, November 03, 2008

windblown leaves

windblown leaves--
becoming versed
in this language of loss

Sunday, November 02, 2008

day of the dead

day of the dead--
the candle sputters
with your breath

Saturday, November 01, 2008

early frost

early frost--
the moon cradled in
a tree's bare branches