Dream fluff shadows a thousandskin lathered summers,whispering sea spray, waxing ebb shine,an urge of fingers in hairand salt on tongues.Oh summer, bare your dreamson the wind,Crush on me again With partial help from The Oracle.
Wild ThingsI planted milkweed seeds over a year agonot knowing it would take almost as much timefor the tiny plants to flourish. I learned patience,such as it is in my impatient nature. Late in the fallthe tiny plants began to grow just when all elsebegan to sleep. It seems they had minds of their ownlike … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 21
The Body is LonelyCity lights shine outside the windows making an aural gleamabove my tree lined neighborhood. On nocturnal walks I search for Venus and Mars, marvel at The Seven Sisters when they allow a peek,map the moon’s walk across the sky,the chains of gravity holding down my feet.In late fall I set my alarm … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 20
Watching a Coral Reef on YouTube The cats and I are fascinated by stripes, speckles, electric blue & yellow, drifting orange, waving pearlescent white, golden dots, glowing eyes under rocks. We are voyeurs to underwater acrobatics, ballets of flipping fins, action chases in invisible undertows, the rhythmic pulse of ghostly tentacles. The cats twitch their … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 15
ParheliaHalos and sundogsBurst the light we seeDarkest reds, deepest violetsSomething breaking everythingIn between refraction, reflectionA wave, a boundary, a thin veilOf cirrus clouds sometimes present,Usually blueOutside the sunA shaft of light developesSlowly fallingThrough the air Again today I combined prompts from The Wombwell Rainbow and napowrimo.net. Thanks to artist Anjum Wasim Dar and Paul Brooks … More NaPoWriMo 2022 day 11
Spring ManifestoThrow back the covers, from your dark suspended purgatoryLift your heads, your entreating arms toward restorative medicineGentle breezes massage but strident winds strengthenEach day of your life willmadden or gladden.Embrace and endure, flora, fauna, human. Written for the Eckphrastic prompt courtesy of The Wombwell Rainbow, art by John Phandal Law. Thank you Paul and … More NaPoWriMo 2022 Day 1
Outside the crows are cawing, cutting up a ruckus amongst the magnolia branches. Squirrels are on the ground eating peanuts, laughing at the crows in squirrel-talk , chitchitchit = hahaha! Crow flap their large black wings, fanning the flames of outrage to each other, Can you believe this shit? Caw! Crows leave nothing on the … More Morning Meditation: Crows
Winter wind —-Chases clouds across blue skyHowls at shivering palm trees ~~~ Inspired by this post about January winds on Naturalist Weekly, a wonderful blog that connects nature and poetry. *This is the palm tree that fell right behind my bedroom wall where I was sitting, during Hurricane Ida. Boom!
“A faith, naive and child like perhaps, born as it is from the infinite simplicity of nature. It is a feeling that no matter what the ideas or conduct of others, there is a unique rightness and beauty to life which can be shared in openness, in wind and sunlight, with a fellow human being … More The infinite simplicity of nature
a balmy late morningsunlight falling across my lapamid the sounds of city trafficthe unfamiliar call of a birdperhaps on a rest stopto even more southern climesor one of the neighborhood blue jays practicing impressionsand waiting for peanuts