Saturday, April 11, 2015

for the commander

on the side of the road an eagle stands beside its mate
all things mourn

in the clear sky above the ridge
no tears

we had our marching orders
we strayed

Thursday, January 22, 2015

at dusk

where the drive goes down to the barn
and there are horses
loafing in the fading light

an owl listens

on a post to the voles
in the meadow where the drive
goes down to the barn
and there are horses


Sunday, December 15, 2013


underneath where the snow leaves
bare the root
     and the soil crumbles, small rocks
shelter up in the crook,
the dry darkness

      the memory of years spent
      pushes against what
      was never there                                                  

thinking about shelter: what constitutes it, what it means and hearing of a friend's loss.
what defines us and where we seek that definition...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


late august rustling
ragged winged coppers flutter in a yellow sea of buckwheat
the old dog needs more
and the young one
doesn't know

Thursday, September 27, 2012

peace language

imagine the letter 'k'

in the middle of the road
a girl raises her arms

for peace

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

dream trail relic

in the long night of dreams
i did not know you
you stood in the shadows
a whisper

in the long night there
was one dream in which i knew you

in the long night of one dream
you did not know me

in the dream of the long night
no owls cried out
no coyotes
in the distance

in the long night of the dream
you slept

and in the morning
you walked away   

Thursday, July 26, 2012

note 07.26

had no time today
off chasing wood nymphs

Thursday, March 1, 2012

related to the first line

something to remember:
we started out with the best intentions

now forgotten

it is enough to climb

clouds are mountains