Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December slant of light

The sun
in December
dwindles in the realm of time
This seeming deficiency is overcome
as the low slung slant of light across the horizon 
catches subtle nuances of 
detailed promise 
in seed
for the spring to come

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Winds of Change

Winds of change
blow out the clear of calm
ruffle the edges of complacency 
texturize reflections
set rippling nuances to our perspective

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November song

Late November hues 
blacken branches
dripping muffled sighs
bemoaning late apologies
for twice-fold dimming flight

Then a moment, a reprieve
suddenly brought to light 
catch a slanting sun
a flash -- a slant
waves strum ultra violet song

Friday, November 11, 2011


Having made her mysterious presence
the Ice Goddess
pushes me daily
 to her watery shore
where cumulus reflections ripple
 with atmospheric breadth
recalling back ... rings of laughter 
    those swallow fledglings
 in July's playful flight
...coming now... 
to feel
 this moment's own
 grey winter specked sight.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ice Goddess

Over night she appeared
from a sudden, first of the season, snowy deep frost

Struck by awe, I was
seeing her standing there
on her icy platform

Shining in dawn's pure light
wings spread
to ride the currents blowing in
a great change

First Snow

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thyme Time

Time is up for this thyme
patches browning brittle dry
broken heads of goddesses 
and wait
uncertainty creeping round
for a sign

do nothing,,, the first rule


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Indian Summer

Can't let go of summer
nature gives a short repeat
autumn heat
enough to swim
 for old times sake
with a new twist

scour their legs 
messaging with sound 
the slanted light

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Lake Tahoe Anonymous Art

it seems that humans can't help but arrange debris on a beach to satisfy the inner urge to create. 
The last most likely produced unwittingly by squirrels and/or the wind.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Moon in Sunset

Across the lake and back
 moon appeared in the sunset
surprising me 

Saturday, August 27, 2011



Old tree
 cut down in a stroke of meanness
It thrived
under the earth
Shoots reached slowly
out from the source
seeking a wary spot
growing, unnoticed
after years of solitude
 a new tree 
with many tributaries
into the hands 
of an accepting pruner
then giving it's gifts 
year after year.

Monday, August 22, 2011


meets red
until one color
 can't outdo the other

sun brightens
red comes forward
with her longer wavelength

Orange is nanometers away

a cloud, and then
spectrum's other side
beckons blue green
spitting their calm 
over the fire of 

dance the change

Friday, July 29, 2011


Out doors
Bar on the beach
one margarita 
Pacific rays
catch the lines'
wayward fronds

Sámara, Costa Rica