Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Some bird visitors.....

linked to nf winged


a thirst for knowledge
quenched with books friends music google
and total nonsense

linked to haiku sensational; Quench

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013


future mission
fluttering wings

opiate hazy 
no growth no change 
no wings

linked to carpe diem; Caterpillar

Saturday, February 23, 2013


sparkle of ocean
  silent blanket of sunlight
 island floats away

linked to haiku heights; Shimmer

Local historic library, where I, appropriately enough, attend a Mystery Book group....

linked to scenic sunday

Friday, February 22, 2013


linked to orange u glad


my castle fell
a breached bridge once solid
opened my heart

[I finally figured out my linking issue - if you saw any of those weird characters posted rather than regular text, that was my attempt at a fix. A friend showed me what I was doing it wrong]

linked to carpe diem; Castle

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


a young girl 
 brave soul in the marketplace
choosing books 

"speak your mind, even if your voice shakes"

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pandoric Tale

a box of evil
demonic liberation 
only hope remained

linked to carpe diem;  Hope

Monday, February 18, 2013

'Be Wise, Not Just Knowledgeable'

true wisdom growing
 knowledge continuous flowing
authentic knowing

linked to carpe diem;  Wisdom

Sunday, February 17, 2013

polar bears ride bergs 
ice sheet melts diminishing
no home for hunters

linked to carpe diem;  Iceberg

Saturday, February 16, 2013


awareness chime
 transcendent insight
elusive concept

linked to carpe diem; Bell

Friday, February 15, 2013

Morning Glory

arbor cascade 
glory of my morning
 indigo gift of spring 

linked to carpe diem; Morning Glory

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Avarice (A-vir-us)

usury in temples
upset teachings of a god
not made of money
very deadly sin
virus killing from within
wearing specious grin

linked to carpe diem; Greed


a life in crisis
waiting for her redemption
she prays with her soul
a world in crisis
not working toward solution
a fearsome future

linked to haiku sensational; Crisis

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


confident fellow
suited for strutting about
his eyes on you

linked to carpe diem; Vanity

Monday, February 11, 2013

Power to the People

towering spinners
pinwheels of power
overlook my city

These 3 windmills are recent additions to our city skyline, although, not all residents here appreciate these beautiful and practical sculptures. They are the tallest in New England! And yes, I know they are wind-turbines and not actual wind-mills. They create electricity, but don't grind much grain! Not so lovely and quaint as those of Holland, but elegant nonetheless.  

linked to carpe diem; Windmill

Sunday, February 10, 2013


graceful waders
aerial stick nest of young
fecund icon

linked to carpe diem; Stork

Friday, February 8, 2013


clouds of extreme beauty
quick death

linked to carpe diem;  Sakura

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Portuguese Fado

genre of destitute
mournful tunes attest to fate
sad resignation 

linked to carpe diem; Fado

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

It Takes Two

stylized steps
passionate strides lusty dips
rhythm from the poor 

linked to carpe diem; Tango

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Monday, February 4, 2013

Joyful Moment

lone quiet joy 
time stands still
soft cloud descends

I think as one 'matures', joyful times are not fireworks and huzzahs....Joy is often enjoyed in solitude and accompanied by a feeling of peace....

linked to carpe diem; Joyful

Old Cemetery

                                             (pls. enlarge)

who comes to visit
old memorials 
to learn about the past

linked to 2shoestues; Old

Saturday, February 2, 2013


beneath bodhi tree
knowing much of suffering
release lies within

linked to carpe diem; Buddha

Power to the People

Unlike many locals, I love these new wind turbines...They are not only elegant and smart, but they are the tallest in New England..

linked to sundays in my city


con-man charisma
ultimate deception
take a big bite

linked to OSI; Charisma

Friday, February 1, 2013

White Magic

magic staff held tight
wizard contemplates white spell
prepare for blessings

linked to carpe diem;  Staff

Distant City

linked to scenic weekend
    and   nfwaters

Even Geniuses

contemplative pose
genius strives to understand
why is life so hard

linked to haiku friday


scent of patchouli
incense burning wafts brown smoke
heart of an artist

[After listening to hours of '60's tunes, I had a flashback to those 'coming of age' days...]

linked to haiku my heart

Tired Tires

A decidedly ugly a car.....why call attention to it with those tires?!

linked to orange u glad