Tuesday, April 30, 2013


play with strange pictures  
 trick-taking card games
polite conversation

linked to carpe diem; Tarot

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Wake Up

a timeless moment
revealing a new awareness
lost in the stars

"You are all Buddhas
There is nothing you need to acheive.
Just open your eyes"
Siddhartha Gautama

linked to carpe diem; Awakening

Fair Fowl

Sunset swans at Brace's Cove

linked to scenic weekend

Friday, April 26, 2013


gather round children
a tale of love and murder
 no sleep tonight 

linked to carpe diem; Storyteller

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


mountain spitting out
flowing river of red hot
building an island 

linked to haiku heights; Volcano

Full Fish Moon

daddy fished the seas
a dragger and some good luck
nets a full fish moon

I am from a coastal 'tribe', so here's
a 1959 photo of dad's boat, The F/V Holy Family.
Built in 1945, it exploded mysteriously at dry dock in 1982.

linked to carpe diem

Monday, April 22, 2013

Cool Rain

 love reigns over me
  swimming in its warm seas
until the cool rain

In my head I am singing "Love Reign O'er Me",  from 'Quadrephenia' - "....I need to get back home to cool cool rain...."

linked to carpe diem; Cool Rain

Sunday, April 21, 2013


mornings without you
no warmth no comfort no reason 
 to open my eyes

linked to carpe diem; Coffee

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Celestial Highway

can you imagine 
 bits of a brilliant blue sky
guiding your voyage

linked to carpe diem; BlueBonnet


A view of Gloucester's breakwater and lighthouse from Stage Fort Park.  The park has picnic areas, 2 beaches, cannons, playground areas, concert venue, trails, and lots of huge boulders to climb.  And my dog loves  to run here.

linked to scenic weekend
    and   nf waters

Friday, April 19, 2013

O God

the world has gone mad
my head and heart are full of 
nightmarish visions  

linked to haiku my heart

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Finding Joy in a Messed Up World

i find joy in little things:

memories of family and friends gone by 
nature and bright colors
the earth and the sea and the sky

animals and history
world cultures and books
laughter and poetry 

linked to share the joy

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


moment of my birth
the stars aligned then shone bright
the owl asked 'who'

linked to haiku heights; Owl

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

backed against the wall
watching dancers swing and sway
a lonely flower

linked to carpe diem; Lonely Flower

Monday, April 15, 2013

Small mountain...

man went up a hill
and came down a mountain
only in the movie

linked to carpe diem; Small Mountain

Spring is here...

singing spring at last 
 she gathered the new blooms
clipped from an old bush

linked to carpe diem; Finally Spring

Thursday, April 11, 2013

My Dad

I see him hunting
when an eye is caught he'll smile
happy in a crowd
social fun-loving man
passive trusting playing at life 
 a child in his eyes

linked to carpe diem; Sagittarius 


 pine needles underfoot 
fragrant scent of autumn
I rest on fallen leaves

linked to carpe diem and
haiku my heart; Scent of Autumn

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


her stinger held high
it sways then is driven
she's barely human

linked to carpe diem; Scorpio

How Could This Happen?

child's faith is lost
 incensed congregation wails 
heaven scent horror 

linked to haiku heights; Incense

Monday, April 8, 2013


My mom once told me that the reason I was born in October was because my dad had the flu in February!

indecision plagues
should I or should I not
I just can't decide
 balance and justice 
scales of number seven
define my airy sign

linked to carpe diem; Libra

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tree of Life

golden raintree
lacy leaves sent from the East
quest for life's meaning

linked to carpe diem: Golden Tree

Eggshell Walk

angry man at home
she cringes and treads lightly
fear her closest friend

linked to haiku heights; Eggshells

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


priest drones latin text
caring not for content
psalms of ancient times

linked to haiku heights; Drone


June post-war baby
at once friend and foe
all in the family

My sister, who passed away 2 1/2 yrs ago from pancreatic cancer at age 65, was a consummate Gemini - every, and I mean every characteristic listed was Grace.....

linked to carpe diem; Gemini