Saturday, December 31, 2005

Beyond the darkness
of the unsettled waters--
Christ, the Light.

Moving Toward the Light

You are adrift
Tossed on the waters
Moving toward the Light
I see your vessel
on unsettled waters
far out to sea


solitary boat
violently tossed about
on the far shore

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

the Christmas Tree...
ah choo!
a christmas gift--good
things come in small packages
a cat haiku book

bright moon

bright moon
looks like a
street light

(I remember making this observation as a child. I was reminded of it by a post on Guru's Lifewatch)

Sunday, December 25, 2005

luminous messengers
reach down, gently touch us,
bringing grace
healing balm
seasonal aromas linger
comforting the soul

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

blanketing snow
birds with long memories
look for seed
bones ache
ice stubbornly clings to life
cold snap

Wisdom from Lifeisgreat

Don't worry.
Offer up your suffering.
Go with what you know.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

left-handed mousing

hurting arm
awkward navigation
left-handed mousing

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Carpal Tunnel Bloggist

Age is pain
migrating 'round
the body

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

faultless covering
giving promised cleansing
first snow
under my feet
the crunch of fallen leaves
restores lost years
The savory scent
of fallen leaves feeding
future seasons
star-filled sky
skin-bracing cold
God's greeting

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Remembrance Day 2005

dark yet sweet
like chocolate

Friday, November 18, 2005

Man's Best Friend

warm, silent,
love without words--
gift of God

Friday, November 11, 2005

feeling cold
I wrap tightly
inside myself

beside me
you feel colder
I unwrap
a salad
of shadows and sun
prayer place
during the journey
I reach a place and see
dust, still on my feet

~Matthew 10:14

pillar of salt

along the path
of unyeilding terrain--
I look back

Friday, November 04, 2005

in my world
chilling mist seeps in
truth obscured

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Middle Aged woman

Push! Breathe! Push!
Birthing two generations
is hard work.
crying out
on a moonlit evening,
I give birth.
You stumble
I want to be your crutch
I let you go

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Prayer places

urban oasis
God and nature blending
call to prayer

Tiny beetle

in the morning
t i n y l a d y b u g ' s
gentle greeting

For Mike on his 50th

spreading silver
after twenty-five years
still my love

Friday, October 28, 2005

call to prayer

low clouds rise
sun glistens on church bells
call to prayer

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

For Ellie

new face
the smile of generations
lights up our world


ancient building
dancing in light and shadow--
house of God

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

new ground

in the rain
we step uncertainly
over new ground


Everybody yells.
I stop;
my foot in the poo.

~uttered spontaneously by my cousin, Sean in la Madeleine, France

(And, yes, he did step in it!)

Sunday, October 23, 2005

stinging rain

stinging rain,
bitter winds strip the trees--
welcome me home

Friday, October 14, 2005


Off on a plane
gathering haiku
in a bundle

I bid adieu

I bid adieu
outside my window
earth expands

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Late autumn

freezing neighbors
huddle round burning leaves
watching their dreams

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


in the garden
her ashes
storm clouds ahead


her ashes
in the garden--
seedlings bloom

yellow mums

free of porch
yellow mums
seek rain

Golden eyes

Golden eyes
in the yellow leaves
twitching tail

dark and silent

with folded wings
hanging on the wall
dark and silent

shattered windows

shattered windows
broken in a dream–
childhood home