Friday, January 27, 2006

A black crow
on a granite monument--
wintery day

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The fractured heavens
echo bewilderment--
winter thunder
bare of leaves
await Spring
like a desert snake across hot sands, travels;
wraps back upon itself;
and yet continues.

each "now"
light or dark--
God's gift
As I work
through the pain
everything I do
and each time I rest
is a gift from God.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


Warm and golden,
giving comfort and strength
from history's hands
pieces of herself
from the last half century
fill four households
loving from beyond

~This is my first attempt at tanka, a lyrical 5 line poem from Japan.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Strong wind--
I am awake.
God's breath.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

It figures!

Warm rain, the grass grows
(after gifts of ski tickets)
in January

Sunday, January 08, 2006

I've run out of
medicine. I think I'll gnaw
on a chair leg.

(Thanks to dh for suggesting this med-free metaphor!)