Friday, December 10, 2010

We walk together
balancing in too-tall shoes
Are we grown up yet? 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Polite and friendly,
I greet them as I go by
the bewildered cows

Monday, August 23, 2010

old baby pictures
      smile at me from the wall

my face is pensive

One Single Impression prompt:  Pensive

Friday, August 06, 2010

When I break from  my 
who will I be? 

One Single Impression Prompt:  cocoon

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

forgotten glass jar 
left outside, brewing at night
moon tea 

Monday, August 02, 2010

beautiful flowers
colorful and artificial
disappointed hummingbird

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Little Tea Cup

a little tea cup
sits on a matching saucer


Wednesday, July 07, 2010

outside my bedroom window
the soft light of the silvery moon
holds all my secrets

Friday, July 02, 2010

holiday weekend
in an old historic town
tourist season here
dedicated bird
diligently builds her nest
poops on my window

Saturday, June 26, 2010

We travel the road
of life. Some things slip away.
Only God remains.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

working outside
sweating in the hot June sun
cackling crow

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

dinner on the porch
we watch the rabbits eat too
soft, silent rain falls

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

on the cherry tree
flowers give way to leaves
youth fades
pink blossoms
morning prayer in the cold
blessings of spring

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


bright morning sun beams
give light to the chasm
between life and death

This week's One Single Impression prompt: fissures

Picture by Chris O'Doherty

Night Rain

night rain
endured in quiet darkness
first light

This week's Haiku Bones prompt: Night Rain

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

dark, sweet life
nestled among the Easter grass
newborn calves

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

bitter tears mingle with
the harsh clink of counted pennies


the dust of our years
a bittersweet infestation
of lingering love

This week's Haiku Bones Prompt: Infestation.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Seductive birds sing
in the frozen landscape
spring's siren song.

Here is a second poem with this week's Haiku Bones prompt: seductive.


Each year we fight
the world's seductive lure--
with quiet resolve

This week's Haiku Bones prompt was seductive

Sunday, January 31, 2010


from dead to living
in unspoken alliance--
habits are passed

This week's Haiku Bones prompt:  Uncanny

Monday, January 18, 2010

The years pass by.
The incandescent twinkle
in his eyes remains.
i watch the world,
silent, and black and white
exploding rain drops

Saturday, January 16, 2010

dressed in our finest
we smile for the camera
I look away

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

horses in the snow 
looking for edible grass 
a lone pine tree

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

losing energy
tired; sighing quietly
mournful teapot

Monday, January 04, 2010

hearts electrify
across telephone wires
winter static

This week's Haiku Bones prompt: electrifying
we take refuge
from the winter wind
the fly and I
snow and bitter wind--
rush inside; remove coat--
and note the fly