Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dream

Breath-holding kind of day– I look for my vision In other poets’ words And find this: Last night’s last dream In a dark city Running alone Trying to find home (Where were you?) Big man shot On the sidewalk In … Continue reading

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Chipmunk Haiku

Below my window Sleepy chipmunk tests his feet On lingering ice

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Garden Dog Tanka

Black dog pads softly Through the Swiss chard and parsley Staying on the path Such a sweet and kind regard Instinct set aside for love!

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Grey Haiku

Slow grey day weeps down Tightens the sky’s wet embrace Washes Winter off

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Earthworm Tanka

Oil-slick skin glistens Around soil-covered fingers When will I see you My silent constant workers My companions, my earthworms?

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Just the Facts

Cranking down stairs Long hard night’s joints Head full of storm clouds Puffy scrambled Picasso face There you are: Your first glance stops the creaking. Your kiss washes grey from the clouds. Your hand soothes, reshapes my face Into the … Continue reading

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Sunday Night in Early Spring (Sonnet)

Old brown dog snores softly in her bed, Tightly curled as soon Spring buds will be; Old black dog stays out until the dark Drives him from night where he cannot see. And you, my silver dog, rest for a … Continue reading

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His Poem

I said, That Mozart we sang last night is still stuck in my head. He said: I’m not surprised. That music is like a giant sand castle Right above the line of high tide. It will stay there until something … Continue reading

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What Matters Here

Bear of a man Silver white beard Big warm paws Deep soft growl Heart like the sun Intellect as fierce: Your gentle spirit Shines and pulses Like threads of blood In the petal ears Of the brown rabbit We feed … Continue reading

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A Small Love Song

Your dark eyes Your beard sparkling white In lamplight Draw me across the room Hands emptied Of all worldly concerns I stand before you Catch your eye Breathing deeply Into our connection I bow down to catch The blessing of … Continue reading

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