Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

bound to each other

Inspired by Chiyo-Ni:

a single spider's thread
ties the duckweed
to the shore

© Chiyo-ni

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Under the Waterfall

under the waterfall – 
the hiss of foam
softened by oak


under the waterfall – 
the scent of old oak
borne on the mist


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Each Petal (Tanka)

each petal
the same as its ancestors
–  and yet – not quite –

a tear – a seam – 
and the most delicate – soars –  

Monday, March 23, 2015

Potter's Field



at potter’s field  
the warming earth heaves  
- and the trucks roll on  



How Soft Underfoot

Inspired by the example from Robert Frost:

Out through the fields and the woods
And over the walls I have wended;
I have climbed the hills of view
And looked at the world, and descended;
I have come by the highway home,
And lo, it is ended.

The leaves are all dead on the ground, 
Save those that the oak is keeping
To ravel them one by one
And let them go scraping and creeping
Out over the crusted snow, 
When others are sleeping.

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,
No longer blown hither and thither;
The last lone aster is gone;
The flowers of the witch hazel wither;
The heart is still aching to seek,
But the feet question ‘Whither?’

Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things, 
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?


how soft underfoot - 

the leaves of seasons past

in their dreams