Illogical

There is no logic here concerning when joyful words are waterfalls or when clogged up words stay out of reach There is no logic here concerning when melancholy floods my spirit or when gratitude electrifies my cells There is no logic here concerning when isolation ennui conquers curiosity or when crafting a poem outweighs reading … More Illogical

One Shot

Beetle died on the patio table big guy, looking strong Brought him into the kitchen propped him up on a shot glass Reminds me life is short Take your shot when you can   Photo from my personal collection

Swoop

Cardinal in the garden Blue jay in the dogwood Cardinal flies to a maple branch Her mate joins her from nowhere Jay disappears into oak leaves Woodpecker appears on a tree trunk I have no control over when Life swoops in and out of my window view I also have no control over when Conditions … More Swoop

Wishing Words [haiku]

Whispering letters coalesce playfully til wishing words emerge “Words on paper have no apparent glow.  Ishi called them bird tracks on white bark. But words on white paper can move from mind to mind like flames from roof to roof in wind not one word spoken.”  Susan Goldsmith Wooldridge Graphic designed in PowerPoint and Paint … More Wishing Words [haiku]

Mandolin Wishes

Mandolin wishes may stream like rose-colored dawns that unfold on a wistful breeze Bliss of a kiss may float to clouds gather with other kisses or linger on lips in glistening delight Dappled memories may contain peppers of hurt and fear but life like the moon cycle shines joy with her fullness   Photo of … More Mandolin Wishes

Canopy Coexistence

Birds of color fill my yard cardinals blue jays goldfinches coexisting in canopy foliage Jays aren’t brutal to finches because their feathers are not blue Cardinals don’t murder jays because their feathers are not red We could learn much from the birds Photo from Pixabay  

Serpentine Dreams

Surprises unfold in shapes that humble me Thousands of stories serpentine in a dream pond of touching tears Grateful for the photo by LuAnn Hunt courtesy of Unsplash

Alphabiku

A – L – I – V – E F – O – R – E – V – E – R U – N – T – I – L . . . Having all this time at home, I have been playing with different versions of the haiku. A special thanks to my … More Alphabiku

Shadow Roots

Bare limbs seek the sun yearning to leave like fruit trees on the street Reaching down with shadow roots pulling warmth from sun and soil Photo taken last week from my front yard in Troy, MI