Quarantine

Sunlight comes through the box bay at a low slant white washing two waxy leaves of a peace lily Two sheets and two blankets folded pick up rays of the last lingering light before illuminating an oval of scrimshaw in the spotlight The horizon will marble peach, steel grey and coral soon but for now … More Quarantine

Sunset Psalm

The moon shines amidst a sprinkling of twinkles in the inky twilight while ambling clouds give way to shades for timid stars who want to play peek-a-boo with the man in the moon   Photo by Billy Huynh courtesy of Unsplash

Wild Turkeys

At dusk, I hurry to writers’ groupdriving along an empty open stretchof a two-laneby the nature center I slow down, though, when I seewhat I soon recognize asa brood of wild turkeys,five little ones bookended by two adults They wattle in a straight lineseeming unaware of potential danger I stop to watch this slow family … More Wild Turkeys

Possibilities [haiku]

“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh Inhale the sunrise Embrace the day’s amazement Exhale the sunset   Top photo by Mohamed Nohassi courtesy of Unsplash Bottom photo by … More Possibilities [haiku]

Life as a Poem

I awoke to a windy flood of dawn, fall’s October beginning; I opened the shades, found that last night’s rain fall made flood puddle tunnels throughout the gardens. Before I let the cat out, I checked the tiny tunnel beneath the chipmunk rock, none were playing there this crisp morning. I read a dharma about … More Life as a Poem

Sunset Reflection

It is on fire, the sky. We see it as we walk from under the trees, a flame surrounded by wisps of steel grey. Sunset falls into the lake, the reflection as vibrant as the sky above with an added dimension of gently rippling on the surface of water, another place for the blaze to … More Sunset Reflection

Fire Haiku

Light illuminates consuming all energy until it births dark   Another poem inspired by the winter solstice.   Image by Pixabay