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

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]

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

Spring

Raindrops spirit asparagus sprouts as Cardinals nest with dandelion tufts Snow flurries bloom into snowdrop flowers Worms wriggle mud-luscious* Lichen layers old oak trees while Bare limbs begin to bud-burst Spring thunders in its striking grace Shedding frost for pear tree blossoms * Mud-luscious comes from the e.e. cummings poem, “[in Just-]” Asparagus photo from … More Spring

Mettle

Resilient little fiddlehead fronding from the dark of last year’s growth Like you I unfold at times from a darkened doorway trying to be resilient waiting for new normal   Photo from Timothy Dykes courtesy of Unsplash

All in a Name

Once my name was Playing with Words Yesterday my name was Anxious about the Virus Today my name is Squirrels Spiraling in Spring’s Green Tomorrow my name will be Safely Venturing Out Secretly my name is Likes Wine Too Much I want my name to be All Is Impermanent Photo by Brecht Denil courtesy of … More All in a Name