Bespangled Day

Clouds splash dawning skyFootprints dapple noonday snowStars prick through greying nightfallas polka dot joys of my day Graphic from my personal collection

Recreate*

On a softened eveningshe returned from worksnow and stillnessher lonely companions From the kitchen tableamid egg smudged plate andcoffee smeared cupher pen and journalcalled to her:write with me,recreate your day,artist yourself,listen An unconsciousness poemthat had simmered all daywas ready for escapeto fancy itselfonto paper *Recreate: 1) form anew in the imagination; recollect and re-form in … More Recreate*

Blizzards of Blessings

Winter storm blasted past sunsetglittered its mantle of snow in the moonlight Eight inches dumped to shovel and plowoffered spry aerobics in crisp morning air Dishes piled up after dishwasher brokethawed icicle fingers in sink of warm bubbles Hubby in hospital, visits restrictedbut cared for by kind health healers When an avalanche of woes is … More Blizzards of Blessings

Gratitude in Grey

Gazing at the grey winter skyshe throws gratitude into the worldbecause here comes another drab dayas if that weren’t expected this time of yearbut gratitude births its own lightillumines even gloom Graphic is a modified original watercolor painting.

Wassailing

Throw a yule log on the fireconjure up some wassailmake a wreath of evergreenslight a candle flame Celebrate the darknesswelcome growing lightwinter comes with stillnessprepares for growth anew

Great Conjunction*

They may approach with consternationhaving not engaged in years but they draw nearer every night to celebrate on winter solsticewith a blushing butterfly kiss * The Great Conjunction of Aquarius 2020 is when the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn come so close together that they appear as a double planet. Click for more information. Photo from … More Great Conjunction*

Equanimity

When loss blows you awayfollow winter’s pathembrace the growing darknessbreathe the breeze of gain When blame troubles your heartfeel affection for othersbe secure in your abilitiesbreathe the breeze of praise When sorrow drenches you in downpour after downpourbe nourished by the rain thenbreathe the breeze of joy When failure weighs your spirit downsearch for new … More Equanimity

Winter Morning

filtered water fills the cup going up an octave as it reaches the brim coffee maker sputters syncopation to the wind chime song beside the window peppers sizzle in a pan avocado slices frame the plate whipped egg with spices waits for its turn in the skillet snow has fallen during the night porch needs … More Winter Morning

Moonrise, Moonset

Sunrise reminds me of the impermanence of nature as do the cycles of the moon This morning, a thin lunar sliver, a waning crescent stands watch from above as sunrise colors fill the horizon With my attention on the glory of the sunrise I don’t notice the moon disappear Did she rise above the frame … More Moonrise, Moonset