The Time Is Now

  The Time Is Now What if you had a clock that always showed you the time precisely like when to stop and take a breath, or when your face could use a smile, or when to notice the colors of clouds, or the aroma of fresh baked challah.  What if this clock could always … More The Time Is Now

Leaving at Dawn

Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake? Leonardo da Vinci Ah, dawn you come so quickly and pull me into this waking world where gravity is immutable and my senses restricted to five. I long to remain in my world of sleep beyond the laws of physics. … More Leaving at Dawn

Moonbeam Reflections

  An oil painting found in Seoul, Korea Moonbeam Reflections A reflection of a full moon shivers on the lake. Unlike the moon above, the wind moves her on the surface as well as underneath as a muskrat slips into the water and swims below. The reflection is always changing, always dappled and slightly blurred. … More Moonbeam Reflections

Transformation

I became an artist this year a poet, a writer, a zentangle doodler. Though I’ve written for years and doodled as well This year I finally did it. I committed to practice each day. 365 days in a row (and still going) wordsmithing poems and honing my craft with doodles slipped in just for fun … More Transformation

Corps de Tasse

The title is a phrase I made up as a variation of corps de ballet. Corps de ballet is defined as the dancers in a ballet company that perform as a background for the soloists or principal dancers. Tasse is French for “cup” and this poem is about the cups in my cupboard that perform as a background to the … More Corps de Tasse

Exposure

Exposure Winter just started; no shelter, no fire Just mountains of promises broken Thin boots, heavy burdens, the burn of the freeze Forced from the lands of their tribal ancestors Entropy seizes their future   As nights get longer and days get colder, melancholy can frost my mornings. Yesterday walking in the snow at the nature … More Exposure

Good Fortune

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~ Lao-tzu There’s a story of a Chinese farmer and one day his horse ran away. His neighbors all came to say, “What bad fortune for losing your horse.” The farmer replied, … More Good Fortune